No Excuses Watercolor
Painting Techniques for Sketching and Journaling
by Gina Rossi Armfield
“I can’t control the paint.”
“It’s not colorful enough.”
With the fun and easy techniques in Gina Rossi Armfield’s No Excuses Watercolor, your excuses for not painting with watercolor don’t stand a chance! As you try the demonstrations and exercises, you’ll learn the techniques and tricks necessary to achieve amazing, colorful results in your artist’s sketchbook.
After getting to know your materials, you’ll try your hand at thirteen exercises that will help train your hand, and help you identify and refine your artistic style. Along the way, you’ll get tips and suggestions for adding journaling and writing to your art. Finally, you’ll find an inspirational resource guide packed with reference photos, starter sketches, color palettes, journaling prompts and more to help you fill your watercolor journal!
Grab your sketchbook and watercolors–it’s time to paint, no excuses!
22 demonstrations for sketching and watercolor painting.
13 exercises for practicing backgrounds, focal images, color mixing, layering and details.
13 resource sections loaded with journaling and painting prompts to keep you inspired.
No Excuses Watercolor: 6 week eCourse
Whimsical, wonderful, fluid, frustrating, intimidating, hard to control –
WATERCOLOR! Most people love the look of watercolor but are so fearful to give it a try because it is like herding cats! I have found that my approach to watercolor can be almost Zen like once you have given in to its beauty and let it do its own thing. Watercolor does have a mind of its own so the key is to let go of the tight grip of control and just go with it! In many ways it is just like life; the more you push the harder it is and when you allow yourself to move forward with trust things seem to fall into place.
There are many styles of watercolor painting that follow a traditional approach – mine is not one of them! I like to explore and experiment in a fun and fast way so that it is like playing with color. My techniques are loose and fluid and allow you to find your own way and style. I want the paint to express itself and show its personality. This style of painting is about letting go and freeing up!
So if you have always wanted to learn the art of watercolor this is the class for you! Based on the same techniques as the companion book by North Light Publishers No Excuses Watercolor May 2015 this class is a great way to dive in and get started in an easy and fun approach.
This 6 week course covers everything you need to know to get you on your way. You will get yo know your paints, discover different drawing and sketching techniques and learn a variety of skills through fun exercises to help you find your own style.
Not only will you have NO MORE EXCUSES for not painting in watercolor – you’ll fall in love with it!
You will have access to the course through this site for the six weeks and there after whenever you wish for the next 6 months.
What you get:
Step by Step video based lessons
A private community for sharing your work and asking questions