Need to 'LOOSEN UP' with watercolor?
This lesson includes four different ways to work wet and loose, each with different effects. Working step by step keeps your colors flowing and glowing, and the finishing detail ties it all together into a beautiful realistic watercolor.
This lesson uses two colors (blue and orange - a classic learning combination) to help keep mixing simple while you concentrate on wet on wet effects. (There is a small red barn, as every painting needs a little red.) Opaque white is used at the end for optional snow effects.
This video shows painting in real time, and you can pause and paint to take as long as you like.
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!