Make Colors Pop Using Complements - Red & Green

Using Complementary Colors for Vibrant Realism - Beginner Level

Secret To Success - Complimentary Colors

Even beginners can produce amazing paintings when you know the secret of complimentary colors.

  • Learn a bit about the three main red pigments, and the best color to add for realistic shadows.
  • See how easy it can be to add a loose wash to the background - no two ever look the same - that's art!
  • Paint like a professional by suggesting detail in the foreground.

This lesson is packed with practical down to earth information to improve your realism while having fun.

Bonus lessons include 'The Secrets To Understanding Color' and 'Tips For Painting Realistic Round Objects'.

"After taking three terms classes, this mushroom is still my favorite lesson" - a student who just began selling his work.


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


  Video Demonstration: Reds, Mixing and Painting The Mushrooms
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  Written Instructions For Painting Mushrooms
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  Bonus Lessons: Color (red & green) and Round Shapes
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  Student Paintings
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The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
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