the birds and the bee

$54.00

Have you heard the story about the birds and the bee?  It’s a story about softness, about luminosity, about gentleness, and about personality and charm.  Our winged friends are so enchanting, and a sheer delight to paint.  There’s a delicate vulnerability to them that you can capture with the soft and luminous quality of watercolour paint.

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Have you heard the story about the birds and the bee?  It’s a story about softness, about luminosity, about gentleness, and about personality and charm.  Our winged friends are so enchanting, and a sheer delight to paint.  There’s a delicate vulnerability to them that you can capture with the soft and luminous quality of watercolour paint.

The cost for this class is US$54.

For a long time I have been painting with watercolours and I love it.  They are so easy to paint with if you work with them, let them do what they do.  In the past with my painting I have started with pencil first, but I wanted to try my hand at direct watercolour, no pencil, just get in there and put the paint down on that blank white paper.  It’s a different way to work.  And a sheer pleasure.

The natural world is a great place to find your inspiration for this approach, as the organic shapes lend themselves to a loose and free way of applying paint without a pencil line to start with.  You go with the flow so to speak.

This class incorporates five gorgeous fluffy creates, 4 birds  …and a bee, of course 😉  They are each unique in their personality and character.

You will learn how to layer your colours, mix some colours, when to put wet paint in wet paint, and when to let the layers dry before continuing on, all these elements add up to create a lively and soft artwork.

Come and join me and create your own story of “the birds and the bee”.

Who is this class for?

This is an intermediate class incorporating basic watercolour painting and layering techniques.  If you are a beginner to watercolour this class is also suitable for you, however you will need to have some skills with watercolours already.

There are 5 full length projects in this class. It is a work at your own pace class.  You will gain access to around 5 hours of video in which I walk you through each step of the projects.

This is an open ended workshop with no expiration date.  Plus all the videos are downloadable and yours to keep! 

You will have access to my private combined FACEBOOK GROUP with others that are also taking my classes, to share your work and get feedback.

My first lesson with Toni was her Tooty Fruity class. As a beginner in watercolor, Toni is a wonderful teacher. She breaks down the steps thoroughly and I was amazed and delighted at my results! I will continue to take many more classes with her. Thank you Toni for sharing your creative gifts with us! – Maria P.

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What supplies will I need for the class?

Please use what you already have in your collection the colours below are not that important, a basic set of watercolours will do.  The quality of your paper is more important than the paints, try to obtain the best paper you can find.   The items below are what I have used in this class.

  • Watercolour paper – 23x31cm (9×12”) – I use Arches Cold pressed block
  • Watercolour brushes – variety of round, small and medium size. I use
    • Raven quill round sizes 0, 3/0, 10/0
    • Princeton Select Rigger sizes 2, 2/0
    • Round size 0, 1, 3.
    • Flat stiff bristle medium size brush (optional)
  • Watercolours – A variety of colours (please use what you have). The main colours I use are:
    • Sennelier: Helios Purple, Opera Rose, Red Orange,  Senn. Yellow Deep, French Ochre, Sennelier Orange, Turquoise Green, Phthalo Turquoise, Quin. Gold.
    • Art Spectrum: Coral, Lemon Yellow, Spectrum Yellow, Ultramarine Blue, Sap Green Perm., Sepia, Lamp black
    • Winsor & Newton: Thio. Violet,
    • Maimeri Blu: Neutral Tint.
  • White Gouache – I use Art Spectrum
  • Paint palette, water jar, paper towels, tissues

 

Accessing your class

This class has immediate access.  When you proceed through the checkout you will be asked to login (if you have previously purchased another class) or register (if this is your first class on this site).  Following your purchase this class will appear in your My Courses page when you login under My Classroom in the website menu.  You can always find your classes here https://www.toniburt.com.au/my-courses/

**Due to the nature of the immediate availability of this course, all online classes are non-refundable.

If you have any questions?

If you have any questions at all please contact me via the contact page. I will do my best to reply to your message within 24 hours.   NB: I am located in Australia so there might be a little timezone difference!