Portraits in Gouache & Watercolor: Exploring Color with Elena Mahoney Sánchez

Regular price $ 19.99 USD

Learn how to paint expressive, boldly colorful portraits in gouache and watercolor with Elena Mahoney Sánchez.

  • 6+ hours of HD video instruction
  • 4 in-depth video lessons, complete with inspiring reference photos
  • Immediate, lifetime access to all class content on Sktchy

Class Overview

Lesson 1

Create a portrait of a human subject in gouache, building up and layering bold stains of color, going from thin to thick.

Lesson 2

Create a portrait of a lion in gouache, working from rough color shapes to detailed, delicate line work, and finishing with gestural touches in colored pencil.

Lesson 3

Paint a portrait of a dog, starting with thin layers of watercolor, building values and using expressive color choices to contrast with the subject's grey coat. Conclude with a slight touch of gouache to liven up the stark white of the paper. 

Lesson 4

Create a portraiture composition featuring both animal and human subject, starting with rough watercolor shapes, continuing with gouache and finishing with bold strokes of colored pencil.

Meet Your Teacher

Elena is a Spanish artist living and creating in Valencia who expresses her unique artistic vision through color exploration and vibrant use of watercolor and gouache. (SktchyInstagram)

Lifetime Access - Anytime, Anywhere

With your purchase, you’ll get immediate, lifetime to the class on Sktchy, where you can communicate with Elena, connect with fellow students from around the world and get constructive feedback on your class art via desktop and any iOS or Android mobile devices.


What art supplies do I need to participate?

Elena will be using the following supplies in her lessons:

  • Gouache Paint
  • Watercolor Paint
  • Pencil
  • Colored Pencils
  • Water
  • Watercolor or Mixed-Media Paper

    Can I go at my own pace?

    Yes! You keep lifetime access to ALL class content, so you can go at your own pace.

    What skill level do I need for this class?

    Beginner to intermediate.

    Do I get lifetime access to the class?

    Yes! Your purchase gets you immediate, lifetime access to ALL class content.

    What is your refund policy?

    All sales are final.

    Any Questions?

    Contact us. We'll reply asap.