Geranium in Watercolor - How to Paint Shadows

Painting Techniques for Beginners Explained


Basic Watercolor Techniques Demonstrated - Painting Shadows, Wet on Wet Background, Lifting With a Thirsty Brush

Do you have trouble with shadows?

You're definitely not alone. In this lesson, you'll learn how to paint any shadow with a neutral color, wet on wet. You can dry the shading and just paint your transparent color over top for a beautiful effect.

This technique is so helpful - you'll see it twice! An extra video demonstration for shadows is included at the bottom of the Curriculum.

Take the difficulty out of painting believable shadows. You don't have to juggle values and colors all at the same time with this method.

In Geraniums, many basic watercolor techniques are demonstrated and explained, so you'll learn as you paint. Guided practice is excellent practice, in wet on wet washes, using a thirsty brush and re wetting and lifting, as well as painting.

Work at your own speed, paint with a friend, or create a card for a loved one. Just have fun, because the more fun you have, the more you'll paint, and the better your watercolor techniques will become. So paint today!

Your Instructor

Deb Watson
Deb Watson

Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher

My story is simple.

I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.

Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).

My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.

Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!

Happy Painting.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction to Geranium
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  Geranium Video Demonstration
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  Geranium Downloads
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  Extra Video on Painting Shadows
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  Student Paintings for Geranium - send me yours today!
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