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Workshop Replay:

How to Paint A Succulent

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Level of Difficulty: Beginner

Drawing: We will draw the composition at the start of the workshop.

Workspace: Have everything set up so that you are ready to paint. I will paint on 5"x 7" 300 lb hot press Arches watercolor paper. You can choose to make your painting any size you want, and can also paint on 140 lb, but if you choose 140 lb you'll want to stretch it beforehand so it won't warp or wrinkle on you.

For colors I plan to use:

  • Winsor Lemon
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Hooker Green
  • Viridian
  • Payne's Gray

NOTE: If you have metallic or any sort of specialty watercolor paints this will be a good time to use them, however you do NOT have to go out and buy any paints. I'm going to show you how to achieve a similar look with the paints I have in my palette.

I use Winsor & Newton watercolor paints, but you don't have too. You can substitute the colors above for similar colors in your palette. They don't have to be the same colors.

Tools & Materials:

  • Paper for sketching
  • Pencil & eraser
  • Round brushes (I plan to use size: 1, 3, 10)
  • Scrap Paper
  • Paper towels

HEPFUL TIPS: I teach the foundation to drawing in: The Fundamentals of Drawing course. The skills taught in this course prepare you for drawing your designs in the live workshops.

I also teach the foundation to watercolors in: Watercolor Painting for Beginners course, which also prepares you for painting in the live workshops. Check out this course to learn how to set up your workspace, prep your paper, and familiarize yourself with the different watercolor techniques.

👉 Going through these courses first will help tremendously when doing a workshop!