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10 FREE Watercolor Lessons Beginner To Advanced

How To Paint Watercolor For Beginners

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This course has free lessons on how to paint watercolor. Use them for yourself or your class, paint with friends, make cards, and feel free to show or sell your paintings.

Studies show that painting makes people happier, so give it a try. Buy some inexpensive supplies at your local craft store, or check out my list here: https://www.dickblick.com/lists/blicku/J0H3A8L7RZ5...

(I don't make money on the supplies, but you'll get better quality with my list.)

Beginners try The Coneflower, The Happy Snowman, The Butterfly or Easy Red Barn In Snow

Best Intermediate Lessons: Apple and Lace, Red House In Snow and Clouds With Soft Edges

Watercolor Technique Lessons: Sponging (Queen Anne's Lace and Sponging Trees) & Plastic Wrap Flowers

To Help You Loosen Up: Try the Sunflower Loose and Glowing

Complete List of Free Lessons

  1. Apple and Lace
  2. The Happy SnowmanPlastic Wrap Flowers
  3. Easy Red Barn In Snow
  4. Sponging Trees and Forest
  5. Queen Anne’s Lace
  6. Red House in Snow
  7. Butterfly With Loose Wash
  8. Clouds With Soft Edges
  9. Sunflower Loose And Glowing
  10. The Coneflower


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.' 'Sure you are,' he told me, not really believing,

but always supportive.

I wanted to paint realism with watercolors, but met a lot of resistance. Teachers said, 'That's not how you use watercolors, you're never going to get anywhere, etc. etc.'

I persevered (being very stubborn) until I developed my own unique style. 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.

However, 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.


Since surviving a bout with cancer, I've gotten a lot more serious about my art and teaching. For the art, I'm following my dream to paint western art, taking fun trips to photograph and shipping my paintings to shows around the nation - check out my website: www.debwatsonart.com.

For the teaching, I have this website.

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!


Class Curriculum


  Apple and Dark Background
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  Apple and Lace Video
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  The Happy Snowman
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  Snowman Video
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  Plastic Wrap Flowers
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  Plastic Wrap Flower Video
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  Easy Red Barn In Snow
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  Red Barn Video
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  Sponging Trees and Forest
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  Sponging Trees Video
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  Queen Anne's Lace Wildflowers - Sponging On Masking
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  Queen Anne Video
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  Red House In Snow
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  Butterfly With Loose Wash Background
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  Butterfly Video
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  Clouds With Soft Edges
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  Cloud Video
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  Sunflower Loose and Glowing
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  The Coneflower
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  Orchid With Waterdrops
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  Christmas Lamp - Glowing Painting or Card
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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?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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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