Learn to paint silhouettes with shimmering watercolours in this art class preview with artist Buffy Kaufman (@watercolorpour). She will talk about choosing colours, identifying values, and using bold silhouettes. Pearlescent painted greetings cards are perfect for quick and loose waterscapes.

Topics Covered:

  • Using a limited palette for colour harmony
  • Mixing colours to match nature
  • Veering off reference to find freedom
  • Using wet-on-wet techniques for a loose result
  • Drying your paintings naturally, so they don’t lose their magic
  • Lifting with stencils to bring pizazz

Here are the reference images if you want to paint along!

In the Mini Workshop art class, Buffy will teach:

  • Using the paint and pour method of watercolour
  • Creating custom stencils for lifting
  • Managing water on the page and in your pours
  • Painting water, reflections, and shadows

Enrol in Buffy's Mini Workshop (Enrol in our US$6.00 Mini Workshops)

    Etchr Products mentioned:
    Pearlescent Watercolours: Golden 12 Half Pan Set
    Etchr Mini Palette: 19 Wells
    Watercolour Greeting Cards: Cold Press

    Jackson's Art Products mentioned:
    Daniel Smith Watercolours (Colours): Hansa Yellow LightQuinacridone SiennaQuinacridone Red, Quinacridone Magenta, Phthalo TurquoisePhthalo Blue (Red Shade))
    Kafka Liner Brush # 2

    Other materials:

    • Watercolour brushes (Angle Shader Brush 1/2", Round Brush #2)
    • Tim Holtz Layering Stencils "Speckles" & "Stripes" (optional)
    • Containers of water
    • Scotch Tape
    • Old Toothbrush

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    See you!

    - Etchr Studio Team

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