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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

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 Fog and a Seascape – Watercolor Painting Lesson

Paint a Seacape In Fog In This Watercolor Lesson Lots of wet-into-wet and drybrush technique along with neutral grays gives up the look of a foggy morning at the shore. Learn how to paint fog in a seascape in this lesson. TRY A PREMIUM...

Flower Painting Lessons

Bouquet Of Tulips In Vase Watercolor Lesson

Paint Pink Tulips In A Glass Vase This lesson shows how to paint a bouquet of pink tulips in a glass vase. We'll create light and dimensional effects using both value and temperature contrasts.   We will work on Rough paper to help us get subtle textural effects....

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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Setting Up To Paint in Watercolor

Getting Set Up To Paint In Watercolor

Setting Up Your Paint, Brushes and Supplies For Your Watercolor Painting Session Whenever you are ready to begin a new ...
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How To Clean Watercolor Brushes

How To Clean Watercolor Brushes

How to Clean Watercolor Brushes After Painting Cleaning your brushes after painting is easy! Rinse them well in clean water ...
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Watercolor Painting Wet-In-Wet Technique

Watercolor Painting Wet-In-Wet Technique

Wet Into Wet Watercolor Painting Lesson This lesson can be watched with at least a BASIC MEMBERSHIP. Already a Member?  ...
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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.