Watercolor Painting Lessons

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Featured Watercolor Lessons
Watercolor portrait lesson part 1
Watercolor portrait lesson series. (Membership Required)
How to use watercolor pencils - Flower
A five-part video series on watercolor pencils. (Membership Required)
How to paint a landscape with gouache
Learn how to paint a landscape with gouache in this watercolor lesson.

All of the tutorials on this page involve the use of watercolor paints. Watercolors have been a choice of medium for many artists and illustrators over the years.  They are relatively inexpensive and easy to use "on site".  Watercolors are noted by their translucency.  Although white is sometimes available as a color, most watercolor purists accept that the "whites" should be produced by the whiteness of the surface.  By varying the amount of water used to thin the paints, a range of value can be produced. 

Watercolors are mostly used on papers.  Watercolor papers are available in a variety of thicknesses and "tooth".  Thicker papers are able to accept more water without wrinkling and are generally more expensive. 

Watercolor paints are produced as dry cakes that activate when water is added to them.  They also come in tubes like traditional paints.

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Take a look at the tutorials below to improve your watercolor painting techniques. 

WATERCOLOR PAINTING TECHNIQUES


How to choose the right paint brush
Everything you need to know about paint brushes. Brush hair types, shapes, marks, and parts are all covered in this video, comprehensive guide, and infographic.
How to choose the right paint brush
Everything you need to know about paint brushes. Brush hair types, shapes, marks, and parts are all covered in this video, comprehensive guide, and infographic.

PORTRAITS / FIGURE


LANDSCAPE


ANIMALS


How to paint a bird with watercolor
A quick watercolor sketch of a bird is developed by layering progressively darker values and slightly more intense applications of color.
How to Paint Birds
Video tutorial on how to paint birds in the medium of gouache (Opaque Watercolor).

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“The Watercolor Workshop” is a video course on watercolor painting designed for beginner and intermediate artists. The goal of this course is to provide the learner with a rich learning experience through "easy to digest" modules consisting of video demonstrations and accompanying ebooks.  (19 Modules with over 4 hours of video instruction and 18 eBooks)

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