Painting with Watercolors

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beginner I really loved the way this was presented in a very thorough and step by step process for water colors. I had previously only used dry media, so this was quite a change for me. I think I got good results, but can only hope that my technique improves as I continue to practice. Well done
Date published: 2021-01-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful Course! I have just loved this course...learned so very much! While I have taken a few in person classes in watercolor, I've never had anyone explain so much that goes beyond how to paint this or that. Kateri does a wonderful job with explaining color theory and takes it on into the practical use and mixing of color, just from a few paint tubes. I have spent so many hours staring at paint tubes in the store and never really sure of which to buy, but now I know and feel more confident about actual mixing to find just the right color. I find myself reviewing several of the lessons over and over, learning more each time that I do, and learning to apply them in so many ways. Now practice is more fun!
Date published: 2020-12-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Made me love watercolor! Prior to this class, i'd taken another TGC watercolor step by step class, which gave me a little foundation for this class. Still, this class provided the details for the techniques needed to create different kinds of watercolor images, I really liked the way the camera showed the artist creating the sample and the reference photo as well. We could follow along so well! This class started a love affair with watercolor!
Date published: 2020-11-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Extremely Well Done! I bought this about a month ago and have absolutely love it! Kateri did a fantastic job providing a foundation in which I know that I'll be able to build from. I especially loved the lesson on expressive mixed media. I just bought her book and I'm hoping that she will produce another course soon. Thanks so much Kateri for a fantastic lesson!
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to understand I bought this a couple of months ago, and I really am happy that I did. The instructor is very good. She explains everything in an easy to understand manner. She made watercolor painting easy and fun.
Date published: 2020-08-05
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Beginner Water Coloring This has been both fun and a challenge to learn water coloring techniques. However, I submitted two questions and never received a response. Lesson 6 “Washes” I think an objective system e.g. numbers to describe degrees of color differences rather than shades related to different drinks would be more helpful.
Date published: 2020-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Inspirational teacher I have tried other painting course and it just didn’t seem to click, but with Kateri it did. She is inspiring in her teaching method. She gave simple to follow instructions and small projects which gave me a sense of achievement. I would thoroughly recommend to novice watercolour painters.
Date published: 2020-06-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good variety of projects. This instructor, Kateri Ewing is so creative! She explained about the translucence of paints, which I never learned in any other class. She is engaging and makes the painting fun, too.
Date published: 2020-04-30
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Painting with Watercolors
Course Trailer
What You Need: Watercolor Paints
1: What You Need: Watercolor Paints

Meet Kateri Ewing and ground yourself in the fundamentals of watercolor paint. Kateri examines key topics, including staining and granulating effects, lightfastness ratings, pigment numbers and more.

18 min
What You Need: Brushes
2: What You Need: Brushes

Kateri goes over the different types of brushes and their various qualities, including the best beginner-friendly ones, as well as care and storage instructions.

7 min
What You Need: Paper
3: What You Need: Paper

Explore the various aspects of paper and the formats it comes in, from pads and blocks to giant tearable sheets. Kateri helps you choose the right kind of paper for your project, then shows you how to stretch it to avoid warping and bubbling.

13 min
What You Need: Palettes & Extras
4: What You Need: Palettes & Extras

Kateri reviews the last few items you need to start painting, including palettes, erasers, masking fluid, easels and more.

14 min
Methods: Basic Brushstrokes
5: Methods: Basic Brushstrokes

Explore a number of mark-making techniques with two types of brushes: flat and round. Kateri demonstrates how to lift pigment, create sharp edges and make a variety of lines, including twisting, flat, thick-to-thin and more.

20 min
Methods: Washes
6: Methods: Washes

Harness the power of water and pigment for stunning results every time! Here, Kateri teaches you the basics of creating washes. Find out how to make, or avoid, blooms, how to fade edges and more.

40 min
Methods: Paint Application
7: Methods: Paint Application

Explore the two primary watercolor methods: wet-in-wet and wet-on-dry. See how to drop in and lift out color, use masking fluid or salt to create unique effects, and explore a dry-brush technique to create hard and soft edges.

37 min
Methods: Color Mixing
8: Methods: Color Mixing

Understand your colors so you can better predict and mix the shades you want! In this lesson, Kateri shows you how to create essential mixing tools: a color wheel, color chart and value scale.

22 min
Methods: Color Harmony
9: Methods: Color Harmony

Make the most of only six tubes of paint! Learn how pigments interact with one another to mix more luminous, harmonious colors. Then practice working with a limited palette to create triads and achieve clean results every time.

32 min
Projects: Basic Landscape
10: Projects: Basic Landscape

Watch as Kateri demonstrates painting a basic landscape step by step, including planning and selecting colors, breaking down the subject, foreground, middle ground and background, and adding final details.

29 min
Projects: Basic Seascape
11: Projects: Basic Seascape

Build on your skills by painting seascapes! See how to create new textures and shapes, such as rippling water, and apply masking fluid. Then practice lifting techniques to create waves, depth, drama and other final details.

21 min
Projects: Expressive Mixed Media
12: Projects: Expressive Mixed Media

Explore a more expressive, gestural watercolor style. Start by dropping color into a water glaze on paper and see if any shapes or subjects emerge. Then lift, push and pull the pigment to refine the shape, using colored pencils and pens to define your subject.

23 min
Projects: Botanical-Style Flower
13: Projects: Botanical-Style Flower

Put your wet-on-dry skills to work with a botanical-style painting! After planning and palette selection, move on to targeted water-glazing and color-dropping. Add depth and contour, then finish up with dry-brushing and final details.

44 min
Projects: Detailed Bird
14: Projects: Detailed Bird

Finally, create your most detailed work yet: a bird portrait. Begin with the eye, applying initial washes, then build the form, contrast and various textures. Finish up by adding a glazing wash and final details.

41 min
Kateri Ewing

Watercolor can become like a new language that you can use to express your creativity across my subjects and styles.

About Kateri Ewing

For watercolorist Kateri Ewing, painting is all about capturing the awe she feels for the natural world. In preparation for painting, Kateri regularly walks and photographs the woods, meadows and waterways in two of her favorite places near her home in western New York state: Wyoming County and Knox Farm State Park. Kateri's passion for painting and drawing is infused in her teaching, and sharing her techniques with students of all ages is her favorite thing about being an artist. Kateri's original watercolors are currently represented by Meibohm Fine Arts.

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