Welcome to another watercolour Tutorial!
I hope you will paint along to the short video I have made for you, watch how to paint your own simple colour wheel.
The colours I am using are the 3 primary’s
a warm and cool of each.
Thats 6 colour in total.
This is all you need to get started. From these 6 colours you should be able to make every colour in the spectrum.... in theory.
I will put a list of the colour names below.
So grab your supplies and follow along...
You now have a complete rainbow which includes your 3 primary colours and 3 tertiary colours.
This exercise is essential for all beginners (All my students do this as a first exercise to learn the colour names and how to mix clean colour). As you learn, becoming more aware of colours and colour mixing, a bit further down the track, new colours are added to our palette.
There is another reason for learning this...
Understanding colour schemes
When choosing a palette a good place to start is with either
A complimentary colour scheme
An Harmonious (Analogues) colour scheme.
I will discuss this more in another post.
Here he is our beautiful colour wheel.
You can choose to paint any shape you wish.
The shape I have chosen to use here is the Seed of Life.
You can learn how to draw this yourself with my tutorial here
The Seed of Life Drawing Tutorial
Our colours are
Lemon Yellow - cool yellow
Cadmium Yellow- warm yellow
Cadmium Red - warm red
Rose Madder - cool red
Ultramarine Blue - warm blue
Prussian Blue - cool blue
I love Windsor & Newton - Cotmans Watercolour.
This is a great Watercolour for students. Reliable, consistent, beautiful clean pigment with just the right amount of transparency.
You can find it in most Art supplies stores AND it’s super affordable too!
The most important thing of all....
play, experiment and have fun!
For those ready to move on to something a bit more challenging check out these tutorials
Watercolour Colour Sampler Tutorial
Watercolour Feather Tutorial
Welcome to another Geometry Tutorial.
I know the word "geometry" doesnt evoke happy thoughts for most... but it truely is like a little bit of magic!
Have a go... I bet you will be hooked too.
Here is a video tutorial of dividing up a circle to create perfect geometric shapes.
You will need
Once you have learnt the Seed of Life, the next fun thing I like to teach is how to find all the gorgeous patterns
You can see Seed of Life Tutorial here
Seed of Life Drawing Tutorial
Watercolour Colour Sampler
This is a great way to divide up a space for painting a colour chart.
You can see how I have used this for my colour sampler here
Colour Sampler Painting Tutorial
Its also just a super useful little life hack for being able to make these shapes, perfectly geometric, quickly and easily!
The seed of life is the first genesis of the flower of life.
This video tutorial will teach you how to draw this beautiful pattern.
I use this pattern a lot in my beginner painting tutorials and I teach this in the Mandala Drawing workshops I run.
There will be more about all the symbolism behind these patterns and lots of ways you can use this tool to improve your own painting in another blog post to come.
grab a compass, some paper and pens!
Start making this beautiful pattern ❄️
Its simple, fun and good for your soul
Hi my fabulous Creative Souls
Here is a tutorial I've put together for you so you can learn a bit more about colour mixing, and make a beautiful Painting too!
If you haven't seen my first Watercolour Colour tutorial check it out here to learn the basics of the colour wheel.
Beginners Colour Wheel Tutorial
Lets get started!!
You will need
Follow along to make your own gorgeous colour sampler.
This is a fun way to paint a colour sampler.
There are more formal methods to painting a colour sampler, but I quite enjoy the freedom of this more intuitive approach.
Begin with a colour, fill your first area.
I have started with Yellow.
As you move to each new area, make subtle changes in the last colour you used by adding tiny amounts of the next colour on the colour wheel.
You can make these any pattern, any size.
The aim is to experience colour and feeling an awareness in your sensitivity towards the subtle shifts in colour.
The more you practice exercises like this the more cohesive and natural your paintings will look. Your ability to intuitive choose the right colours for your subject will improve.
This makes a gorgeous painting!
And it’s fun!
The pattern I have used here is based on the Seed of Life, with Geometric divisions.
You can learn how to draw that here
The Seed Of Life Drawing Tutorial
Easily Draw Perfect Geometric Patterns Tutorial
And if you are ready to take this to a new level ... checkout the Watercolour Feather Painting Tutorial for another fun easy painting project.
I love my Yoga Practice, and chanting OM sure feels good!
According to wiki, "The three phonetic components of Om (pronounced AUM) correspond to the three stages of cosmic creation, and when it is read or said, it celebrates the creative powers of the universe.
In Hinduism, Om is one of the most important spiritual symbols. It refers to Atman (soul, self within) and Brahman (ultimate reality, entirety of the universe, truth, divine, supreme spirit, cosmic principles, knowledge)"
Sounds like a very powerful practice, well worth doing!
For me, I love to draw this symbol too... And its easy with a little practice.
Here is a lovely poster I made with descibe each of the spiritual aspects of OM
Now... Lets draw OM
You will need
Following the steps below you will be drawing Om in no time.
This is a lovely addition to your daily wellness/yoga/meditation practice.
If you would like to come along to one of my monthly Mandala Drawing Workshops, or would like me to organise your own Mandala Party click the button below for more info
I would love to see how you get on...
Please feel free to comment below
Happy Drawing friends