Walking on the Beach for Beginners

Quick Silhouette Mainly Two Colors

Beach Silhouette

Using a color and it's complement for most of your painting turns out surprisingly nice paintings! And it makes painting easier.

You can, of course, add a few more colors if you'd like, but give it a try - it's great practice.

If I did this again, i would make the sky golden, also, or add a hint of clothing on the people, or maybe add the horse!

This lesson comes with written instructions, video demo, two ways to paint fog and using a color and it's complement for an easy and effective silhouette.



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.



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