The basics of watercolor painting

Сourse is taught by Julia Barminova
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Perfect for beginners, learn the basics, techniques, and color combinations. Discover the right brushes, create your own palette, and master gradient fillings and color theory secrets.


What’s in there? Course includes the basics of watercolor painting and various techniques that you can apply drawing evocative pictures, creating dimensional space within the worksheet by using the perfect color combinations. I’ve never tried watercolors before, do you think I can cope with it? The course suits every watercolor enthusiast, but will be especially helpful for those who takes their first steps with watercolors, and fans of Julia Barminova’s artistic manner.


  • Learn which brushes artists use to paint waves, and which for the street lamps;
  • Create your own watercolor palette;
  • Reveal the secrets of the perfect combination of colors;
  • Learn how to arrange a harmonious color palette for your work;
  • Discover how to portray a large range of colors with a single layer;
  • Try to make gradient fillings;
  • Learn the peculiarities of architectural watercolors;
  • Make the right sketch for the watercolor;
  • Apply color theory in practice.







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6 lectures

Materials and the workplace. The basics of chromatology 15 min

  • Brushes: types, characteristics, purposes.
  • Paints: Julia Barminova’s shows her own palette
  • System of perfect contrasts. Rules of tone, color, hue.

Color cards. How to find harmonious combinations and use them in your works 21 min

  • How to extend a contrasting pair to a contrasting dozen;
  • How to maintain color balance in your work.

The basics of  single layer watercolor technique 21 min

  • Fitting intricate color range in a single layer;
  • Fillings: How to

Sketching architectural element in pencil 16 min

  • Materials overview
  • Sketching from photos;
  • Learn from Julia: personal methods and techniques;

Guidelines: from general to particular, from light to dark 11 min

  • Preparing a worksheet for watercolors;
  • Using color theory in practice;
  • Sequence of the fillings;
  • Utmost contrasts;

Final Steps. Shadows and details 28 min

  • Working on shadows;
  • Fine details
  • How to create texture
  • Effects.


Julia Barminova

Julia Barminova

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