REALLY Learn To Paint In Watercolor

Watercolor Methods online painting lessons are designed to teach you how to paint in watercolor. Our lessons are easy to follow and go step-by-step. We show you both the hows and the whys. Watercolor is a tricky medium but has a few important fundamentals. These online lessons emphasize the easy, basic techniques and how they can be used to make beautiful dynamic paintings. A Premium Membership provides access to all lessons; a new lesson added each week – over 150 and counting!

Warm Up For Winter!

Winter scenes feature low-intensity color, a good bit of white space and seem intimidating.  But they are really easy to paint using basic watercolor techniques, careful color selection, and confident brush strokes! Our latest lesson shows you how to paint this simple winter scene in a short time. It’s really not difficult – why not jump in! 


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Quick Winter Scene Online Watercolor Painting Lesson

Quick Winter Scene Online Watercolor Painting Lesson

Winter Landscape Scene In Watercolor  This lesson shows you how to paint a beautiful winter landscape with very little effort ...
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Early Morning Light Online Watercolor Lesson

Early Morning Light Online Watercolor Lesson

Early Morning Light Landscape Painting Lesson  In this lesson we'll paint a rural scene in the light of pre-dawn. Color ...
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Watercolor Quick Sketch of Pumpkins

Three Pumpkins In A Quick Watercolor Sketch

Three Pumpkins Fast and Loose Watercolor Painting Lesson In this lesson we'll paint a group of pumpkins in afternoon light ...
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Watercolor Methods Founder and Instructor – Tony Conner

I am a passionate and dedicated watercolor painter and enjoy helping others make progress in their own watercolor practice.

My watercolor painting journey was, I suspect, just like your own. I spent a lot of time trying to find those precious bits of free time that I could devote to learning, practicing and painting.

I’ve taught watercolor painting classes and workshops for the past 15 years. That experience has taught me a couple very important things about nearly all aspiring watercolor painters: nearly everyone struggles with the basic handling and techniques; along with getting a handle on those, some simple design and composition quickly improves everyones work.

Watercolor Methods lessons were developed with my own experience as a student as as an instructor in mind.  The lessons are in-depth and step-by-step. There is a focus on the fundamental techniques, composition principles and a good bit of explanation and insight into thinking and process.

I want you to enjoy the unique beauty and qualities of this medium the way I do and hope Watercolor Methods will help you on your watercolor painting journey.