Spool of Thread - Basic Shadows, Plastic Wrap and Wood Grain
Easy Watercolor Lesson For Beginners
Find inspiration and watercolor success in simple household objects!
In this lesson, you'll see the easiest, most basic way to paint shadows, apply wood grain pattern and use plastic wrap for fun textures, all in under an hour.
Bonus reference photos will let you paint a small painting or card in four different still life set ups with thread.
Students really enjoyed this lesson. It has something for everyone to create a fun and/or serious painting while you learn basic techniques.
Whether you want a square painting, a typical rectangle or even a long thin one, spools will work for you!
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!