In this art class preview, learn to simplify your subjects by viewing them as colour blocks and negative spaces. Join us with artist Marco Novo (@wildnove_watercolor) as he shares this simple approach to painting complex scenes. He will encourage you to paint with watercolours without the fear of making mistakes.

Check out this reference photo if you want to paint along!

Topics Covered:

  • Painting shapes as colour blocks
  • Using negative space
  • Using paperwhite for highlights
  • How to simplify complex scenes
  • Painting the desert with a combination of techniques

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

In the Mini Workshop, Marco will teach:

  • Identifying important shapes in a scene
  • Painting with wet-on-wet techniques
  • Painting with dry brush techniques
  • Using special brush strokes for colour and texture blending

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  • mindy said:

    Just did this and was really happy with how it came out. Kept fighting my brain on it, painting in more shadows and negative space. Next time, I need to leave more windows for white.

    November 16, 2021

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