Intro To Watercolor Layering: Create Depth and Intensity in Your Paintings

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Step into the enchanting world of watercolor layering with artist Miranda Balogh as she unlocks the magic of layering to craft stunning, translucent paintings that leap off the page.

Dive deep into the art of color blending as you combine primary colors to conjure captivating new shades like radiant oranges and lush greens. Discover the secrets of creating dimension in your artwork using a single pigment, adjusting the paint-to-water ratio to achieve a spectrum of lighter and darker tones.

Throughout this immersive class, Miranda will generously share her insider tips, including the artistry of working from light to dark and the wonders of experimenting with diverse pigments and brushes for a tapestry of breathtaking effects. Bring your artistic visions to life with Miranda’s expert guidance and a palette of newfound techniques.

What You Will Learn:

  • The importance of watercolor layering and its impact on vibrancy, transparency, and luminosity in paintings
  • How to mix colors through layering different primary colors to create new shades
  • The significance of waiting for each layer to dry before adding another one for optimal results
  • Techniques for creating various values within your artwork using a single pigment with varying paint-to-water ratios
  • Tips for working from light to dark as a beginner in watercolor layering
  • Experimentation with different pigments, brushes, and papers to achieve varied vibrancy effects
  • Understanding the concept of less is more when it comes to layering in order to maintain control over the final result
  • Adjusting paint-to-water ratio as a means of controlling values within your painting

Supplies You’ll Need:

  • Paper, either mixed media or watercolor
  • Paintbrush
  • Watercolor paints
  • Two jars of water
  • Mixing well
  • Rag or paper towels

Meet Your Instructor:

Miranda Balogh

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This Is A Live Class Replay:

This is an edited replay of a Foxsy Live Class. If you’re interested in interacting directly with instructors, check out the upcoming Live Class schedule.

What’s In This Class?

  • 1 Video
  • Tips & Tricks
  • Self-Paced

Course Level: Beginner
Run Time: 50 minutes

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