Birdhouse and Flowers - Sponging For Beginners

Easy Techniques For Soft Edges in Watercolor

Birdhouse and Butterfly for Beginners

Soft versus hard edges - use wet on wet and see your options for applying a mottled texture.

Liquid masking and watercolor pencils are also demonstrated, though optional for this lesson.

Work wet on wet for a soft blue sky and cool green foliage. Then use a piece of natural sponge, or any of the other many texturing options offered to dab on the summer phlox. Paint some stems and the birdhouse and this quick lesson is done.

Great practice for beginners, and a pretty painting that your garden friends will love. Your phlox flowers can be any color you like.

Your Instructor

Deb Watson
Deb Watson

Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher

My story is simple.

I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.

Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).

My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.

Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!

Happy Painting.

Course Curriculum

  Birdhouse Introduction and Student Paintings
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  Written Instructions, Reference, Outline, Etc.
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  Birdhouse Video Demonstration
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