How many times have you got your breath taken by the beauty of sea waves? And how many times you wanted to paint sails, light and colors of the surface? All these sailing ropes, fishing tackle. You can almost hear cries on seagulls by now, right?
But how many times have you tried to acquire just the right technique to get the results you wanted? That is exactly the answer that you will find here!
Julia Barminova is a watercolor artist that visited more than 50 different port cities over the world looking for new seascapes and inspiration. And on April 11th she will start broadcasting her first online workshop in English. How to get the best image of water, the spirit of port and all the nuances of watercolor technique will be the main topics of this online class.
The most important part is that you will learn to paint water effectively not only in studio but also outside in your travels and on pleinairs.Questions and answers:learning process
– Introduction of the materials: paper, brushes and paints;
– Analysing the important watercolour aspects, which are necessary for depiction of water using the technique La Prima;
– Several levels of gradation of the sea complicity; variety of reflections, search for light and contrasts;
– What you should pay attention, when choosing the subject and how to look for the life model in the port and the seaside;
– Watercolor work in genre “Seascape” in 4 parts: waves, reflections, sailboats and background;
100% cotton paper 300gr FIN (not rough or satin)
Recommended sheet size 28x38cm or 31x41cm
I like Arches Grain Fin 300gr or Winsor&Newton Grain Fin 300gr
Big round squirrel brush – size 6-8; smaller round synthetic brushes with sharp point – size 4-6; soft flat brush (pony, goat, or synthetic for watercolor) – size 30-40.
- Phthalo Blue PB15
- Phthalo Green PG7
- Cadmium Orange PO20
- Gamboge PY150/PO48
- Indanthrone Blue PB60
- Cobalt Blue PB28
- Quinacridone Rose PV19
- Neutral Tint RBk6/PV16
Painting board, masking tape, tissue and water container.
Reviews of author`s courses
I am absolutely in love with Julia's way of painting,, excellent lesson incredibly informative ad extremely enjoyable and very easy to follow. Hope to become as good as she is with my boats and water! There are many courses out there and I have followed many, but noone has been so helpful and useful both for technique and instructions provided.
This course was easier to follow than the sea and sails course. Clear, easy to understand instructions.
I learned so many things watching this course. I really appreciated your explanation of choosing the techniques you use to achieve believable water. That was extremely helpful. I also enjoyed hearing how you decide to simplify the photo as a watercolor focused on the water! Please do more. And your English is great! You don’t need to apologize!
I really like this lesson!
Love the course! Julia explain it very well.. I like how she mention what is wrong and what is right on watercolor techniques! I painted water before.. but this course really gave me another view! i want to try only one layer like Julia mention in the class! thank you..thank you!!
Great course with a lovely teacher. Julia explained all the steps perfectly. I wish the course was not sped up in parts but that may have made it too long. Thank you very much Julia!
The course was very good and very intense. I did not know we had to work simultaneously with Julia so I got behind from the start and did not finish in time to upload for review. However I had some very nice hours afterwards following the course on replay and painting the hydrangeas. I love the way it is filmed so that you can follow the actual painting process live - that is very informative and there are lots of big discoveries in watching how Julia works. Great course.
It was great!
I really enjoyed it. Very well explained. I had a surprising result!
I learned a lot. Good understandable explanation!