Learn Watercolor Silhouettes with Sunrise Landscape

Silhouettes are easy and beautiful.

Watercolor silhouettes are one of the easiest ways to get a recognizable subject and beautiful colors. Whether you want a landscape, wildlife or your grand kids, just trace the outline and follow the steps for a beautiful silhouette. (The image below is the second demonstration in the video.)

In this lesson, I show the same scene, done two ways.

This is the original photo we start with.
In the first demo, you'll see common red, yellow and blue colors mixed to paint a silhouette in layers of color. I added a big tree to the foreground and kept it more yellow. The results were okay.
In the second part demo (pictured above), I used purple, orange and yellow to paint the landscape, and added an elk. For that one I used a newer brand of paint - Qor. Mixing and painting was a lot easier.
In the video, I masked the outline of the elk and it worked well, but you could just paint the elk on top without the masking.
Or paint yourself and your spouse against a beautiful vacation sunset, for that special spot in your house.
Silhouettes are easy, if you know the steps.

Your Instructor

Deb Watson
Deb Watson

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!

Join me in your own personal journey into painting. My online lessons and zoom classes will teach you how to see and paint like an artist. No matter what your favorite subject is, you'll find it here - or email me your suggestions and I'll include a class in the future.

Happy Painting.

Course Curriculum

  How to Paint Silhouettes in Watercolor
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