Lynn Powers

Lynn Powers: A Solid Start in Watercolor II

Video Length: 1 Hour 59 Minutes
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A Solid Start in Watercolor II is designed to help beginning watercolorists gain confidence in a sometimes frustrating but always rewarding medium.

Watercolor instructor Lynn Powers presents basic concepts, techniques and tips that help students build a strong foundation from which to grow and explore. The video includes five lessons, each of which addresses a specific watercolor technique and introduces a basic concept important to successful painting.

A Solid start in Watercolor Part 1 & 2 is a series of classes designed to help you gain confidence, to introduce you to the basic materials, techniques and concepts of watercolor. Each class has a specific goal. The demonstrations and assignments are to help you focus on one skill at a time.

This series is NOT about drawing, that's a huge discipline all its own. Instead, you will be provided reference materials along with line drawings you can trace to use as subjects for each class. That way you will be able to focus completely on the watercolor techniques.

These classes are best done in order, as they build one upon the next. This first introductory portion will cover the materials you will need. They will be discussed in greater depth later in the series.

Getting off on the right foot in watercolor can make all the difference. This watercolor DVD will help you gain confidence in this versatile medium.

The video includes 5 lessons, each of which addresses a specific watercolor technique or concept.

Students learn the flat wash, variegated wash, wet-on-wet and negative painting techniques and discover how to use expressive brushwork in their paintings. The video includes printable line drawings for each on-camera demonstration, so everyone can paint along. Each lesson comes with a second exercise that students can print from the DVD for continued practice. These companion exercises include line drawings, original reference photos and illustrated step-by-step instructions.


Lesson 6    (Lessons 1-5 are in A Solid Start to Watercolor, Part 1)

  • Reflected light, and 
  • mixing color on your paper

    Lesson 7

    • Concept: Glazing & Pigments

    PIGMENTS: Pigments are different than colors. It's the stuff.
    Opacity/ Transparency: having to do with the grind of pigment and chemical make up.

    • Fugitive/ Permanent
    • Granulation

    Subject: Demo of farm house.


      Lesson 8

      • Masking and and
      • Lost and found edges

      Subject: Flowers in Vase


      Lesson 9

      • Color temperature and
      • Correction tips

        Lesson 10 : Fun Stuff
        • Charging color
        • Salt in a simple pear
        • Cellophane as a texturing background
        • Scraping through paint
        • Mouth atomizer
        • Dew drop
        • Clouds using tissue paper.
        • Lifting using scotch tape
        • Eraser guard
        • Figure
        • Scrubber