Master Water Control To Level Up Your Watercolors

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1 hour, 5 minutes

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Master Water Control To Level Up Your Watercolors

Course Description:

Not being able to balance the paint-to-water ratio in your painting can be REALLY frustrating. Luckily, Miranda Balogh is here to share her tips, tricks, and strategies that will help you understand the flow of water.

First, we’ll discuss what exactly water control is and where it comes from when painting with watercolors.  Then, we’ll discuss common problems beginning watercolor artists experience with both water and pigment. Finally, we’ll review your brush and common watercolor techniques before diving into two easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects.

By the time you finish this course, you’ll have an easier and more enjoyable experience while painting with watercolors because you’ll feel confident in your water control skills.

What You Will Learn:

  • What water control is
  • How to resolve common issues with water and pigment while painting
  • Understand your brush’s capacity for water
  • 5 common watercolor techniques

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Watercolor paper (cold pressed paper is recommended, 140-lb or 300-gsm)
  • 1 round brush
  • 1 flat, mop, or 3/4″ brush
  • Mixing well
  • Artist’s tape (painter’s tape)
  • Watercolor paints
  • Paper towels (or rags)
  • 2 jars of water
  • Heat tool (optional)

Explore Class Projects:

In this course, you’ll learn to create these amazing class projects, but more importantly, you’ll learn how to create your own pieces in the future.

This course is part of the Watercolor Academy

What’s In The Course?

  • 11 Videos (over 1 hour of content)
  • 2 Class Projects
  • Project Feedback (Optional)
  • Self-Paced

Course Level: Beginner
Run Time: 1 hour, 5 minutes

Meet Your Instructor:

Miranda Balogh

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Posted 3 weeks ago
great hand's on work

I liked all the demos and trying skills along with the instructor

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Gail Prouse
Posted 1 month ago

This is the course that keeps on giving ! You use this in each and every painting you do , so I feel like I am continuously learning and evolving . Thank you Miranda! Gail

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Janet Gillis
Posted 2 months ago
Great Basic Course to Build Confidence

Miranda's courses always provide a lot of knowledge and skill building techniques. And more importantly, you end up with a beautiful little painting to hang on the wall.

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Debra Rogler
Posted 2 months ago
Good beginner course

I enjoyed the 2 very different projects.

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Jim Rose
Posted 5 months ago
Don't be afraid of too much water

I discovered that water can be as important in creating a color as the pigment choices are

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