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Painting Realistic Watercolor Landscapes

A course by Richard Thorn , Landscape and Seascape Painter

Landscape and Seascape Painter. Newton Abbot, United Kingdom.
Joined July 2021

Explore brush strokes, color, composition, and tone to illustrate striking landscapes that capture the detail and atmosphere of the natural world

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  • 99% positive reviews (244)
  • 7416 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Explore brush strokes, color, composition, and tone to illustrate striking landscapes that capture the detail and atmosphere of the natural world

A course by Richard Thorn

According to Richard Thorn, an award-winning artist specialized in landscapes and seascapes, watercolor is one of the most conducive mediums for depicting nature in its purest form. Its expressive capabilities have made it his preferred painting method for more than 30 years. Throughout his extensive career, his art has graced major galleries across the globe, and earned him recognition from the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, as well as at the Qingdao International Watercolour Exhibition.

In this online course, Richard teaches you his step-by-step process for painting realistic watercolor landscapes. Experiment with a range of brush techniques and explore color, composition, light, and texture to illustrate breathtaking scenes that capture the detail and atmosphere of the natural world.

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What will you learn in this online course?

16 lessons & 22 downloads

The Materials
14 minutes, 13 seconds
Brush Techniques
12 minutes, 17 seconds
Determining Colour
12 minutes, 6 seconds
Compositional and Tonal Sketch
14 minutes, 40 seconds
The Final Sketch
15 minutes, 27 seconds
The First Washes
17 minutes, 38 seconds
  • 99% positive reviews (244)
  • 7416 students
  • 16 lessons (3h 30m)
  • 22 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Paint a landscape or seascape of your choice in watercolor using the skills you’ve learned throughout the course.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Anyone who wants to learn how to paint realistic landscapes with watercolors.

Requirements and materials

A basic understanding of drawing, perspective, and color are required for this course.

In terms of materials, you need:

    - Several types of brushes
    - A dip pen
    - Watercolor crayons and paper
    - A mixing palette
    - Watercolors and gouache paint
    - Scratching tools such as a knife
    - Black graphite or conte pencils


Reviews

7416 Students
244 Reviews
99% Positive ratings

Richard Thorn

A course by Richard Thorn

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Landscape and Seascape Painter

Richard Thorn is a professional painter specializing in watercolor landscapes and seascapes. His style relies heavily on techniques he’s developed himself to achieve robust texture and depth in his art. Richard’s approach to painting has evolved over the years, currently focusing on atmosphere, light, and the overall feeling of the subjects to capture the essence of the nature he sees.

His artwork has been sold and exhibited in many leading galleries throughout the UK, as well as America, Taiwan, and South Korea. He has earned numerous awards during his decades-long career, including two for best watercolor from the Royal Institute of Painters in Water Colours, and another for painting excellence at the 2019 Qingdao International Watercolour Exhibition.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Landscape Preparation

    • The Materials
    • Brush Techniques
    • Determining Colour
    • The Reference Image
  • U3

    Sketching and Painting the Landscape

    • Compositional and Tonal Sketch
    • The Final Sketch
    • The First Washes
    • Further Washes 1
    • Further Washes 2
    • The Final Details 1
    • The Final Details 2
    • The Final Details 3
  • U4

    Promotion and Style

    • Promoting Yourself
    • Subordinating Style: Making a Statement
  • FP

    Final project

    • Painting Realistic Watercolor Landscapes

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Painting Realistic Watercolor Landscapes. Illustration course by Richard Thorn Best seller

Painting Realistic Watercolor Landscapes

A course by Richard Thorn
Landscape and Seascape Painter. Newton Abbot, United Kingdom.
Joined July 2021
  • 99% positive reviews (244)
  • 7416 students