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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

I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!

My story is simple.

I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'


Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,

. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.


When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.

Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.

No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.

And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)

Have fun and learn from a master - sign up today!


Course Curriculum


  Part 1
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  Cowboy Roping Calf Part 2 video
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