REALLY Learn To Paint In Watercolor With Our Online Lessons

Watercolor Methods online painting lessons are for everyone at all levels of ability!

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Anyone can learn to paint in watercolor! Our lessons are easy to follow, in depth, and take it step-by step. The ‘hows’ and the ‘whys’ are clearly explained, making it easy to understand and learn for everyone.

We have a Learning Track For Beginners that teaches the important basics of watercolor painting.

From there, you can access nearly 200 other lessons that build on the basics.  Every lesson is in depth and takes it step by step.

Learning Tracks

Our Learning Tracks help you develop deeper understanding of various aspects of watercolor painting including – Color, Value, Linear Perspective, and Light & Form.

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We have ten FREE lessons to check out.  These provide some basic watercolor painting instruction and give you an idea of how our lessons work. 

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Our Latest In-Depth Watercolor Lesson

This One’s For Halloween! Don’t Be Frightened!

halloween watercolor painting with pumpkins

Halloween Pumpkins In Watercolor

Spooky Halloween Scene With Pumpkins Don't Be Frightened! This Fun Scene Is A Real Challenge!  This lesson is for Halloween!  ...
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This Week’s Lesson Requires A Good Handle On Value

If you struggle with value, and especially with getting good DARKS, we have a Value Learning Track to help you. 

New To Watercolor?  Get A Handle On The Basics With These Lessons

Landscape and Seascape Painting LessonsLessons

painting of trees with autumn leaves

Fall Foliage As A Group – Watercolor Painting Lesson

How To Paint Fall Foliage Simple Methods and A Few Considerations For Great Watercolor Foliage Learn to paint fall foliage with light, form and texture ...
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Aerial Perspective In A Rainy Day Scene

Aerial Perspective In A Rainy Day Scene

Aerial Perspective In A Rural Scene Paint A Rainy Day Scene With Exaggerated Effect  Aerial perspective is all about value change In this lesson we'll ...
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Summer Sky And Open Landscape Watercolor Lesson

Summer Sky And Open Landscape Watercolor Lesson

Paint A Lively Summer Scene  Simple Techniques Used Well For A Sophisticated Effect We use our basic techniques again in this lesson, but we'll also ...
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Summer Sky Wet-In-Wet

Summer Sky Wet-In-Wet

Painting A Summer Sky And Clouds Wet-In-Wet  Wet-In-Wet Skies Look Best! This lesson shows how to paint a summer sky with those billowing clouds using ...
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garden path scene watercolor painting lesson

A Garden Path Watercolor Painting Lesson

Paint A Garden Path Scene In Watercolor  Use Basic Techniques For Professional Results In this lesson you'll take those basic watercolor painting skills to a ...
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beach scene with figures

Paint A Beach Scene With Figures

Paint Beach Scene With Figures Work On Rough Paper Using The "Direct Method" We take on a couple of challenges in this lesson. One is ...
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rocky shoreline watercolor seascape painting

Paint A Rocky Shore Seascape In Watercolor

How To Paint A Rocky Seascape On A Rainy DayThis watercolor lesson is about painting a rocky shoreline seascape. It's kind of a gloomy day ...
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watercolor painting of a sycamore tree and landscape

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 ...
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rural scene with barn watercolor painting

Evening Rural Scene Watercolor Painting Lesson

Paint A Barn And Rural Scene In Watercolor  This lesson takes you through the process to paint a representational rural scene.  It's an easy lesson ...
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Winter Landscape Stream Watercolor Lesson

Winter Landscape Stream Watercolor Painting Lesson

Learn To Paint A Winter Stream Landscape This lesson shows how to paint a frozen winter stream landscape scene. We'll also focus on creating an ...
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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 is muted in this kind ...
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Painting A Landscape With Gentle Light - Watercolor Lesson

Painting A Landscape With Gentle Light – Watercolor Lesson

Paint Gentle Light On The Late Fall Landscape Easy Watercolor Painting Lesson Of The November Scene The November landscape is a favorite subject for me. Especially ...
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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.