Simple Figures With A Loose Dark Background

Loosen Up for Watercolor At It's Best

Nothing adds more interest to your watercolor paintings than a figure.

Whether you want to add a quick sketchy figure or a more realistic simple figure, this lesson has valuable tips for you.

Also included is a loose garden background, with great practice on painting an interesting dark wash that will make your figures pop!

Learn how to mix and apply dark backgrounds that glow (and how to avoid muddy and dull ones.)

This lesson includes a reference photo, outline page to trace, written instructions, finished painting reference and video demonstration, not to mention lots of useful tips on figures, paints and painting techniques.

Guided practice is excellent practice, so learn with figures today!

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

  Introduction and Tips
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  Figure Downloads - Instructions, Outline, Reference, etc.
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