Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

    • Master Materials & Supply List for This Course

  • 2

    Module 1 | Lesson 1: Watercolor Supplies & Materials

    • Getting Started with Watercolor Supplies & Materials

    • Watercolor Paper

    • Watercolor Brushes

    • Watercolor Paint

    • Miscellaneous Tools

  • 3

    Module 1 | Lesson 2: Basic Principles & Techniques

    • Understanding the Properties of Watercolor

    • Working with Watercolors

  • 4

    Module 1 | Lesson 3: The Layered Wash Technique

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Starting the Layered Wash Technique

    • Adding Layer 2

    • Adding Layer 3

    • Adding Layer 4

    • Adding Layer 5

    • Looking at the Finished Painting

    • Image of Finished Demo Painting

  • 5

    Module 2 | Lesson 1: Adding More Color to the Layered Wash Technique

    • Materials & Supply List

    • Adding More Color to the Layered Wash Technique

    • Adding Layer 2

    • Adding Layer 3

    • Adding Layer 4

    • Looking at the Finished Painting

    • Image of Finished Demo Painting (1)

    • Image of Finished Demo Painting (2)

  • 6

    Module 2 | Lesson 2: Working with Yellow

    • Materials & Supply List

    • Working with Yellow in the Foreground

    • Adding Layer 2

    • Adding Layer 3

    • Looking at the Finished Painting

    • Image of Finished Demo Painting

  • 7

    Module 2 | BONUS Lesson 3: Flattening Your Painting

    • Materials & Supply List

    • How to Flatten Your Watercolor Paintings

  • 8

    Module 3 | Lesson 1: Painting Finely Detailed Evergreen Trees

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Practicing Brush Strokes

    • Painting Evergreens

  • 9

    Module 3 | Lesson 2: Painting Deciduous Trees in Winter

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Leafless Deciduous Trees

  • 10

    Module 3 | Lesson 3. Loosening the Grip: Painting More Evergreens

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Painting Loose Evergreens

  • 11

    Module 3 | BONUS Lesson 4: Adding Dimension to Your Trees

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Adding Dimension to Your Trees

  • 12

    Module 4 | Lesson 1. The Rules of Composition

    • The Rules of Composition

  • 13

    Module 4 | Lesson 2. The Rule of Thirds

    • The Rule of Thirds

  • 14

    Module 4 | Lesson 3. Assembling the Composition

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Assembling the Composition

  • 15

    Module 4 | Lesson 4. Adding Trees to Your Landscape

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Adding Trees to Your Landscape

  • 16

    Module 5 | Lesson 1. Using Negative Space to Create an Expansive Vista

    • Materials & Supply List

    • Using Negative Space

    • Adding Layer 2

    • Adding Layer 3

    • Adding Layer 4

    • Looking at the Finished Painting

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    Module 5 | Lesson 2. Using Negative Space to Create a Landscape Feature

    • Materials & Supply List

    • Adding a Creek

    • Adding Layer 2

    • Adding Layer 3

    • Adding Layer 5

    • Looking at the Finished Painting

    • Adding Layer 4

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    Module 6 | Lesson 1. Painting a Stormy Sky

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Starting with Some Big Clouds

    • Adding Layer 2

    • Adding Layer 3

    • Adding layer 4

    • Adding Layer 5

    • Looking at the Finished Painting

  • 19

    Module 6 | BONUS Lesson 2. Adding White Clouds to a Bluebird Sky

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Lifting Out White Clouds

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    Module 6 | Lesson 3. Painting a Night Sky

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Starting the Night Sky

    • Adding Layer 2

    • Adding Layer 3

    • Adding Layer 4

    • Adding Layer 5

    • Looking at the Finished Painting

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    Module 7 | Lesson 1. Painting Direct Sunlight

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Incorporating a Bright Sun

    • Adding Layer 2

    • Adding Layer 3

    • Adding layer 4

    • Adding Layer 5

    • Adding Layer 6

    • Looking at the Finished Painting

  • 22

    Module 7 | Lesson 2. Painting Trees in Direct Sunlight

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Painting Trees in Front of the Sun

  • 23

    Module 7 | Lesson 3. Lifting Out Sunrays

    • Supplies & Materials List

    • Rays of Light Peeking Through the Trees

  • 24

    Module 8 | Lesson 1. Reflections in Still Water

    • Materials & Supply List

    • Painting Reflections in Still Water

    • Adding Layer 2

    • Adding Layer 3

    • Looking at the Finished Painting

  • 25

    Module 8 | Lesson 2: Trees Reflected in Still Water

    • Adding Tree Reflections to a Still Water Landscape

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    Module 8 | Bonus Lesson 3: Framing Your Paintings

    • Framing Your Paintings

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