Misty Forest With Ferns- Advanced Lesson

How to Adjust Color and Value For Depth In Landscapes

Landscapes are only hard, if you don't know all the secrets!

Misty Forest is similar to Sponging Trees (in the free lesson package) buts packs a ton more knowledge about creating depth in watercolor landscapes. Understanding the basics will improve every landscape you paint.

This beautiful scene is from the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, when the wildflowers and Trillium were overflowing the landscape.

In this lesson, you'll receive: an outline page to trace or draw, step by step written instructions, (with helpful information and tips on landscapes), a video demonstration showing every step in the process, and more.

And don't stop here! Visit Deb's album of photos from her photography workshop in the beautiful Great Smokey Mountain National Park for more subjects to try your new landscape knowledge on.

Guided practice is excellent practice, and with tips for creating depth and a little guided practice doing this painting, you'll be ready to take on the world.



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 talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art - a waste of time! I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. I also kept painting.

I wanted my paintings to be realistic, but the watercolor teachers would roll their eyes and tell me, "That's not how you paint watercolors."

Despite the naysayers, I just kept going and taught myself how to paint realism, the way I wanted it, with watercolors. After years of practicing (and lots of bad paintings), I got really good.


I found that not only did I really enjoy teaching other people (and giving them the encouragement I never had), I continued to learn and improve my art through teaching others. It's a win-win!

And so, I set up this site (and my Patreon site) to encourage other people to give watercolor a try. I think it improves their life and that anyone lucky enough to be able to afford the materials and time to dabble in painting is blessed. Whether (or not) you ever turn into a master painter or just gain the admiration of your friends and family.

Watercolor is doable. The more people painting, the better the world will be. Give it a try today!

And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)


Course Curriculum


  Introduction and Links
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  Outline Page, Instructions and Other Downloads
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  Misty Forest video
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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.

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