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.


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


  River Introduction and Links
Available in days
days after you enroll
  River Video
Available in days
days after you enroll
  River Downloads
Available in days
days after you enroll

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.

Get started now!