Here are two wonderful watercolor painting videos from artist Vinita Pappas. The purpose of these watercolor lessons is to teach you how to paint using simple, loose and confident brushstrokes. Vinita stresses the importance of practicing your brush strokes. Strong confident brush strokes will create strong confident paintings. Its as simple as that!
Confident and Simple Brushstrokes in Watercolor Painting Part 1
This first watercolor demo is a simple warm up exercise using only one color and a head of garlic as her subject and its designed to give you more confidence in your brush strokes. Vinita sets a limit to the number of brushstrokes that she will use in this painting. She says that this teaches you how to visualize the painting process before you begin. This tutorial is painted on dry paper that has been taped down to a board with masking tape.
About Christine Kane
Christine Kane is a pastel and watercolor artist who is inspired by the Midwest landscape and it’s seasons. To find new ideas for her paintings, she hikes in the forest preserves during all seasons.
Christine began drawing at an early age. She focused her education on art and has a degree in Graphic Design. She is continuing her studies and is currently pursuing a degree in Natural Resources.
Translating weather is also evident in her work. “Weather makes a landscape painting come to life. How I love to show leaves blowing in the Autumn time, snow falling in winter, or a beautiful thunderstorm approaching in my summer paintings.”
Christine finds God’s handwork in all aspects of nature and tries to translate her awe and reverence in her artwork. Never disappointed, she relies on His creation for inspiration.