Spring River. Watercolour tutorial. BASIC.

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Video tutorial for all levels of watercolour skills

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BASIC package for video tutorial
Lifetime access to 78 minutes detailed video tutorial based on ZOOM workshop "Spring River" on April 18, 2024.

In this workshop you will be practising the loose watercolour painting style of Ala Prima technique. You will study the basic rules of tonal perspective and how to create the illusion of distance and how to”infuse” air into your painting.

You will be practising a loose watercolour style of fast pencil free sketching using only your brushes. This style is perfect for fast painting during plain air sessions or for sketch booking, or journaling.

For all ages and for all skills levels. 

List of materials that you will need:
Watercolour paper, cotton is preferable;
Watercolour brushes (flat large and medium, round large and small)
Watercolour palette with a large surface for mixing pigments,
Alternatively, you can use a white ceramic plate. 
Palette knife, alternatively you can use a plastic card or craft knife;
Board (the board which you will tape your watercolour paper to);
Two large jars for water;
Paper towels;
Sea sponge (optional);
Salt (optional);
Hair dryer (optional)

Watercolour paint, any quality:
Any deep yellow like Yellow Ochre
Any rusty colour like Burnt Sienna
Any dark vine colour like Magenta
Any light blue colour like Cerulean Blue
Any deep blue colour like Ultramarine
Any dark grey like Neutral Tint

White Gouache (optional)
Dr.Ph.Martin's Bleed Proof white



Materials that I am going to use during the workshop:
This list is only for your information, there is no need to get exactly what I am using:
Watercolour paper Paul Rubens, cotton, 300 gm2
Watercolour brushes
- Round # 10-12 Paul Rubens and # 2 Escoda
- Flat synthetic brush 3/4 and 1 1/2 or larger Escoda 
- Calligraphy brush, 5 mm
Palette knife and Kraft knife 
Artistic tape 
Watercolour board 
Watercolour palette
Two large jars for water
Paper towels
Sea sponge
Hair dryer

Watercolour paint; 
I am going to use the following colours:
Buff Titanium, Daniel Smith
Yellow Ochre, Daniel Smith
Burnt Sienna, Daniel Smith
Magenta, Daniel Smith
Cerulean Blue, Van Dogh
Ultramarine, Daniel Smith 
Neutral Tint, Schminske
Dr.Ph.Martin's Bleed Proof white


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