REALLY Learn To Paint In Watercolor With Our Online Lessons

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 160 lessons and counting!

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Paint A 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 in this lesson. One is working on rough paper with decisive, direct strokes. We'll try to capture the look of standing water on the beach with texture and...

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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

Winter Landscape Stream Watercolor Painting Lesson

Learn To Paint A Winter Stream Landscape This lesson shows how to paint a frozen winter stream landscape scene. We'll also focus on creating an eye-catching, interlocked composition showing warm glowing light. This lesson can be watched...

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

Quick Study of Transparent Glass – Watercolor Painting Lesson

Paint A Clear Glass Jar In Watercolor  This lesson shows how easy it is to capture the look of clear glass. The secret is in painting almost everything but the glass! TRY A PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP FREE FOR 7 DAYS! After that, just $12.99/mo...

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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.