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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.

At least one new lesson added each week – over 185 lessons and counting!

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Painting Lemons In Light Bowl

Painting Lemons In Light Bowl

Still Life With Lemons - Capturing The Essence Of A Subject Focus On The Important Details  In this lesson, we're painting a very simple scene of three lemons in a white bowl.  It is the kind of scene that might lead us into painting every detail. Instead, we'll focus...

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Day Lilies In A Vase – Watercolor Sketch Lesson

Day Lilies In A Vase – Watercolor Sketch Lesson

Paint Day Lilies On Hot Press Paper This lesson is a sketch exploration of day lilies We'll try to capture the look of day lilies with only their silhouette and some color information.  The characteristics of hot press paper will help us get subtle blends of color and...

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Landscape Painting Lessons

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 a street scene. We'll also work to create the look of early morning with a composition of simple value shapes. This...

Seascape Painting Lessons

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 at the coast in this painting. To catch the look of a gloomy, rainy day, we'll use neutrals and neutralized colors. And we'll get...

Flower Painting Lessons

Day Lilies In A Vase – Watercolor Sketch Lesson

Paint Day Lilies On Hot Press Paper This lesson is a sketch exploration of day lilies We'll try to capture the look of day lilies with only their silhouette and some color information.  The characteristics of hot press paper will help us get subtle blends of color and...

Still Life Painting Lessons

Lemons and Plums Still Life – Watercolor Painting Lesson

Lemons and Plums Still Life Watercolor Painting Practice Three Important Skills For Painting Still Lifes Learn a couple important watercolor painting skills in this lesson. We'll cover how to paint folds in cloth and how to darken light colors. We'll also work hard to...

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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 ...
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easy figures for your landscapes

Easy Figures For Your Landscape Paintings

Easy Figures For Your Paintings Get These Two Things Right For Great Looking Figures Figures add life and atmosphere to ...
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Flowers In A Field Watercolor Painting Lesson

Flowers In A Field Watercolor Painting Lesson

Painting Flowers In A Field Sometimes you want to paint groups of flowers in a field or garden - this ...
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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.