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Paint a Watercolor Rose – Watercolor Painting for Beginners

$29.99 $12.00

4.88 (12 reviews)


What you’ll learn

  • Create watercolor paintings with more vibrancy and colors that glow! Lecture breakdown is as follows:
  • Setting up: I offer a PDF supply list of the materials I use, and instructions for getting yourself ready for the painting process. I also provide an outline of the rose and photo reference that you can print out if you wish, along with instructions on how to trace it onto your watercolor paper.
  • Lesson 1: I show you tips for getting off to a good start with the very first wash of color, getting an even tone and planning highlights.
  • Lesson 2: You will learn how to lay the first shadow areas to attain subtle color shifts by blending and blotting.
  • Lesson 3: Learn why using the right orange is important! How to mix it and apply it to maintain vibrant transparency on the rose petals. I also explain how to use and maintain the right amount of water on your brush.
  • Lesson 4: Getting Bold! Adding a transparent red to the petals to enhance the layers beneath. Also, how to handle unwanted blooms–it’s not the end of the world!
  • Lesson 5: Beginning the stem. I will show you how to make lively, lovely greens that aren’t flat or boring. (Greens are a tricky color for beginning watercolorists.)
  • Lesson 6: I will teach you how to paint a background quickly without streaks or blooms. I mix my own grays to really make the bright petals pop off the page.
  • Lesson 7: You will learn how to glaze another layer of yellow to brighten the petals and visually blend the colors beneath for a more realistic effect.
  • Lesson 8: Fine-tuning the background shade to really complement the yellow petals. Learn how to do a second background glaze quickly while avoiding lifting the first layer.
  • Lesson 9: I introduce you to the “lifting” technique, and explain how and why it will actually make your final painting more vibrant.
  • Lesson 10: Using a detail brush to add dimension and substance to the stem. Learn the colors I use to achieve realistic green shadows on the stem. Learn why plain water can be one of your most important tools.p
  • Lesson 11: Getting close to the end! Adding another crimson glaze to the petal tips to achieve more dimension and realism.
  • Lesson 12: How to mix the right shadow colors for the petals, and how to apply them. Find out why all pigments are not created equal, and how to blend these more difficult sedimentary colors.
  • Lesson 13: Cleanup time! Softening edges and lifting final highlights to add form and an eye-catching final effect.
  • Conclusion: I offer an under-two-minute recap of each step, including colors used and techniques applied, so you can easily and quickly refresh your memory without having to hunt for information in the longer videos.

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This course is designed for students who want to learn how to paint bold, glowing watercolor paintings.

I will show you step-by-step how I achieve deep, vibrant colors through glazing, as well as various other techniques including scrubbing and lifting, color mixing, visual harmony, and achieving realistic colors.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Use the right color combinations to make your subject stand out.
  • Create a quick and richly colored background without masking.
  • Glaze multiple layers of colors to create a rich and realistic effect.
  • Effectively “paint” with plain water.
  • Mix your own luminous grays, greens, and oranges (notoriously tricky to get right!)
  • Fix minor problems such as blooms easily.
  • Glaze and lift repeatedly until you are satisfied with the resulting color.

I will paint a yellow rose from start to finish in 13 video lessons, and will provide you with a list of recommended materials, PLUS a printable outline of this rose AND the original reference photo you may print out so you can easily follow along.

The concepts I teach can be applied to anything–landscapes, still-life, figures–whatever your preferred painting subject, these techniques can improve your paintings.

This course can be taken by anyone interested in watercolor painting, from beginner to expert, however, if you want to learn how to paint a quick, loose watercolor, then this course is not for you: My methods require patience and multiple steps to achieve this glowing effect.

If you find this is not the course for you, I offer a 30-day money back guarantee, no questions asked.

This painting class contains videos of me doing the actual painting and I break down the process simply and easily. At the end is a video recap of each lesson with the techniques and colors used, for easy and quick reference.

Who this course is for:

  • This course is for watercolor painters at any level who want to learn how to create intense, vibrant color and improve their paintings immediately. Even beginners will learn many core concepts that can be applied to their paintings for immediate improvement.
  • This course is not for those who want to make a “quick and loose” watercolor painting. The techniques I teach in this course require patience and precision.

