Hollyhocks with Full Summer Colors

Lush Wet on Wet Background with Limited Palette

How did you do that amazing background?

That's what your friends will be asking you after this lesson. Working wet on wet can be a challenge, but this video demonstration shows exactly how you can get lush, glowing colors for the perfect background to your summer flowers. Every painting is unique with watercolor washes.

Limited Palette - Easier To Use and Better Results

This lesson uses only four (or five) colors: cobalt blue, phthalo blue, yellow, and quinacridone red, for the entire painting. Learning to mix the perfect colors is easier and doable with fewer colors, plus the limited palette will automatically give your painting a professional look.

Understand Green Shades and Easy Blends for Dark Values

Your green shades and darks are built in with these colors - don't struggle with green anymore! You'll be amazed at the range of color and value you can achieve.


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 to Hollyhock
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