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Beginner Projects

  • Matilija Poppies
  • Pink Rosebud
  • Freesia's
  • Pepper Shadows
  • Nasturtium's





A gentle introduction to detail and technique. The projects for this level were carefully thought out with the beginner in mind, and can help give your confidence a nice little boost. To get an overview of what is included with each project,  click here.

When it comes to finding subjects to paint, flowers can be a wonderful choice. Their petals and leaves come in all shapes and sizes, making them easy to imitate. Best of all, nature is not perfect. If you happen to paint a little too big or a little too small, only you will know.

Still life's are also ideal. Somehow the mind processes subjects that do not move as easier to paint then subjects with movement.



Matilija Poppies Project

$ 29.95  USD,    plus shipping
 
What you will learn


  How to create both warm and cool shadows using the three primary colors.


  How to paint leaves, and lift-out veins, in only one application.

  How to paint an effective background with color and the wet-into-wet technique.

plus so much more!
 
painting no.1 of the Matilija Poppy

Size

7"w  x  6"h


width - 17.78cm
height - 15.24cm

painting no.2 of the Matilija Poppy
Size

7"w  x  5"h


width - 17.78cm
height - 12.7cm
 

Paper
  • a "quarter sheet" of watercolor paper.

Palette
  • New Gamboge (W&N)
  • Permanent Rose (W&N)
  • French Ultramarine Blue (W&N)
  • Burnt Sienna (W&N)
  • Sap Green (H)


Pink Rosebud Project

$ 29.95  USD,    plus shipping
 
What you will learn


  How to create depth, shape, and form by layering.

  How to paint leaves, and lift-out vein lines.

  How to paint a reflective shadow.

plus so much more!
 
Painting of Pink Rosebud

Size

10"w  x  11"h


width - 25.4cm
height - 27.9cm


Paper
  • a "quarter sheet" of watercolor paper.

Palette
  • New Gamboge (W&N)
  • Permanent Rose (W&N)
  • French Ultramarine Blue (W&N)
  • Sap Green (H)

Freesia's Project

Preview
 
What you will learn


  How to paint backlit flowers with glowing color.

  How to create the illusion of cracked glass through the use of color and technique.

  How to paint a cast shadow with reflective color.

plus so much more!
 
Painting of Freesia's


Size

13"w  x  11"h


width - 33.02cm
height - 27.94cm



Paper
  • a "quarter sheet" of watercolor paper.

Palette
  • New Gamboge (W&N)
  • Permanent Rose (W&N)
  • French Ultramarine Blue (W&N)
  • Sap Green (H)


Pepper Shadows Project - (Beginner/Intermediate Level)

Preview
 
What you will learn


  How to create the illusion of items floating in glass.

  How to paint glossy round subjects through the use of color, value, and technique.

  How to paint a two layer reflective cast shadow.

plus so much more!
 
Painting of Pepper Shadows


Size

9"w  x  11"h


width - 22.86cm
height - 27.94cm



Paper
  • a "quarter sheet" of watercolor paper.

Palette
  • New Gamboge (W&N)
  • Scarlet Lake (W&N)
  • French Ultramarine Blue (W&N)
  • Indian Yellow (W&N)
  • Burnt Sienna (W&N)
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson (W&N)
  • Winsor Blue - red shade (W&N)
  • Permanent Sap Green (W&N)

Nasturtium's Project

Preview
 
What you will learn


  How to create the illusion of wood through color, value, and technique.

  How to paint the look of velvety flowers through color and technique.

  How to paint varigated leaves through color, value, using the wet-into-wet technique.

plus so much more!
 
painting of Nasturtium's


Size

11"w  x  14"h


width - 27.94cm
height - 35.56cm



Paper
  • a "quarter sheet" of watercolor paper.

Palette
  • New Gamboge (W&N)
  • Permanent Rose (W&N)
  • French Ultramarine Blue (W&N)
  • Indian Yellow (W&N)
  • Scarlet Lake (W&N)
  • Winsor Red (W&N)
  • Cerulean Blue (W&N)
  • Sap Green (H)


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