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 with

a 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.

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

  Introduction to Orange and Blue Lesson
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  Simple Landscape Video and City Scene Video
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Frequently Asked Questions

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