In this art class preview, learn to paint ocean waves with gouache. Join us with artist Alyssa Doggett (@watercolorsmakemesmile) for an ocean focused painting lesson. She will show you how the use of brush strokes and the relationship between light and dark build the waveform.
Check out this reference photo if you want to paint along!
- The basics of painting with gouache
- Getting correct water to gouache ratio
- Using brush strokes to form shapes
- Understanding the colour process
- Manipulating the relationship between light and dark
Enrol in Alyssa's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)
In the Mini Workshop, Alyssa will teach:
- Developing a seascape from sketch to finish
- Including accents to emphasize focal points
- Adding shadows and highlights to water for movement
- Using colour and brush strokes to form shapes
- Creating mood in a water scene
Etchr Products mentioned:
Other materials mentioned:
- Arches 640 GSM cold pressed watercolour paper 6"x8”
- Princeton Select liner brush size 1
- Meeden angular shader size 12 (Similar: Jackson's Silverline Shader size 12)
- Princeton Select flat angle brush size 8 (large)
- Arteza or Himi Miya gouache paint in Prussian blue, Cerulean blue, Viridian green, Titanium white, Black (Similar: Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache)
- 2 cups of water
- Paper towel
- Painter's tape (Suggested: 3M Scotch Painter's Tape)
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- Etchr Studio Team