Paint Interior Scenes In Watercolor

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Painting Interior Scenes

Interiors are challenging subjects. Making them look right requires attention to symmetry, proportion and scale.

There are methods and techniques that help – learning them will improve your paintings of other subjects as well.

Basic Skills For Painting Interiors

These short tutorials cover a number of special skills that help when painting interior scenes.

black eyed susans painted in a watercolor vignette

A Simple Formula For Interior Light

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • The simple method to depict light and ‘fall off’
  • Creating light shifts with wet-in-wet gradations
  • Using temperature shifts to reinforce the illusion of light and shadow

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Paint A Simple Overhead Light

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Create the ‘pool’ of light that happens under artificial lights
  • Using gradations of value and temperature for light and shadow
  • Use the simple wet-in-wet graded wash for a complex effect

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How To Paint Folds In Cloth

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Getting the look soft textured fabric
  • Using gradations of value and temperature for light and shadow
  • How to use the Core Shadow for three dimensional effect

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Paint A Modern Sofa

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to use sedimentary paints to represent texture
  • Using a methodical, layered approach to build value
  • Represent form by creating light and shadow effects

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Interior Scenes

Full Length Lessons For Painting Interior Scenes

black eyed susans painted in a watercolor vignette

Paint A Hallway With Filtered Exterior Light

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Using one-point perspective for a hallway scene
  • Using graded washes for subtle light effects
  • Capturing the essentials rather than details

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Paint A Simple Interior Scene

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • Use Alignment & Measurement To Create An Accurate Scene
  • Refine A Drawing Before Painting
  • Using The Essential Character Of Watercolor For Subtle Light Effects

THIS IS A CHALLENGING LESSON

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