Watercolor Through the Seasons

Class Includes Lifetime Access, Instructor Feedback, Online Community, Over 4 Hours of Video & More!

21 Lessons – $85

Painting should be fun. Relax and enjoy step-by-step instruction on how to begin, create and finish a watercolor painting with Fred Lisaius. Fred will dispel the myths of watercolor technique and give you some solid, practical methods for improving your control, color, and balance. This class is great for beginners and advanced painters alike and will help open the door for more expressive and personal work.

TEACHER: Fred Lisaius

Class Description

Painting should be fun. Relax and enjoy step-by-step instruction on how to begin, create and finish a watercolor painting! Pour yourself a cup of tea, put some Vivaldi on in the background and let’s get painting!

Fred Lisaius, who is both an accomplished painter ( www.fredlisaius.com) and an inspiring teacher, dispels the myths of watercolor technique and gives some solid, practical methods for improving your control, color, and balance. This class is great for beginners and advanced painters alike and will help open the door for more expressive and personal work.


Class Itinerary

Spring: Lesson 1: Beaded Washes

Spring: Lesson 2: Glazing and Wet-on-Wet

Spring: Lesson 3: Painting a Magnolia Flower

Spring: Lesson 4: Painting a Daffodil

Spring: Lesson 5: Inventing a Spring Bird

Spring: Lesson 6: Sky with Bee

Summer: Lesson 1: Paint a Beach

Summer: Lesson 2: Summer Fruit

Summer: Lesson 3: A Summer Postcard

Fall: Lesson 1: Three Types of Washes

Fall: Lesson 2: The Salt Technique

Fall: Lesson 3: Landscape Painting

Fall: Lesson 4: Portrait of a Leaf

Fall: Lesson 5: Still Life

Fall: Lesson 6: Detail Painting

Winter: Lesson 1: Techniques Review

Winter: Lesson 2: Deer in Snow

Winter: Lesson 3: Winter Fruit

Winter: Lesson 4: Winter Birch Trees

Winter: Lesson 5: A Cup of Hot Tea

Winter: Lesson 6: Return of the Birds

Supplies

Watercolor Paper

One of these pads will do or something equivalent:

  • Arches Watercolor Pad, 140 lb., Cold Press, 15 to 30 sheets. 9” x 12” or larger.
  • Strathmore 400 Series Watercolor Pad, 140 lb., Cold Pess, 15 to 30 sheets. 9” x 12” or larger.

Palette

One of these palettes or something equivalent with plenty of mixing space. A lid is always nice.

  • John Pike Watercolor Palette. It has 20 wells (spaces to put paint). This is the one that I use.
  • Richeson Covered Watercolor Palette. It has 22 wells for paint and a lid.
  • Jones Watercolor Palette. It has 32 wells for paint and a lid.

Paints

Student grade recommended for beginners. Buy the smallest tubes. Good student grade brands are Talens Van Gogh Watercolor Paint and Winsor and Newton Cotman Watercolor paint.

1 small tube of each:

  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Pyrol Red (or Cadmium Red)
  • Hansa Yellow (or Cadmium Yellow)
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cerulean Blue
  • French Ultramarine Blue
  • Payne’s Grey
  • Raw Umber
  • Sap Green

Brushes

A couple of good choices are: Black Gold Watercolor Brushes and Daniel Smith Platinum Series Watercolor Brushes.

  • #8, #6, #4 and a #2 Round synthetic or synthetic/natural blend watercolor brushes.

Miscellaneous

  • Masking Fluid: 1 or 2 oz. bottle. Dan Smith or Winsor Newton brands recommended
  • Soft pencil:  3B or 4B graphite pencil
  • Roll of paper towels

Fred Lisaius

 

Fred Lisaius is a painter, sculptor, and a popular art teacher at Bellevue College, WA  (“Fred is perfect!”). Fred is represented by the Patricia Rovzar Gallery in Seattle, and his work is in many private and corporate collections. Fred recently had a show at the Bainbridge Island Art Museum.

From his statement:

The deeper I go into the forest the closer I feel to the truth. Off of the trail, there is a quiet calm where ideas can be contemplated and refined. In my paintings and my sculptures, I utilize the forum of nature to explore our relationship to the natural world and to each other.

 

Nuts & Bolts

  • This class is now available as a self-study class.
  • Immediately upon class signup, you will receive access to the class videos and corresponding materials.
  • A private Facebook group will be available for you to (optionally) share your artwork and enjoy and learn from the artwork of others. You may also email your teacher directly with questions or feedback.
  • You will have indefinite access to this class.