Watercolor Basics 4: Brush Control

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Overview Hi I’m Jessica Sanders a self-taught mixed media artist who loves exploring art and sharing it with you! I am creating a series of ultra beginner mini classes to help you learn to paint with watercolor. The skills I teach in these classes helped to put me on the fast-track to creating vibrant loose beautiful watercolor paintings like a pro! And I believe they can do the same for you! Each class is designed to teach 1 or 2 beginner skills of watercolor painting. I want to Keep It Super Simple - KISS baby! - short and easy to learn! Watercolor Basics 4: Brush Control In class 4 we will explore how to hold and control our brush. We will cover brush holding positions and how that affects your control of the brush. We will practice varying the pressure on our brush. We will also discuss different ways to use your brush like flicking rolling and using the side of your brush. All in less than 15 minutes :) Then it’s project time! Fill a practice page with all of the techniques we’ve learned. Paint with your favorite colors! Be mindful and observant as you go paying attention to how the brush feels in your hand and the quality of your strokes and marks on the page. And don’t forget have fun!! Then please share it with me and your fellow students in the Project Section. If you enjoyed this class and would like to see more please leave a review! Skills: 3 Positions for holding your brush Pressure on your brush Flicking - tip and side of brush Rolling your brush Supplies: Watercolor paper: 140lb / 300gsm Watercolor brushes: 10 round Paper towel Water Resources Other classes I am teaching: Watercolor Basics 1: Mixing Water with Watercolor Paint Watercolor Basics 2: Water Control Watercolor Basics 3: Painting Wet on Wet & Wet on Dry Loose & Lively Watercolor Hearts Watercolor with Me: Loose and Juicy Summer Fruit Slices Watercolor with Me: Fun & Fabulous Flamingo Watercolor Skillbuilder: Daring Doodles Whimsical Faces: Drawing Basics Watercolor with Me : Falling Snow Holiday Cards Other watercolor teachers on Skillshare: Irina Trzaskos Ron Mulvey Chris V . Jen Dixon Ohn Mar Win Amarilys Henderson Diana Nemesu