Video Archive: Watercolor Painting for Beginners with Pat Fiorello, 2 sessions


These 2 sessions are designed specifically for those who are brand new to watercolor painting
If you’re itching to learn something new, I’m excited to introduce this zoom class for total beginners.
I’m calling it ” Painting – La Dolce Vita.” Painting has enriched my life so much. I love opening that door for others to have a taste of the sweetness painting brings to life. These courses are designed for total beginners so no experience necessary!
Dear Pat, Thank you again for a great introduction into watercolor art. I did a still life of an orange yesterday and then another one. The first one looks like a pumpkin and the second one is an improvement. Then I fooled around with my leftover paints making different shades of different colors. Bottom line I’m in to learn more. I’ve watched a couple of things online, too. I liked what you said about practicing so I’m at it.  ~PD from September 2020 class
If you need supplies, I suggest you order the following from Binder Art online.  They have assembled a package of exactly what I believe you’ll need to start out.  They are extending a very attractive discounted price to my students.  You should order it about 2 weeks before the class starts to allow time for delivery:  You should order it about 2 weeks before the class starts to allow time for delivery:

The Myth of Talent

This video, The Myth of Talent, ( 10 minute) includes how I got started painting at age 35- with my first paintings and why I believe everyone can learn to paint.   It’s a talk I usually share with my beginner students, but it is relevant for anyone who is interested in learning to paint.

All  that people need  to paint is a bit of instruction to be pointed in the right direction, practice, practice, practice and giving up the notion that they can’t do in. The good news- all 3 of those things are under our control. So remember anyone can do it! And you already are!
Pat, I wanted to convey my many thanks for the beginning watercolor class. I learned so much and you made beginning watercolors fun!  I really enjoyed learning some of the essentials and painting along with you. What a joy it must have been to travel to Italy and other spots just to paint. You have sparked my creativity side and I look forward to “practicing” for many years to come.  ~JM, September 2020 student

How to Paint in Watercolor
The Introduction to WATERCOLOR program will provide you with the basic foundation to get started in this fun and luminous medium.
You will learn:
  • about the different types of watercolor materials
  • how to use your brushes and mix the right amount of paint vs water
  • how to mix colors
  • techniques including wet on wet, wet on dry, glazing, dry brush and a series of specialty techniques for creating textures. I will demonstrate and you’ll have a chance to practice
  • we will do a “paint along” of a simple landscape scene so you will create a painting. I’ll break down the painting step by step so you understand how to approach a painting start to finish
  • sessions will be recorded so you can go back and watch again
Supplies: Binders Art Supply has helped me to set up a beginner watercolor supply kit that we will use for the class that will make it easy and very cost effective to get the supplies you will need. A link to order the kit and have it shipped to you will be provided once you register.( I recommend ordering no later than 8/14 to have it in time). I will include a video overview of materials prior to the class.

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Still life in watercolor