Simple and Advanced Step by Step Landscape in Blue and Orange
Simple Landscape Card in Watercolor + Street Scene Advanced Watercolor
Orange and Blue - a classic watercolor combination for everyone
1. Learn Basic Watercolor Technique
This lesson contains BOTH - a simple landscape tutorial step by step for beginners to make a note card, AND a complete city street scene, done as a one hour challenge. Whether you're a total beginner or an advanced painter, this lesson will help improve your painting skills, and you might have fun, too.
Orange and blue note cards are a great way to test your colors and see how your colors combine and look together, plus you end up witha beautiful miniature painting or note card to share with your family and friends. (If you have a favorite photo of a bare tree, put it in this composition instead of the supplied tree for an original painting.)
2. Then, Loosen UP With A Timed Challenge!
This city scene is a one hour challenge to help you learn how to ignore detail and concentrate instead on the important aspects of value and color. Using mostly orange and blue helps make it doable, but, this is a good exercise for anyone wanting to 'loosen up'. OR, paint this beautiful street scene from Pixabay exactly the way YOU like, as fast and loose, or slow and tightly detailed as you want.
Paint, paper and brushes are the main requirement, although Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser is used for lifting, and masking is optional.
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!