Two Minute Drills

Fast And Loose Painting Exercises For Building Skill

These fast exercises probably won’t result in a great painting but they are fast and loose and will teach you to get the best out of watercolor. 

Working fast means working with loose, fluid washes – essentially wet-into-wet technique, the most fundamental watercolor painting technique of all. It also means acquiring the ability to see and combine shapes from different areas and objects. This “shape-making” skill is directly related to the ability to design and compose your picture space in a dynamic way. And, finally, you’ll gain skill and control with your brush, learning to capture the essence of a scene or subject.

All are good reasons to work fast with a time deadline. Even more so, these fast drills are fun and take very little time.

So, have some courage and jump-in!

Two Tea Tins In Two Minutes

Fast And Loose Watercolor Painting Lesson Build Basic Brush and Wash Skills With Another Fast LessonFast Work For Building Skill Working fast and loose with a short deadline rarely results in a masterpiece, but it does help build skill with the brush and those...

Winter Landscape Scene In Watercolor In Two Minutes

A Fast, Easy Watercolor Painting Skill Builder   Trees, Forest and Stream - Fast and Loose A quick watercolor painting done in just two minutes. We'll use a simple composition and a unique combination of colors to paint an expressive forest landscape winter...

Quick Paint Project With An Artistic Subject

Paint Brushes On The Easel A Fast And Loose Two-Minute Skill Builder Another fast and loose watercolor skill-builder. This time, the subject - three watercolor brushes - are laying on the easel in front of me, so you'll get the chance to watch me interpret the subject...

Tree Trunks In Snow – Fast And Loose Watercolor Painting

Tree Trunks In SnowAnother Fast And Loose Two Minute Watercolor Painting Lesson A very fast, two minute watercolor painting lesson of tree trunks in snow. Fast paintings like this don't always result in a masterpiece, but they do build skill in handling paint and...

Rocks, Reflections and Water – Quick Watercolor Painting Lesson

Rocks In Water Another Two-minute Skillbuilding Drill Two Minute drills are great for many reasons. The first is that you get to do a little watercolor painting very quickly - so if you are short on time, it's perfect! Plus you'll have to work very fluidly, just to be...

Fast Early Morning Street Scene – Watercolor Painting Lesson

Early Morning Street Scene - Fast & Loose Another Fast Painting Exercise Get the paint and brushes ready!  Another fast and loose two-minute drill! These fast exercise usually don't result in some great painting. But they do help you develop valuable skills:...

Quick Painting of Fallen Leaves in Watercolor

Quick Painting Of Fallen Leaves Another Fast Painting Exercise Another two-minute drill! This one is of a handful of autumn leaves fallen to the ground.  These two-minute drills are designed to help you build skill with the brush, learn to work fluidly and...

Fast And Loose Watercolor Sketch – Portrait of Pumpkins

Watercolor Painting of Pumpkins Fast and Loose Two Minute Drill Two Minute Drill! Working fast and loose helps develop skill in handling the color, the brush and in capturing the essence of a subject. This scene of three pumpkins in sunlight is a perfect subject for a...