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

I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!

My story is simple.

I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'

Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,

. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.

When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.

Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.

No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.

And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)

Have fun and learn from a master - sign up today!

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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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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