This site was designed to share the knowledge of an accomplished watercolor artist and experienced instructor and is the culmination of a lot of thought, planning and, most recently, a lot of work. Over the course of teaching watercolor painting to many folks over the past 15 years,  it’s become clear that learning this tricky medium involves a lot of effort and practice on a regular basis. Mostly, our busy lives prevent us from working at it as regularly as we’d like. And we certainly aren’t able to take all of the classes and workshops we’d like. The videos on this site were all developed based on the experience of teaching and learning where the struggles are for the vast majority of watercolor painters. The videos span a range of topics including basic materials, techniques and follow along paint projects. There is something for everyone – from beginners to advanced. Most of the video lessons are short – 30 minutes or less. The longer ones are no longer than an hour. So, it’s easy to regularly jump in for a short lesson or two. Good luck! Keep at it and you will make progress!

About the Instructor

If it is possible to separate the artist from the painter, then as an artist, Tony Conner is methodical, reflective and circumspect, while as a painter he can best be described as intense and energetic. His paintings are uniquely expressive in use of contrasts of value and color, and built on powerful and dynamic compositions. Tony’s path as a self-taught artist has followed a serious and active course that has been dedicated to a single medium – watercolor – and an apprenticeship to its unique disciplines. While primarily expressing and interpreting the landscape and seascape, his paintings reflect an interest in a variety of subjects, and exhibit a wide range of representational expression. Most of his work is completely focused on the quality of light itself. Tony’s paintings are widely exhibited in juried, group and solo exhibits. His work has been included in a number of national juried exhibits including the New England Watercolor Society National Biennial, Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolors, and the Hudson Valley Art Association Annual National Exhibition, among others. Tony is a Signature Member of both the New England and Vermont Watercolor Societies and an active member of several other watercolor and art societies and an Artist Member of the Salmagundi Club. He is profiled in “100 Artists of New England”, Schiffer Publishing, 2011, “Best of Artists’ – American Landscape”, Kennedy Publishing, 2012, and in “Three Who Nurture The Arts”, Southern Vermont Arts & Living Magazine, Summer 2013 and “Learn From What Isnt’ Working”, Plein Air Magazine Aug/Sep 2015. A native of Winchester, Virginia, Tony currently works from his studio in Bennington, Vermont.