Crossing Guard - Rainy Day Street Scene

Introduction to Painting Street Scenes

Rainy Days Are Great For Painting

- Especially With Cute Kids

Crossing Guard is a great first lesson for how to paint street scenes for intermediate painters. After reading lots of great tips for successful painting, you can follow along with the real time video.

The background is done wet on wet, working back to front till you get to the fun part - those cute kids! Extra links take you to more photos of kids and even a school bus that you can put in place of the truck.

This is a quick study, done in about thirty minutes, but it usually takes students an hour or more. Make it your own by adding a school bus (photo provided) instead of the truck, or add more kids. Or paint it just like the outline page!

However you do it, Crossing Guard works. It will give you excellent guided practice and a cute painting!





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


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