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Watercolor with Me: Fun & Fabulous Flamingo

via Skillshare


Hi, I’m Jessica Sanders, a self-taught mixed media artist who loves exploring art and sharing it with you!

In this beginner to intermediate watercolor class, I will show you my loose and free style for painting with watercolor.  I'll walk you through the techniques and skills needed to paint a fabulous flamingo!  

We will warm up by exploring mark making with our watercolor brushes, and practicing splattering techniques.

We’ll cover how to allow photographs to inspire your art without direct copying.  

Then, we will dive into our flamingo painting.


Mark making with watercolor brushes.

Splattering techniques.

Inspiration gathering.


Watercolor paper:  140 lb / 300gsm

Watercolor brushes:  10 round, 01 round, fan brush, toothbrush

Watercolor paints

Paper towel



Inspiration photos:  your own or Pinterest


  • Welcome!
  • Watercolor Supplies
  • Technique 1 - Splattering
  • Technique 2 - Mark Making
  • Using Inspiration Photos
  • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Layer 1
  • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Layer 2
  • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Layer 3
  • Let's Paint a Flamingo - Finishing Touches
  • Thank you :)

Taught by

Jessica Sanders


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