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Master Watercolour Techniques: Learn to Paint a Galah in Watercolour

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Overview

Of all the paintings I sell, my bird paintings are the most popular and one of the most popular bird paintings I sell are my Galahs. Lots of people have asked me to demonstrate how I paint a Galah so in this class I'll show you how. Watch over my shoulder as I walk you step by step through my entire painting process. I've included a watercolour technique video in this class to give you a closer look at the different techniques I use  to paint the Galah.

Some of the techniques you will learn in this class:

  • How to soften edges
  • How to paint soft edges
  • How to paint hard edges
  • Painting feathers negatively
  • Dropping in colour
  • Painting wet on dry
  • Painting wet on wet
  • How to add watercolour blooms to create texture
  • Lifting colour
  • Painting water onto paper- how wet is it?
  • Putting paint on the palette

I recommend this class for intermediate painters but beginners will also find it useful.

     

Syllabus

  • Trailer
  • Supplies
  • Watercolour Techniques used in this Class
  • Transferring the Drawing to the Paper
  • Washing in the Pink Head Feathers
  • First Wash on the Body
  • Washing in the Wing
  • Washing in the White Head Feathers
  • Painting the Eye
  • The Beak
  • Adding Detail to the Head
  • Adding Feather Detail to the Body
  • Adding Detail to the Top of the Wing
  • Simple Detail on the Wing
  • Adding Colour & Shadows on the Wing Feathers
  • Adding Colour & Shadows on the Wing Feathers Part 2
  • Adding Colour & Shadows on the Wing Feathers Part 3
  • Adding Colour & Shadows on the Wing Feathers Part 4
  • Finishing the Wing
  • Beginning the Tail Feathers
  • Finishing the Tail Feathers
  • Finishing the Flight Feathers
  • The Grey Feathers over the Feet
  • Painting the Branch
  • Painting the Feet
  • Last Minute Details and Thanks

Taught by

Louise De Masi

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