Painting Vibrant Watercolour Coastlines
Create vibrant, atmospheric watercolour coastlines filled with rich, natural colours and a sense of vitality.
This online watercolour course teaches beginning artists the fundamentals of watercolour by exploring coastal art. Learn essential skills, practice by creating little works of art and develop the knowledge you need to paint your own favourite stretches of coastline.
Whether you're a beginner or an intermediate artist wanting to consolidate the basics of watercolour, 'Painting Vibrant Watercolour Coastlines' will teach you what you need to know in a fun and approachable way.
Develop core watercolour skills - and have fun!
Understanding the colour wheel and mixing vibrant colours
Getting the right green
Laying smooth washes of colour
Creating texture in waves, rocks, sand and plants
Painting wet-in-wet for dramatic skies
Creating an interesting composition
What to do if things go wrong
Painting Vibrant Watercolour CoastlinesFREE PREVIEW
Course CurriculumFREE PREVIEW
About the InstructorFREE PREVIEW
Supply ListFREE PREVIEW
Downloadable E-Book- 'Brushes, Paper, Paint- Choosing Watercolour Materials That Will Help You Succeed'FREE PREVIEW
Sneak Peek: Using Salt To Add TextureFREE PREVIEW
Colour Wheel- Mixing Greens
Colour Wheel- The Rest of the Rainbow
Exploring Values in Watercolour
Mixing Greens- Playing With Colour
Homework 1- Play With Green
Painting a Fir Tree
Painting an Oak Tree
Homework 2- A Tree Of Your Own
BONUS- Tree Images
Welcome to Module Two
Quick Technique: Loose and Lively Waves
Quick Technique: Dry Brush Sparkles
Essential Skills: Laying a Flat Wash
Demo: Painting Reflections
Essential Skills: Gradated Wash
Demo: Painting A Twilight Lighthouse Using Gradated Washes
Demo: Waves and White Lines
Homework: Make Waves
Bonus: Stretching Paper
Welcome to Module Three
Painting Rocks: Glazing Layers
Creating Texture With Salt
Mixing Colour On The Paper
Spatter Painting Sand
Homework- Playing with Texture
Demo: Dramatic Clouds
Bonus: Mixing Neutrals- A Colour Wheel Recap
Welcome to Module Four
The Rule of Thirds
Guiding The Eye With S-Curves
Composition Strategies PDF
Checking Your Composition
The Power of Thumbnails
Homework 1- Thumbnails
Inside My Sketchbook
Creating A Balanced Painting- Booklet
Creating A Balanced Painting- Worksheet
Planning A Painting- Thumbnails In Action
Planning A Painting- From Thumbnail To Full Size
Demo: Painting the Coastline
Homework 2- Paint!
The course contains four modules which will guide you through the essential skills for painting watercolour coasts and how to apply them. 'Trees' includes colour mixing and value, plus techniques for drawing and painting trees. 'Seas' includes laying flat and gradated washes, plus ways to paint the different moods of the sea. 'Land and Sky' includes wet-in-wet painting, glazing and methods to create texture for rocks, sand, wood and grass. 'Coastlines' covers composition, creating a focal point and using colour, value and movement in your art.
The course is aimed at beginning watercolour artists and those who want to practice and consolidate the fundamentals. If you're new to watercolours, you'll learn essential skills which you can then apply to paint anything! If you've been painting with watercolour for a while but continue to be frustrated by muddy colours, blooms and back runs, streaky washes or paints that are too thick or too wishy-washy, then you'll also find the content of this course valuable.
Absolutely. Whilst the course is organised into four modules, you can work through it at your own pace. You have lifetime access to the course materials, so you can return to the content as many times as you like.
No! Honing the fundamentals doesn't have to be boring. We'll practice essential skills in creative and fun ways. We'll create simple and enjoyable artworks to practice each technique. You can copy my demonstrations if you choose, plus you'll also find ideas for how you can adapt and personalise each activity to make your creations unique.
I'll be sharing a wide range of techniques, including how I use white outlines, draw trees and create movement as part of 'my' style. You'll also learn a range of other techniques and how to apply them. You’re welcome to follow the demos and paint ‘my way’ or apply the key takeaways to more traditional ways of painting. The class will help you along the path to finding your own unique voice and learning how to paint like you!
The course is $65 CAN (about $49 US). Elsewhere in the world? XE.com will show you an approximate price in your local currency (please note, the exchange rate your bank charges may vary slightly).
Andrea England is a watercolour artist who creates aboard a sailboat studio in British Columbia. An experienced teacher, she is also an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists.
Start painting your own beautiful coastal scenes in vibrant watercolour!