Simple Barn in Watercolor
Basic Landscape Composition
Landscape Basics Demonstrated For Beginners
Ease into landscapes with this red country barn for beginners. You'll start with sky and work back to front, for the easiest painting. See clear demonstrations in the video and follow along for step by step painting.
(Painting on left was done by a student!)
Start with basic colors, and use the list of suggested mixes so your painting has a professional blend of colors from a limited palette.
Each painting turns out unique, which is the fun of watercolor lessons. Students finished this barn landscape, start to finish in a little over two hours.
Use the outline page to trace the outline onto your watercolor paper and join the fun. No drawing necessary.
You'll also see how to use masking tape to save the crisp lines of your barn in minutes by holding a safety razor to the barn lines and simply tearing off the tape.
See the difference a little sponging makes (compare the paintings below), or paint yours entirely by brush. Whether you follow along or switch things up, either way, your painting will be fun and unique.
Bonus - In the downloads you'll find two pages brimming with tips for landscape composition and you'll hear how those tips were used to create this composition. And extra reference photo is included, in case you'd like to try some of those tips out.
This is the painting done in the demo (with a little sponging.)
And the one below (also done by the teacher) without sponging.
Hi, I'm Deb Watson.
My story is simple. I loved creating art from childhood, but was discouraged from pursuing art by my parents. So, I became a nurse, but kept painting.
I knew nothing about art, but taught myself over time and became a very successful artist, with hundreds of awards. Although my art and how to paint techniques are well known (in over a dozen books and online), I'm just a down to earth person.
I've always enjoyed teaching others how to paint with watercolor - sharing the joy!
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