Contemporary Watercolor Landscape Painting

A course by Ari de Goes Jr , Publicist, Watercolor Artist, and Teacher

Publicist, Watercolor Artist, and Teacher. Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Joined November 2020

Discover how to develop a creative eye and translate your reality into original watercolor artwork

  • Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (184)
  • 2767 students

Discover how to develop a creative eye and translate your reality into original watercolor artwork

A course by Ari de Goes Jr

Watercolor is one of the most traditional painting techniques around, immortalized by the great masters, as well as being the perfect tool for those who wish to embark on a journey through the world of art. Ari de Goes Jr. is a professional watercolor painter who has been awarded the Prêmio de Reconhecimento por Trajetória Cultural Aldir Blanc ((Aldir Blanc Cultural Career Recognition Award). He specializes in producing artwork en plein air (outdoors) and has created his own method for imparting his wisdom.

In this course, learn to observe day-to-day scenes in a creative way and transform them into stunning watercolor landscapes. With the help of Ari, discover everything you need to know to transform your reality into a unique piece of art.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 24 downloads

PPP and sketching materials
6 minutes, 8 seconds
Contrasts
8 minutes, 26 seconds
Color
12 minutes, 13 seconds
Urban landscape elements
10 minutes, 17 seconds
My sketchbook
6 minutes, 0 seconds
Composition: framing and depth
7 minutes, 11 seconds
Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 97% positive reviews (184)
  • 2767 students
  • 16 lessons (2h 9m)
  • 24 additional resources (11 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a watercolor landscape based on a collection of references from your sketchbook.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to apply their creativity and learn to experience and interpret the world through a visual language. Ari's course content is of interest to photographers, graphic designers, illustrators, painters, and lovers of watercolor alike.

Requirements and materials

Basic notions of design and watercolor are recommended for this course.

In terms of materials, you need a sketchbook, some pencils, paper towels, a sponge, watercolors, watercolor paper and pigments, paintbrushes, a mixing palette, stamps (for signing your piece), and other basic painting materials that your teacher explains throughout the course.


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2767 Students
184 Reviews
97% Positive ratings
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Ari de Goes Jr

A course by Ari de Goes Jr

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Publicist, Watercolor Artist, and Teacher

Ari de Goes Jr. is a publicist, teacher, and professional watercolor artist. He started painting with watercolors at just fourteen while working as a layout editor for advertising agencies. Since 2008, he has been creating original landscape pieces and teaching his own creative method for outdoor painting in workshops and monthly trips, both across Brazil and internationally.

His work has been showcased in various exhibitions and in 2020 he received the Prêmio de Reconhecimento por Trajetória Cultural Aldir Blanc (Aldir Blanc Cultural Career Recognition Award) from the Santa Catarina State Government.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    How to plan the painting

    • PPP and sketching materials
    • Contrasts
    • Color
    • Urban landscape elements
    • My sketchbook
  • U3

    How to paint your contemporary landscape watercolor

    • Composition: framing and depth
    • Composition: the elements of the scene
    • Landscape depth
    • Synthesis exercises 1
    • Synthesis exercises 2
    • The final watercolor
  • U4

    Seek your voice and your identity

    • The signature on the work
    • How to create a personal portfolio
    • Finding your voice
  • FP

    Final project

    • Contemporary watercolor landscape creation

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates
    Plus

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

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FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Contemporary Watercolor Landscape Painting. Illustration course by Ari de Goes Jr

Contemporary Watercolor Landscape Painting

A course by Ari de Goes Jr
Publicist, Watercolor Artist, and Teacher. Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Joined November 2020
  • 97% positive reviews (184)
  • 2767 students