Ready To Start Painting: Watercolors

You’ve been through all our lessons and are ready to start painting in watercolors! Learning is doing and you’ll improve your skill the more you work on it. We strongly suggest you follow the lesson plan that follows before striking out on your own. ...Read More

Watercolor Painting CTS

Watercolor Course Topic Summary Click on any link below to go directly to that topic. If you have not selected your paint, begin with Lesson 1. Otherwise, begin with Lesson 2. Lesson 1: Choosing Your Paint Making Your Decision How We’ll Use The Decision Table ...Read More

Watercolor Painting Exercise Three: Landscape

For the third and final watercolor painting tutorial, Christine Oliver will walk you through completing a landscape using watercolor paints. Here’s a list of the tutorial videos in order: Part One: Prep And Sketch Part Two: Color Blocking And Initial Painting Part Three: Midtones ...Read More

Watercolor Painting Exercise Two: Flower

For the second watercolor painting exercise, you’ll work again with Beginner’s School instructor Christine Oliver to make a simple flower painting. We have broken the painting process up into 4 parts, and the student should plan on spending a minimum of one hour (including first complete ...Read More

Watercolor Painting Exercise One: Lemon

For your first watercolor painting exercise, you’ll follow along with Beginner’s School instructor Christine Oliver as you paint a still life of a lemon! Here’s a list of the tutorial videos in order: Part One: Palette And Sketch Part Two: Initial Painting Part Three: ...Read More

Watercolor Techniques

In this lesson, we’ll first go over some important techniques for getting your watercolor paints onto your paper, then we’ll discuss some fun techniques you can use to achieve different effects. Read through the text first to learn what all the different terms mean. ...Read More

Watercolor Brushes

Brushes can be quite an investment, so making sure you take good care of them can save you a lot of money in the long run. That being said, brush prices differ dramatically based on the manufacturer, hair type, size, and handle quality. I’ve ...Read More

Watercolor Paper And Other Surfaces

The artist is a receptacle for emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web. –Pablo Picasso Traditionally, paper is the surface used when painting with ...Read More

Watercolor Palettes

A painter’s palette is used for laying out the paint you’ll be working with during your painting session. For watercolor, many artists squeeze their favorite set of paints into their palette, then cover and re-use the same palette repeatedly. In this lesson, we’ll go ...Read More

Watercolor Supplies And What Do I Need?

Watercolors are very beautiful and can be relatively easy to use since you don’t need a lot of supplies. They do, however, require a lot of patience so as not to muddy your colors and to learn the correct amount of water to use ...Read More
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