Lazy River - Watercolor Landscape Techniques
Intermediate Landscape With Composition Tips
Rocks aren't brown and water isn't always blue......
Do you struggle to paint your vacation photos or other landscapes? Turning a photo into a nice composition and painting it can take some thought and planning.
In this lesson, you'll find composition tips to help you see landscape elements clearly, and painting tips to help create landscapes that are realistic as well as beautiful.
With a photo from Pixabay as a starting point for an easy to trace outline page, the video demonstration and written instructions will guide you step by step to success.
No special materials are needed for this lesson, and most students completed it in 2 to 3 hours. Here's a great student painting in progress.
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!