Card - Learn to Spatter and Erase Watercolor

How to Paint Smooth Washes

Learn Watercolor in a Small, Doable Card

Painting a smooth wash can be a challenge, but working small makes it doable.

The Step - by - Step guided practice in this lesson will give you some basics in working wet on wet. And give you simple answers to some common questions -

  • How to lay a smooth wash with no brushstrokes
  • What to do if yours dries too light or wimpy
  • How to work in layers for more control
  • Which colors to mix to give you professional results

And working on a small card is very doable, even for beginners, to give you confidence and understanding to tackle larger pieces.

This course uses basic colors, plus liquid masking and Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser. You can use opaque white instead of the masking, if desired.



Your Instructor


Deb Watson
Deb Watson

Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher

My story is simple.

I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.

Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).

My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.

Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!

Happy Painting.



Course Curriculum


  Introduction and Links
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  Card Video Demonstration
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  Downloads - Reference Photo, Instructions and Finished Paintings
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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