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The Art of Creative Watercolor: Mingling Color Streaming Video

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Join artist Danielle Donaldson in this video workshop to learn how to use color creatively, letting your watercolor mix, blend, and mingle on the paper! This product will be accessible from My Courses located in My Account after purchase.

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Get creative with your color! In this video workshop, join artist Danielle Donaldson to learn how to take advantage of the unique properties of watercolor to not just mix color, but allow it to blend and mingle on the paper. You'll start by learning how to set yourself up for success by having the right materials and organizing your workspace. Next, Danielle leads you through three helpful exercises as you practice manipulating color. You'll try taking inspiration from your own art to create a color swatch, experiment with transitional washes, and explore the magic of two-color blending. Finally, follow along as Danielle teaches you how to apply your new skills to a full-sized painting of imaginative ferns. From drawing guidelines to tips for painting small, mixing the perfect shadow color to adding visual tension, you'll find yourself using these techniques in all your watercolor work!

In this watercolor painting tutorial, you'll:

  • Complete three watercolor mingling exercises and a start-to-finish painting of whimsical ferns
  • Create your own personal color palette
  • Practice blending, layering, and transitioning color
  • Try creative techniques like using salt, tilting your paper, and making blooms
  • Learn wet-in-wet, negative painting, and brushwork techniques
  • Use brush, pencil, and paint marker to master multiple markmaking strategies

Preview The Art of Creative Watercolor: Mingling Color now to get a sneak peek of the watercolor techniques you'll learn!

Materials List


  • Artist-grade watercolor paints (Danielle uses Daniel Smith)


  • Your favorite watercolor brushes
  • Artist-grade watercolor paper, at least 140-lbs. cold-pressed
  • Paper towel
  • Clean water in a clear glass
  • White palette, plastic or porcelain
  • Table salt
  • Q-tips
  • White paint marker
  • Erasers
  • .3 mechanical pencil
  • Ruler

About the Artist

Danielle Donaldson has walked a creative path for as long as she can remember. Her love of art began, as most young souls do, with a big box of crayons and a stack of coloring books. Over time, she focused her artistic efforts in watercolor and graphite drawing techniques, and eventually received her degree in graphic design. Her love of fine art, combined with her skills as a graphic designer, have provided her with an uncommon pairing of intuition and practicality, creating a careful balance between the stories she tells with her pencils and paints, and what others around her are drawn to.

While at home raising her children, Lauren and Clay, Danielle found the perfect hobby to satisfy her need to be creative: scrapbooking. She had the opportunity to be a regular participant in the scrapbook industry by publishing her art in magazines and how-to books, creating products for several companies and teaching at a national level.

Over the past decade she shifted away from the memory-keeping world and rediscovered her love of watercolors and graphite work, and the act of combining them with other mediums and techniques. Her use of big color palettes and delicately drawn details allows her to spin the ordinary into imaginative, balanced compositions. She continues to grow as an artist by fully embracing the creative process in all she does and with each story she tells. Danielle shares her process through social media, online classes and in-person workshops. You can learn more about Danielle, as well as her new work and upcoming classes, at

Additional Information

SKU R7921
Product Type Streaming Video
Instructor Danielle Donaldson
Runtime 85 minutes
Skills Paint
Art Style Whimsical
Skill Level All Levels
Content Creativity, Still Life & Floral
Media Watercolor
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