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!

Let’s Get Practical With One-Point Perspective

You might be familiar with linear perspective and know how to layout a formal perspective drawing with everything plotted and placed.

It’s unlikely that you’ll ever do that on a painting. Instead, it’s important to know how to apply the principles of linear perspective to a scene. This lesson shows you how to apply linear perspective to your paintings in a practical way. It provides accuracy with “painterly-ness”.

Even with a focus on perspective, we still want a strong composition! We’ll work with a simple value arrangement to create a sense of light, space and and eye-catching painting.

 
Painting A Street Scene With One Point Perspective

Painting A Street Scene With One Point Perspective

Painting A Street Scene With One-Point Perspective  This lesson shows how to use one-point perspective for a great effect on ...
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Painting A Street Scene With One Point Perspective

Painting A Street Scene With One Point Perspective

Painting A Street Scene With One-Point Perspective  This lesson shows how to use one-point perspective for a great effect on ...
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Making A Value Sketch For A Dynamic Painting

Making A Value Sketch For A Dynamic Painting

Value Sketch For Dynamic Watercolor Painting  In this lesson we'll paint a covered bridge in morning light using easy watercolor ...
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Watercolor Paper

Watercolor Paper

Watercolor Paper Basics Learn How To Choose The Right Paper For You Watercolor paper has several characteristics that affect the ...
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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.