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The "HAKE" watercolor painting wonderbrush and how to use it

Any watercolor painter needs to know about this brush and its many uses how to use the hake watercolor brush techniques

4.55 / 5.0
4115 students1 hours 11 minutes

Created by David Walker, offered on Udemy

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6.9/10

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Course length

9/10

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Overall score

7.1/10

This course currently has a bestcourses score of 7.1/10, which makes it a great course to learn from. On our entire platform, only 15% of courses achieve this rating!

Description

When I started painting in watercolors many years ago the first brush I bought was the Hake brush,inexpensive but absolutely  necessary for washes,trees,foliage,skies,seascapes,the list goes on and on,in this course I will paint an actual picture using just my hake and you will see just how useful this brush is.

You can paint along with me and learn all the techniques for yourself,most art suppliers stock hake brushes and the one and a quarter inch or 30 mm brush is all you need,these cost about $5 USD or the equivalent,five dollars for a lifetime of pleasure!

So come on and join me,see you soon David


Art is such a beautiful way to express yourself and as a watercolor artist for over 30 years I can not urge you enough to give painting in watercolors a try,I never get bored with the effects of the colors on my paper,I still learn new techniques in my work every time I paint something,it is such a free and easy medium and it is well worth the time and effort you may invest.


To paint a watercolor picture is to escape into your own little world where nothing else matters and all your problems and worries can be forgotten, at least for a little while.


To give your own watercolor painting as a gift could not be more rewarding,I never get bored with the expression on the face of a friend or family member when I present them with an original watercolor painting which I have painted specially for them.


The medium of watercolor, for me, is the ultimate medium because even as a complete beginner you can achieve many effects using techniques which sometimes you are taught and sometimes you learn by complete accident which we call "happy accidents",such as when one color runs into another color and creates water marks or bleached paper,this is why sometimes I sit and watch the painting paint itself in front of my very eyes.

Of course now and then it does not work out as I wanted it to but all I have lost is a little bit of paint pigment,a piece of watercolor paper and a little time so I put that piece of paper to one side and start again!


Too many people have a go at painting with watercolors and think that they have to produce a perfect painting every time and they overwork the piece,desperate to get a finished painting to hang on their wall and of course they end up with a mess,get dispirited and give up announcing that they will never be an artist and so never paint again.

I would like to show these people the hundreds of watercolor paintings that didn't work out for me because without making mistakes you can't improve.I keep all my paintings good and bad and I look at the failures quite often,in these failed paintings there is quite often a part of the painting that I really like and I try to remember which technique,which colors I used,which brush made a particular mark on the paper so I can use these same techniques in my future watercolor paintings.


If I was stranded on a desert island,my watercolor kit would be the first thing I would wish for.

What you will learn

  • You will be able to paint free style watercolors
  • you will be able to paint pictures using just this brush
  • How to paint with a very limited palette.
  • How to relax and free up with your watercolours.

Requirements

  • Absolutely no prior knowledge is needed,this course will explain all
  • If you would like to paint along, one and a quarter inch Hake brushes are available at most art suppliers for about $5 US
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  • Price: $19.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 1 hours 11 minutes
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bestcourses score: 7.1/10

This course is better than many others in its category.