Sponging Watercolor Trees With Masking - Beyond the Basics

Sponging is Good. Sponging with masking is Great!

Sponging is quick, easy and effective for watercolor trees and landscapes. Even beginners can get good results.

Sponging with masking is almost as easy, and will give you Great results!

In this lesson, you'll learn the steps for using masking with sponging to bring your landscapes and trees to life.

You'll have two options, paint a tall vertical outline so you can practice on the whole tree, or paint the close up, with less tree. Each outline contains the stylish figure and instructions on rain and reflections on wet streets.

If you already know how to sponge watercolor foliage, this is an excellent addition to your watercolor skills.


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 Links
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