Using the example of hydrangea, one of the most interesting plants in terms of complex color transitions and compositional solutions, we will go through the features of watercolor technique in painting flowers, building a form, the basics of academic drawing, elements of botanical illustration, and also talk about proportions and aerial perspective.
This workshop is for you:
If you want to learn how to render flowers realistically and master different watercolor techniques, from botanical painting to sketching.
What will the workshop include?
- Learning the basics of botanical painting.
- Contrasting the techniques of classical botanical painting with one-layer painting.
- Applying layering techniques to get a more realistic image in the center of the composition.
- Alla prima watercolor technique. Transitions, nuances, shadows, veins, details: everything is applied at once in about two minutes, while the sheet gets dry. This technique teaches you a lot: to see, to calculate in advance and to avoid mistakes during the painting process.
- Basics of painting wet-on-wet.
- Coloring and color matching for painting light and shadow.
- Composition and aerial perspective.
- Arranging objects on a sheet, distancing objects and bringing them closer.
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What is Lectoroom?
Lectoroom is a unique online school of painting, drawing and illustration. Based on the author programs of the teachers with whom we cooperate, here you will learn a lot of new things in different techniques. When, where and how much. It's all online.
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Hydrangea with Julia Barminova. 1st part
2 h 20 min
Hydrangea with Julia Barminova. 2nd part
100% cotton paper 300gr FIN (not rough or satin)
Recommended sheet size 28x38cm or 31x41cm
This is my regular palette:
- Phthalo Blue PB15
- Phthalo Green PG7
- Cadmium Orange PO20
- Gamboge PY150/PO48
- Cobalt Blue PB28 or Ultramarine Blue PB29
- Quinacridone Rose PV19
- Neutral Tint RBk6/PV16
As we will paint pink hydrangea you can prepare some pink, red and violet colors that you already have.
Also we need
- pencil (HB, 2B)
- painting board
- masking tape
- water container
Reviews of author`s courses
I really loved it! Soooo many details, soo beautiful and useful! The only part where I wish the process was not cut is when Julia paints the waves, as a fundamental step and I have the feeling in some parts there were tiny little details missing of how she did it. But overall I have loved it and I am looking forward to trying it over and over again!
Just a bit more indication on how wet the paper is supposed to be would have been welcome :) the rest is perfect. Thank you! I love the restult :)
Julia's explanations were very helpful for understanding how to paint the sea. I had the wrong paper (no 100% cotton), but I'm happy with the first result though. I'm curious how my paintings will look when I have bought 100% cotton paper. Thank you very much!
I really liked how Julia explained her painting - it was very useful for my own painting, I am very happy with it. Thank you very much.
Julia explained everything really nice and I had some mind-blown moments when I thought "oh this explains a lot, why I don't like some of my paintings" because I didn't thought much about contrasts of colors before. But now I will :) It was a bit difficult to read the english subtitles and watch Julia painting simultaneously, but it worked with stopping the videos and going back.
Very clear instruction on the techniques and colour mixing. Really enjoyed painting along!
I was so use full for me, I knew new opprouch
Wonderful course thank you so much!
Very kind and charming instructor, excellent explanations, easy to follow. I especially liked the preparatory exercises to understand the specific watercolor technique Julia Barminova is using.
Julia Barminova explains very well her technique , very good course, thank you
excellent course with very good and comprehensible explanations
Very beautiful and helpful course, love it. Thank you Julia!
Julia Barminova is the best teacher and I love her style very much. Hope there will be much more courses from her, for example painting lanterns or buildings :-)
I like this course with a lot of details with the colours and the sketch. I didn't know that we can draw the reflections on the sea !
Clear instruction provided at a manageable pace.
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