Brilliant Birdies: Exploring Luminous Watercolor Techniques

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What You Will Learn in this Class

All Levels Welcome!

In this class, you will learn how to paint and create a whimsical, brilliant birdie in watercolor and metallics. We'll create a fun 3D project together that can be turned into frameable art or a greeting card.

We’ll take a deeper dive into:

  • Watercolor paints and their unique qualities

  • Papers, brushes, and supplies

  • Simple, easy-going watercolor techniques you use over and over

  • Working with a limited color palette

  • Five watercolor painting techniques that will help your brilliant birdie GLOW

We’ll cover five essential techniques that will help your paintings glow:  

  • Wet in Wet

  • Wet on Dry

  • Layering and Glazing

  • Layering Metallic Watercolors

  • Painting Brushtroke Bits

I’ll demystify and walk you through each technique step-by-step before we paint the final project together. 

Video content delivered in short, technique-based lessons

Each video lesson breaks down the watercolor painting techniques into smaller chunks giving you the ability to follow along using the practice handout. Then, we'll put it all together and create a viola floral composition

What You'll Make:

Together, we will walk through all of the techniques and create the final project together.

Class Downloads Supplied 

  1. Inspiration Sheet
  2. Color Palette Swatch Sheet
  3. Birdie Composition Sketch Small
  4. Birdie Composition Sketch Large
  5. Technique Practice Handouts
  6. Bonus Birdie Sketches

BONUS Download

FREE 5x7 Art print download and notecard for you to print, cut and enJOY! The download is available in the final class lesson.

Perfect for Beginners, Seasoned Painters, Makers, Enthusiasts and MORE!

This class is perfect for beginners, seasoned watercolorists and/or enthusiasts. It is my intention for you to have FUN and enjoy painting. 

May you find pause from the hustle, pure joy and inspiration here!

The Course: 6 Video Tutorials

Comprehensive Video Tutorials. Project Handouts are Included so that You Can Paint Alongside the Tutorials and Master the Techniques

Video content delivered in short, technique-based lessons


Downloadable Videos

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Brilliant Birdies: Introduction + Welcome

  • 2

    Brilliant Birdies: Supplies

    • 2 Brilliant Birdies Supplies

    • Brilliant Birdies Supply Handout

  • 3

    Brilliant Birdies: Practice Handouts + Color Palette

    • 3 Brilliant Birdies Practice Handout

    • Brilliant Birdies Practice Handout

  • 4

    Brilliants Birdies: Painting Techniques

    • 4 Brilliant Birdies Practicing Techniques

  • 5

    Brilliants Birdies: Creating the Final Project

    • 5 Brilliant Birdie Creating the Final Project

  • 6

    Brilliant Birdies: Final Thoughts + Thank YOU!

    • 6 Brilliant Birdies Final Thoughts

Class Price: $45

Affordable. Self-Paced Class.

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Brilliant Birdies

Arlene Plastine

I really enjoyed learning how to watercolor this very colorful bird. Next step is to do it on my own. I can't wait to try it. Thank you Lisa for your patienc...

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I really enjoyed learning how to watercolor this very colorful bird. Next step is to do it on my own. I can't wait to try it. Thank you Lisa for your patience with me.

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