Spirit of Hope

Learn how to achieve an interesting background using negative and positive painting techniques.

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In this tutorial I will show you how you can paint the "Spirit of Hope". You can paint exactly the same painting but the aim of this video is to encourage you to paint your own composition based on five reference photos.

You will learn:
- how to paint an interesting background
- how to use masking fluid
- how to use negative and positive painting techniques
- how to use wet on wet techniqe
- what are The Rule of Thirds and The Golden Ratio
- why tonal values are so important
- how to paint the flowers, the leaves and the buds

Level: intermediate
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Your Instructor

Krzysztof Kowalski
Krzysztof Kowalski

I'm Krzysztof Kowalski (you can call me Chris) and I'm very happy to welcome you here! I'm a self-taught watercolorist based in Poznań, Poland. I've been painting with watercolors since 2012 and it quickly became my great passion.

I like to paint in a realistic style. I love bright, pure colors to make my works intense, colorful and full of positive energy. The main theme of my paintings is flowers, because I am amazed by the diversity and richness of their shapes and colors. I also paint in a botanical style. A series of my botanical illustrations was exhibited in 2016 during the Museum at Nights event at Gdańsk Library of Polish Academy of Science.

I'd love to share my knowledge and experience in watercolor painting with you!

Visit my website to learn more about my art:

PS In my videos on Teachable you will hear my English, which is not my native language, so please bear with me! :) I'm sorry in advance!


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