Course content

  • Welcome and Resources
  • The Painting Process
  • Summary and Conclusion

12 reviews for Paint a Watercolor Rose – Watercolor Painting for Beginners

  1. Luis Brito

    I can definitely see this course helping breaking through that initial barrier when it comes to learning a programming language. I’m positive I’ll finish it and hopefully master python by then.

  2. Abdallah Galal Abouhussein

    I would like to share my personnel experience, i`m very pleased and happy for taking this impressive course because Dr. Angela always makes it simple and easy to understand and always makes a precaution section before or after any bug that may appear to some students and also write or record the solution for us, and each word she said is very real and easy to understand.
    Thanks Dr. Angela
    Abdallah Galal

  3. Jiaqing Fan

    Very good course. Dr Angela explains things very clearly. The exercises are interactive and helpful.

    Angela’s voice is like ASMR in most lessons. So you won’t lose focus?

  4. Jaime Sánchez Blanco

    Every concept is very well explained so you can assimilate it, and the teacher insists in practicing daily to get the habit of programming. It really motivates to keep studying and practicing every day.

  5. Bradley Carouthers

    3 days in and I’ve already learned more than other training programs where I’ve put months in. Her teaching style is both efficient and effective.

    Edit: Now on day 29 and the course has held up my expectations and hopes. The rise in complexity is not too sharp, and every day feels like an accomplishment. Angela takes her time to explain things without rushing, yet is able to pack tons of information in nuggets of time.

    Still recommend supplemental exposure for a more wholesome grasp. Though, this should be quite enough

  6. Tommy Prévost

    Very good course.

    PROs: lots of coding exercises, clear explanations, great examples, adapted to 2021’s reality.

    CONs: past the first 30 lessons, many similar coding hands-on.

  7. Quang Tu

    I love all the lectures and challenges of this course. I finally find myself in love with coding. This is definitely a fun course. Thank you Angela for this great course.

  8. Fortunate Eze

    This course is nothing short of AMAZING. The level of love and sincere desire to see students succeed present in this course is a rare sight. This course is fun, it’s challenging, it’s suspense-filled, it makes you feel good about yourself solving those challenges. You don’t take this course and memorise codes, you take it and you know what you’re doing because you literally do it yourself.

    It couldn’t possibly be any more obvious that Angela brought out her whole heart, time, energy and resources to give us a course that if priced based on it’s value, many of us certainly can’t afford. I mean, she kept advising and encouraging us to keep going, because she knows the road could get bumpy, she made a few jokes and used funny animations so we smile along the way keeping it fun. Why some people can’t see this and would rather subscribe to trying to bend courses to fit their own personal preferences is beyond me, but I guess people will always be people.

    Dear Angela, I cannot speak for everyone but I certainly can speak for myself and I’m saying thank you. The efforts you put into making this course outstanding didn’t go unnoticed.

    Let as many of us as appreciate your efforts make you happy and energize you to create more life changing courses for us.


  9. Chendaniel

    Just the course fits me. Learn by doing, it is easy to start and just follow the flow and at day 15 you realized how to program in Python. Then the magic happen. I am on day 27 and I am looking forward to start a new section everyday.

  10. Caspar Cheng

    Angela is my favourite teacher on Udemy, her courses always come with clear and concise demonstration, make it really easy to understand the content. Meanwhile, she also provide a lot of tips to encourage us moving further on the way of coding. I’m definitely a super fan of her. I had finished her web development boot camp and now I’m learning Python 100 days of code. This course is amazing as she provided one particular project for each day’s learning, which is, really useful and handy. Also, those projects are really interesting and won’t let me feel disappointed about myself. Although some of them are a little bit difficult, they’re still resolvable after some struggling and searching online. I’ll recommend this course for those who really want to learn Python well and write real python projects from scratch!

  11. Jonas Weber

    The course was awesome in the first half! Really helped me to get back to programming and learning new techniques. Also the course got way to much focused on web development in the second half, which I’m not really interested in and is redundand to your dedicated web development course. The lack of videos in the last quarter was rather sad. I really would’ve liked some video explanations for pandas and matplotlib. The challenges and capstone projects were great and challenging!
    All in all I can really recommend this course for beginners and those who want to learn python and/or get back to programming!

  12. Rohit Prasad

    Angela is the best teacher I have ever experienced. The way she explains all the topics and makes use of it in the projects is commendable. Thank you so much Angela for this course.

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