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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

Fast And Loose Sunset Landscape Painting In Watercolor

A Fast And Loose Landscape An Evening Scene With Two Watercolor Painting Techniques A combination of Wet Into Wet and Dry Into Wet techniques make this an fun, easy and imaginitive scene. Working fast and loose can be a challenge when you are not used to it, but speed...

Seascape Painting Lessons

Quiet Seascape Scene From A Two Minute Sketch – Watercolor Painting Lesson

Turn A Sketch Into A Quiet Seascape Painting  Develop Shapes, Colors and Values For A Finished PaintingIn this lesson, we start with a simple, quick seascape sketch and develop it into a finished painting. We go through the process step-by-step making it an easy...

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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 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...

Still Life Painting Lessons

Simple Still Life On Hot Press Paper – Watercolor Lesson

Painting A Simple Still Life On Hot Press PaperThis watercolor lesson is really about exploring the qualities of hot press paper. It is a tricky surface with both strengths and distinct weaknesses. Our subject is a simple still life sitting on a table and catching...

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Watercolor Painting Demonstration – Rural Scene With Afternoon Light

Watercolor Painting Demonstration Painting A Rural Scene In Evening LightA Facebook live demo from April 16, 2020.  Available to replay ...
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Watercolor Painting Demonstration – Pink Peony Sketch

Watercolor Painting Demonstration Pink Peony Blossom Fast and  Loose on Hot Press PaperA Facebook live demo from April 2, 2020.  ...
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Watercolor Painting Demonstration - Color Patch Painting

Watercolor Painting Demonstration – Color Patch Painting

Watercolor Painting Demonstration Painting A Rural Scene With The Color Patch Method ...
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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.