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Watercolor Methods online painting lessons are for everyone.  We teach and build on basic watercolor techniques. Build your skills with lessons on color, composition, perspective and more.  Every lesson is in depth and takes it step by step.

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Irises In Vignette Painting Lesson

Irises In Vignette Painting Lesson

Irises In Vignette  The painting in this lesson is a "vignette" - which is explained in the lesson. The composition is built around the use and contrast of positive and negative space. It's an easy lesson because there's less paint and more paper. We work through it...

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Watercolor Landscape Sketches

Watercolor Landscape Sketches

Paint Easy Landscape Scenes WatercolorThis is an easy lesson that everyone one should do! We'll paint six simple landscape scenes with a single brush and a few colors. You'll really learn how to use one basic technique and getting the best from watercolor without...

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Landscape Painting Lessons

Sycamore Tree and Spring Landscape In Watercolor

Paint A Spring Landscape And Sycamore Tree The Sycamore tree is a large and beautiful tree. It has unusual bark and interesting branches. It's a little tricky to draw and paint.  We'll make it easy in this lesson. For added practice, we'll plant our Sycamore along...

Seascape Painting Lessons

How To Paint Ocean Waves – Watercolor Painting Lesson

Learn to Paint Ocean Waves and Water In Watercolor  This lesson will show you the easy way to paint waves in the open ocean. There's one "secret" to know but really it uses easy, basic watercolor painting techniques. TRY A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP...

Flower Painting Lessons

Paint A Peony Blossom Watercolor Painting Lesson

Paint A Pink Peony On Hot-Press Watercolor Paper This lesson is about creating an impressionistic floral painting on hot-pressed watercolor paper. Peonies are beautiful and fragrant. We can't re-create the fragrance, but we can capture the beauty without trying to...

Still Life Painting Lessons

Holiday Flower In Complementary Color Scheme

Poinsettia Flower Watercolor Painting Lesson Simplified Shapes and Complementary Colors For A Graphic ExpressionPaint this popular holiday flower using a complementary color scheme and simplified shapes for a uniquely expressive interpretation.[mepr-hide if="rule:...

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Irises In Vignette Painting Lesson

Irises In Vignette  The painting in this lesson is a "vignette" - which is explained in the lesson. The composition ...
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watercolor still life painting with reflections

Showing Reflections – Watercolor Painting Demonstration

Watercolor Painting Demonstration A Simple Still Life With Reflections A Facebook live demo from May 21, 2020.  Available to replay ...
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Watercolor Painting Demonstration – Still Life On Hot Press

Watercolor Painting Demonstration Painting A Still Life On Hot Press Paper A Facebook live demo from May 14, 2020.  Available ...
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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.