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Painting desserts in watercolor
Whether you are painting a chocolate donut, a rose, or a white rabbit, the color palette in watercolor can be extremely simple. You can decide on what yellow or red to choose from based on your own color palette.
Every painting is all about light and shadows.
When painting the shadows, all you really need is yellow, blue, and red. Primary colors.
I will be teaching you in this class about color blending, explaining my own color choices; how to apply colors wet on wet; what is the best ratio between water and paint; how to wet the entire paper or just a small section of the paper, so you have the most control, and how to lift colors - if needed.
It's important to visualize where you are going to apply the colors. This is when light and shadows become the most important.
I will be teaching you how to plan this ahead, so you feel comfortable with wetting the object, and to think of all the areas where (and why) you are going to apply certain colors, starting with undertones, the lightest colors first.
I can't wait to share all the tips with you.
Hi, I’m your watercolor teacher!
After starting two online schools (first on Patreon and later on Teachable), I wanted to create a membership-based school with more detailed classes. Something a lot more affordable and with a broader choice of subjects.
More desserts to paint
If you are looking for more yummy sugary sweets to paint in watercolor, please visit my older teachable school. I have a course about painting a different ice cream cone, a macaron, and a donut, yum!
Examples of some of my other work in watercolors and a bit about the techniques I use.
The background and the bird were mostly painted wet on wet.
The cat was painted wet on wet, except for a couple of details over the eyes and the nose. For the whiskers - I used masking fluid for watercolors.
All my 'whites' are coming from the paper.
This is another example of my 'wet on wet work.
Detailed vs loose
This rose is more detailed. I painted each petal separately. However, a flower can be painted loose, for example, you can 'wet the entire paper first, then apply colors only towards the petals. You can add a second layer for more definition, or keep things loose.
Magnolia - wet on wet
Most of my work is done 'wet on wet. Wet on wet allows for achieving a smooth layer, and soft results. Colors aren't as important, it's always about light and shadows. In this flower, I kept the tops much layer, and the darkest values were placed on the bottom of the flower.
My second version of "Blossom cherries"
I painted these flowers three times.
The first version was my test piece, so my directions would be more clear while recording the class. I also wanted to decide about the background - lighter or more vibrant.
The second painting was a class, but I wasn't too in love with the more intense background, so since I really enjoyed painting these blossoms anyways, I decided to re-record the class, but this time, to paint the background much lighter, just like in the reference image.
1 layer vs 2 layers
I usually paint fruits with about two layers, that's because when you add that second layer you create more vibrancy, and your object looks more realistic. The lemon above is two layers, however, the foliage is one layer only, which is why I was able to lift colors without any issues, plus other factors such as what colors and what watercolor paper I used.
1 layer apple
The apple above is a class on Patreon, it was painted with one layer only. I was tempted to add a second layer, but this class is marked beginner-intermediate level. I wanted to keep things simple. Regardless, I was still able to create a nice vibrant apple, how is that? Because I began with undertones. Something I will be teaching in this class.
2 layer plums
These plums are two layers, also to create more vibrancy. I could have easily left them with just one layer, but I also knew that with the second layer, you are not only adding more vibrancy but you are polishing the layer, it becomes smoother and softer, this is why I often go for the second layer.
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