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Monochrome Misty Landscapes
Learn the importance of values in a painting and create a stunning one-color masterpiece with Indian artist Trupti Karjinni.
Please Note: This class was included in the Watercolor Summit 1.0.
How many colors do you need to make great art? Sometimes, just one! Using fundamental watercolor techniques, Trupti Karjinni will teach you the importance of tones in a painting, how to paint soft edges, how to create depth, and how to control your brushstrokes to create a serene landscape, all with one color!
MODULES 1-2: Introduction & Supplies
Meet Trupti as she discusses the simple set of supplies you’ll need for this class, plus information on finding and working from multiple royalty-free reference photos.
MODULE 3: Tonal Gradient Swatch
Don’t let the simplicity of this exercise fool you; values are THE most important aspect of a watercolor painting — even more so than color. Get familiar with your paints and it’s tonal possibilities in this module.
MODULE 4: Painting the Background
Learn to apply the wet-on-wet technique to an entire page. Trupti will show you how to work in layers to create mist and clouds, which are the foundation of this piece.
MODULE 5: Sketching the Outline
Learn how to combine reference photos and the basic rules of composition to sketch a basic outline before painting your trees.
MODULE 6: Pine Tree Brushstrokes
Before you jump into painting the trees, Trupti will show you how to paint them in her loose-but-realistic style. Students have said this exercise alone is worth more than the price of this class!
MODULE 7: Background Trees
Learn how to get that misty look where your trees or other landscape elements just disappear into the fog! This is a fun technique that you can apply to so many landscape elements.
MODULE 8: Foreground Trees
Learn how to create the foreground trees with a few simple rules for achieving a random, natural look.
MODULE 9: Eagle
Complete the painting by adding an eagle (or several smaller birds)! Trupti will show you how in this module.
See what our students have made!
1 hour 30 minutes
Frequently Asked Questions
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You were made to create.
We believe anyone can be an artist... even if they never went to art school. The need to be creative is built right into our DNA, and sometimes it just takes the right medium and a little practice to light that creative fire!