Free Watercolor Painting Lesson

Summer Landscape With Puddle

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Soft texture – to depict the soft look of a misty day
  • Rough brush – using the side of the brush with a light touch; this is especially effective for creating rough texture for weeds, grasses and rough patches of earth
  • Gradation – simple gradual changes in color or value work well in skies and water; use them to create the reflective surface of a rain puddle
  • Quick brush strokes – marks that are easy and simple but create effective reflections

Learn to add good looking puddles to your paintings and practice important basic techniques: wet-in-wet, dry-in-wet, and drybrush. This is and small, simple and easy exercise that will add to your skills and show you how to add this common sight to your landscapes.

The scene is a summer landscape on a misty, rainy day.  Soft texture abounds on a day like this as the mist softens and fades individual objects.  Scenes like this on days like this require a lot of wet-in-wet passages to form those soft edges.  This lesson gives you lots of practice in both. 

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Brushes –  1/4″ flat, medium round, small round and the rigger
  • A palette with your colors – Cobalt Blue, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna,
  • Watercolor paper – preferably Arches 140lb Cold Press cut to about 5″x 7″

DOWNLOAD : DRAWING LAYOUT AND FINISHED PAINTING


WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Brushes –  1/4″ flat, medium round, small round and the rigger
  • Paint – Cobalt Blue, Permanent Alizarin Crimson, Lemon Yellow, Burnt Sienna, Raw Sienna,