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Watercolor Wanders

Basics of Watercolor Painting

Class starts May 28th, 2018!!!

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Watercolor Basics and Beyond!


Supply List:

  • Watercolor palette
  • Watercolor brushes
  • Artist grade watercolors
  • Spray bottle
  • Watercolor sketchbook or journal
  • Derwent inktense pencils
  • Pastels *optional
  • Neocolor II (watercolor crayons) *optional
  • Faber Castel Gelatos *optional
  • Gel pens
  • Watercolor paper 140 lb.
  • Pencils for sketching

I don't consider myself a traditional artist. I am self taught, which often lends itself to thinking out of the box when it comes to more traditional mediums. I am a mixed media artist so I am always looking for how I can use mediums together. This watercolor class is everything you need to get started painting with watercolors, in a non traditional way. Learn basic watercolor techniques. I will share some of my favorite ways to paint with watercolors. All you need are some watercolors and a sketchbook! Here are some of the techniques covered in this course:

  • Washes
  • Blending of colors
  • Color bleeding
  • Transparent layers
  • Watercolor resists
  • Masking
  • Value

We will be creating a range of landscapes, still life's and abstract paintings.


Your Instructor


Wendy Brightbill
Wendy Brightbill

My name is Wendy Brightbill and I am somewhat of a creative wanderer, an artist who enjoys exploring a multitude of mediums and styles. I love messy child-like play especially when it involves paint. I picked up a paintbrush after a car accident rearranged my brain from a closed head injury. I believe that there is healing to be found in art making and getting lost in the process. I try not to treat my art as being too precious, and yet, I am deeply committed to my daily creative practice. Art making is a little like breathing air for me. I can’t live without it. I am also a mother to three beautiful girls and a wife of 17 years to my biggest cheerleader. I have lived in Colorado for all of my life. All I ever needed to know, I learned from being a kindergarten teacher for four years. I just turned forty and I am finding this new found super power of saying no to the things that don’t bring me joy or peace.


Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts May 28th, 2018. All content will be released during that week. It is a completely self-paced online course that you will have lifetime access to.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
Is this course only for Beginners?
We will be covering all of the basics and then some. I will be sharing some of my favorite ways to explore painting with watercolors. As always, I will be stretching my own creative boundaries and I hope you will too!
How many hours of instruction will be included in this course?
This class will contain over 4 hours of video content with tons of tips, techniques and inspiration!

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