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Beginning Watercolor: Painting a Dog

Guided instruction of Basic Watercolor Techniques and Painting a Realistic Dog.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 4m
Language: English
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In this class I will teach you everything you need to know about Beginning Watercolors.  I provide you with a supplies list and then we go through each supply one at a time.  I even show you how to set up your palette and fill your wells with paint! 
From there, we do a few simple painting exercises where you learn the basics of how to mix paint, stroke you paint puddle successfully on your paper, set up your paper, and achieve all of the paint techniques used in the dog painting.
Then, there is a lecture on VALUES, the key to any successful painting.  I explain values and their importance in creating a representational painting and then we create a value chart specific to the dog painting.
Then follow along with me as we paint the dog step by step.  I use guided instruction, building in breaks during my video’s where you stop the video and catch up to the step I just completed.  That way you don’t just watch, but actually get a painting done that you are proud of!!  It’s a ton of fun!!

You will learn

✓ Learn Watercolor Basics – From Materials and Set Up to Beginning Painting Techniques
✓ Quick Tracing Techniques for Basic Drawing
✓ Values: the Key to All Successful Paintings
✓ Flat Washes, Graded Washes, Glazing, Wet into Wet Techniques
✓ Painting With Watercolors Realistically


• Some experience is helpful but not necessary
• Just buy the supplies and join me as we paint together!

This course is for

• Beginning to Intermediate Watercolor Painters
• Painters Interested in Photorealism
• Dog Lovers :-)
Artist and Art Teacher
Marilee Nielsen is an award winning watercolor painter whose work has been displayed at art galleries across the United States and has been published in several art magazines.  She is a gifted teacher whose sought after courses are found at colleges and community painting facilities in Southern California.  As a Signature Member of National Watercolor Society and a Juried Member of Watercolor West her paintings have been recognized by some of the top Watercolor Societies in the world. 
She is a seasoned art teacher who has instructed art for over twenty years at the high school level, college level and in Emeritus programs, giving her the unique talents and skills to reach every level of student. 
Teaching art is her passion!  She loves to give step by step instruction that insures success by answering every question, diving deeply into the subject covering every intimate detail that is often glossed over in other classes.  Nothing is more satisfying to her than seeing her students pride in their finished work!
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 3h 4m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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