Schritt für Schritt Aquarell Malanleitung Scarborough Fair Step by step watercolor tutorial instruction

Scarborough Fair

step by step watercolour instruction turorial


You like to paint watercolour – as a settlement to relax in the stress of everyday life, to be creative with your own hands, to create a piece of art, or simply because you really enjoy it? But sometimes your mind is not cleared enough to come up with your own designs or to master every technique yourself. Sometimes you think it’s too complicated, you don’t have enough talent or patience? Having heard this a lot before, I’ve created a step-by-step instruction to guide you to a finished watercolour painting together with a community of other watercolour aficionados.

I’d like to teach you how to paint this “Scarborough Fair” theme yourself. For that, you will receive a PDF detailing all the steps that will take you to your finished watercolour painting. You will receive the preliminary drawing as outlines, which you can either print directly onto your watercolour paper or transfer by hand. How the colours are composed and how much time each step takes, I explain to you, too.


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You will get access to a Facebook group where we will paint this picture within 7 days together. Allow about  1.5 – 2 hours a day to paint. When questions arise while painting, I like to answer them in the group and of course, we can show each other our progress and support each other! In short videos, I also show you a few tricks.
The watercolour party will take place from 1 to 7 July 2019. If you are not free this week, NO PROBLEM! You’ll still get access to the group and all its content. It will not be deleted afterwards!

What do you need?

  • You should already have painted with watercolour and have a feel for the brush and the consistency of the colours.
  • Watercolour paper (as smooth as possible and not much absorbent ) at least the size of Din A4
  • Watercolour paints and brushes of various sizes (at least one medium and one very small round brush)
  • Masking fluid
  • A printer to print the manual
  • Enjoying painting and a bit of patience and perseverance

I will send you an exact list of the materials I used by email, after receiving the payment.


The story behind the picture:

“Scarborough Fair” is a very old English song that has been sung and played by various artists for centuries. In the Middle Ages, the Scarborough Fair was a major trade fair and an important meeting place. The song is about a loving couple, which is now separate. One of them lives at Scarborough, and through intermediaries, they put mutually insurmountable tasks to reunite. It is all about trying to face the challenges, not the actual solution.
In the chorus, you sing “Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme”. These herbs have a strong symbolic meaning: parsley as a remedy for bitterness, sage as a symbol of strength, rosemary stands for loyalty, love and memory, and thyme symbolizes courage.


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For me, this is a very strong image, which I have implemented in my own way in the painting.
I’m really looking forward to seeing YOUR picture