Just Starting Out?

Great! Watercolor is a beautiful and unique medium. Using it well takes some time, but getting a handle on the basics is easy. This learning track starts you out with info about materials and some tips that will help you get off to a good start.

If you are really just starting out, the first section will go over the basic materials, how to minimize their cost, getting set up to paint, stretching paper, and cleaning brushes.

Then watch the videos on the four basic techniques  – Wet-Into-Wet, Dry-Into-Wet, Drybrush, and Lift. It seems to good to be true, but these techniques are the only ones you need to know. They’ll get you started and take you as far as you want to go. Get a handle on these four first! It will boost your ability right away. And will make it easier to make progress. 

Also, watch the video on what can go wrong – blooms, streaks and mud.  You’ll want to avoid these and this video will show you how they happen and how to avoid them.

After that, follow along on the easy watercolor painting projects that will show you how to create a painting step-by-step, using some combination of the four basic techniques.

Supplies, Materials, Setting Up, Getting Started Painting

Setting Up And Working With A Limited Primary Color Palette

Limited Twelve Primary Color Palette Using A Limited Palette Actually Strengthens Your Paintings Working With A Limited Palette Gain Important Advantages For Your Watercolor Paintings Working with a limited set of colors in a painting has a number of advantages....

Three Ways To Stretch Watercolor Paper

Three Easy Ways To Stretch Watercolor Paper Two Quick and Easy, One More Effective Here are three ways to stretch watercolor paper.  It is recommended for 140lb and lighter watercolor paper. One method, which actually uses staples to hold the edges of the paper to the...

How To Minimize The Cost of Your Watercolor Supplies and Materials

How To Minimize The Cost of Your Watercolor Supplies and Materials Let's face it - art supplies of all kinds are expensive. Watercolor painting supplies are no exception. There are a few ways to minimize your costs. We'll look at those in this quick video.

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 watercolor painting, it is best to be a little organized. That way, everything you need will be set up and ready to go - and you won't have to...

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 Blot them out with a clean rag while reforming the points of rounds or the edge of flats Stand them bristle side up in a container to dry Linked...

Watercolor Painting Supplies and Materials

BASIC MATERIALS FOR WATERCOLOR PAINTING A Simple Set Of Materials To Get You Started And Keep You Going The really good news is that it doesn’t take a lot in the way of supplies and materials to be able to paint successfully in watercolor.USE PROFESSIONAL...

The Four Techniques You Need To Know

Watercolor Painting – Blooms, Streaks, Mud

What Can Go Wrong In Watercolor Painting - Blooms, Streaks, and Mud ...

Watercolor Painting Dry In Wet Technique

The Important Dry-In-Wet Watercolor Painting Technique Often Overlooked By Vitally Important Technique This lesson can be watched with at least a BASIC MEMBERSHIP. Already a Member?  Click here to login   Not a Member yet? Join below....

Watercolor Painting Basic Techniques – Drybrush Method and Lifting

Watercolor Painting - Drybrush and Lift Technique BASIC MEMBERSHIP...

Watercolor Painting Wet-In-Wet Technique

Watercolor Painting - The Wet Into Wet Technique BASIC MEMBERSHIP...

Easy Painting Projects

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