Step-By-Step Landscape Watercolour with Kolbie Blume

Kolbie Blume of the is going to show us step-by-step how to paint beautiful landscapes with watercolour.

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In this episode, you’ll learn:

  • How painting gorgeous landscapes isn’t as difficult as it may seem
  • How to break a scene down into easy-to-paint “puzzle pieces”
  • Kolbie’s secret landscape recipe!

Key takeaways from this lesson:

  1. Imperfection is realistic!
  2. Divide a landscape into two parts: the background (usually the sky) and the foreground (usually everything else)
  3. Backgrounds are lighter, foregrounds are darker
  4. Practice the wet-on-wet technique, by first getting your paper wet with water
  5. Paint the background (the sky) using a left to right movement with your brush as you move down, to create a fading gradient
  6. Mountain shapes look more realistic if there have jagged edges throughout, and not just perfect triangle peaks

Tools used in this video:

  • Watercolour paints
  • Watercolour brushes of varying sizes
  • Watercolour paper

Resources we mentioned:

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  1. I have such performance anxiety about art and rally want to take another class but don’t. Thanks for this tutorial. Very encouraging.

  2. I loved Kolbie’s tutorial on landscape watercolour painting techniques. Her demonstration and explanations were very clear and concise. Now I can’t wait to try it myself! Thanks so much!

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