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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

Misty Morning Landscape Watercolor Painting Lesson

Learn To Paint Morning Mist In Watercolor  In this lesson you'll learn how to use easy, basic watercolor painting techniques to create morning mist that we see on the ground so often in early fall. Mostly, it's just wet-into-wet work with some dry-into-wet as well....

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

Black Eyed Susans Watercolor Painting Lesson

Paint Black Eyed Susan Flowers In Watercolor  Summer flowers are always fun to paint. Black Eyed Susans are particularly fun - and challenging. In this lesson, we'll paint a group of flowers all together as one big shape and in vignette format. [mepr-hide...

Still Life Painting Lessons

Bouquet of Summer Flowers – Watercolor Painting Lesson

Summer Bouquet Of Flowers Using Wet-In-Wet Watercolor This one is really fast and fun! We'll paint this bouquet of summer flowers mostly with a wet-into-wet watercolor technique. It'll give us a fresh, loose look and it will go together really fast. This technique is...

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Watercolor Painting Demonstration – Light House In Evening Light

Watercolor Painting Demonstration Painting A Famous Lighthouse In Evening Light A Facebook live demo from May 7, 2020.  Available to ...
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Watercolor Painting Demo – Seascape Scene On Rough Paper

Watercolor Painting Demonstration Painting A Wet-in-Wet Seascape Sketch A Facebook live demo from April 9, 2020.  Available to replay free ...
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Watercolor Painting Demonstration – Tulips In Vase

Watercolor Painting Demonstration Painting Tulips In A Glass Vase A Facebook live demo from April 23, 2020.  Available to replay ...
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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.