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 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 An Early Spring Landscape – Watercolor Painting Lesson

An Early Spring Landscape Watercolor Painting LessonA fun painting lesson that looks tricky, but is based on easy, basic techniques. We'll use every technique in the arsenal to pull this one off!  We'll get realistic looking spring "bud" greens, paint the lacy look of...

Seascape Painting Lessons

Quiet Evening Seascape Watercolor Painting Lesson

The Power Of A Simple Value Composition Simple Sketch to Dynamic Painting With Light And Mood A simple color scheme, simple shapes, and simple techniques combined with a simple value composition lead to a beautiful evocative seascape scene. Starting with a simplified...

Flower Painting Lessons

Creative Approach To A Common Subject In Watercolor

Painting Sunflowers With A Creative Approach  In this lesson we'll paint sunflowers. But, we'll challenge ourselves by using an unusual color triad, some less familiar brushes and featuring design and drama over subject. It's a fun lesson that will change your...

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 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.