Advanced Watercolor Lesson - Cowboy Roping Calf

Advanced Watercolor Techniques in Action

Ever see a very precise (and yet wild) watercolor painting and wonder - 'How do they do that?'

You can find out in this lesson.

Cowboy Roping Calf is a lesson for advanced watercolor painters, or anyone who wants to see the demo - in two videos, under an hour total. (Even if this level of painting is out of your comfort zone, you can still pick up useful painting tips, and who knows? You might decide to give it a try.)

This course uses liquid masking, masking tape, Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser, and the following colors:

  • Cobalt Blue
  • Idanthrone or Ultramarine blue
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Red (I use Quinacridone but most reds are fine)
  • Yellow (I use Lemon Yellow, but most are fine)

Join us for an adventure in watercolor painting (and a little western music).

Reference photo by Alasdair McKenzie by creative common license


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


  Part 1
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  Cowboy Roping Calf Part 2 video
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