Best Free Watercolor Painting Courses

Find the best online Free Watercolor Painting Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings.

Photoshop CC: The Essentials of Photoshop In Just 2 hrs

Photoshop CC - Give me 2 hrs of your time and I'll arm you with the skills you need for success, no matter the project.

Created by Adam Zollinger - Digital Artist & Instructor - 3ds Max / V-Ray / Photoshop

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Students: 57220, Price: Free

*Don't let the price fool you.  This is a very valuable course.  After you are done with this course you should feel comfortable joining any intermediate or advanced level Photoshop courses on Udemy.

*Voucher for other Photoshop courses (intermediate and advanced) included with this course.

*30 day money back guarantee (no questions asked)

Why This Course?

Maybe you've been eyeing a sweet Udemy course about photo retouching, or perhaps digital painting, but your concerned because they are for intermediate skill level, and you know NOTHING about Phtoshop.  Well, you've come to the right place!  Whether you are hoping to eventually be able to enhance your family photos, or to become a graphic design master, it doesn't matter, we all need to know the basics first.  That is why this course cuts through the crap, and focuses on Photoshop essentials, the stuff we all need to know regardless of the project.

Photoshop CC Quick Start is meant to introduce you to the software very quickly, and give you a foundation that you can build on.  With these basic skills, and the ability to confidently navigate the UI and tool palettes, you will be able to expand your horizons into various different fields that use Photoshop.

From the instructor:

“I have spent much of my professional career learning new software packages. From this, I know that the best way to learn is by familiarizing yourself with the UI, and then diving into a real world project, answering real questions and solving real problems."

Different areas of expertise that you can specialize in after taking this course:

  1. Photo editing

  2. Photo retouching

  3. Matte Painting

  4. Fine art digital painting

  5. Texture artist for 3d (Film, video games, architecture, etc)

  6. Illustration

  7. Graphic Design

  8. UI Design (mobile apps, web pages, video games)

  9. And more...

Photoshop is a very powerful program, so the learning curve can be a bit steep.  That is why this course cuts right to the essentials.  In just two hours you will be ready to explore on your own with a good understanding of the core functionality of Photoshop CC. 

*Voucher for $5 dollar Photoshop courses (intermediate and advanced) included with this course.

Project Files Included

Put your skills to the test with the provided files.  Also, explore some real professional projects to learn by example.  Here are the practice files I have so far:

  1. Enhance a basic portrait

  2. Practice the basics of digital coloring / painting on one of my illustrations

  3. More to come!

Join Today

Join today for lifetime access to the lectures and project files (including all future additions).  You'll never regret learning Photoshop.

Oil/Acrylic Painting Techniques and Color Theory

These oil and acrylic painting lessons follow step by step procedures for painting techniques and color theory

Created by Donelli DiMaria - Professional artist and teacher

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Students: 40850, Price: Free

This painting lesson covers oil/ acrylic painting techniques and color theory. Color mixing, paint application, glazing, scumbling, brushes, mediums, and varnishes are also discussed. Three complete demonstrations on oil/acrylic painting techniques are given each using a complementary color scheme of either blue and orange, red and green, or yellow and purple. These painting lessons also include discussions on composition and painting approaches using a classical technique, plein air, alla prima, griding, and/or working from photographs.

In this course, three complete demonstrations are performed using examples of different painting approaches used by most artists including two still life compositions and one landscape. The materials needed for this course include a limited palette of six colors ( two each of red, yellow and blue) plus black and white.

The Secret to Your Painting’s Success

How Making a Great Start to Your Painting Ensures Successful Completion

Created by Malcolm Dewey - Professional Artist

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Students: 15487, Price: Free

Do you find that your paintings seldom finish off looking good? Or do you abandon your painting halfway because nothing is looking right? Scraping back the paint in frustration only to abandon the painting is annoying. Not to mention a waste of time and money.

The solution in many cases is what you do even before you begin painting. It is all about the preparation and start where the real outcome is usually determined.

Any professional will tell you that there are a thousand ways to paint your picture and ruin it too. But most agree that getting the painting off to a great start is critical Step One

That is why I decided to create this short course with a focus on the start. This course is based on part of my Learn to Impact Master Course. The latter has much more detail should you want to take your learning to the next level.

The Secret to Your Painting Success will give you much information and practical tips that you can try out now with your next painting. Make that step up in your painting before moving onto more complicated techniques.

You will need the following materials:

  1. The primary colors and white (oils or acrylics)
  2. A canvas or painting panel
  3. Brushes - #6 bristle
  4. Medium or white spirits
  5. Paper towel
  6. Pencil and A5 sketchbook
  7. Black marker pen (thick wedge shaped tip)

I look forward to meeting you on the course!

Easy watercolor painting- night sky galaxy manga portrait

Upgrade your watercolor skills and paint a manga portrait with a galaxy northern lights background now!

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 12574, Price: Free

In the end of the class you will be able to...

a) color your own watercolor portrait painting

b) and paint a galaxy sky background witt northern lights

So, take this class if you like fantasy/ magical themed artworks, but never dared to color a stylized manga portrait on your own.

Please note, in this class we won't learn how to draw the portrait, instead you can download my lineart template, so you don’t need to struggle with drawing, all you need to do is grab your brushes and paint along with me.

I’ll walk you through:

· How to paint a stunning galaxy night sky with northern lights

· Portrait painting essentials : mix your own skin colors

· Where to put the shadows and highlights to make the portrait more outstanding

· My easy method for painting beautiful, flowy hairs

· How to paint misty mountains and illustrate depth and distance in the background

· My secrets on how to ink like a pro

· How to transfer the linework onto watercolor paper

· All along the class in an easy to follow and fun way

I do believe coloring should be fun and not something you worries over and over.

Not something that makes you even more frustrated and anxious.

So come, take my class and discover the true joy of painting!

Ohh, and if all the below mentioned reasons are not enough for you, have I mentioned that in the end you will have your own Aurora watercolor painting, which you can hang on your wall and brag about your friends ;)

Interested?

Let’s meet in the class!

Acrylic Art Painting Techniques BASICS

Learn to paint with acrylics - BEGINNERS

Created by KR Moehr - Artist

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Students: 9677, Price: Free

Basics Tutorials - Beginners, newbie artists or creators or who have dabbled and want more in-depth understand of how to make acrylics perform. on. command!

We cover:

  • Brushes and tools

  • Acrylic mediums - what does what

  • How to thin your acrylics (without water) and make them flow

  • How to create an archival artwork - STEP ONE

  • How to keep your palette workable for days

    This course contains short segments on tips and techniques; not full training.

Watercolor Manga Portrait Painting Class for Beginners

Easy and fun way to watercolor - "Pisces Dreamer" Manga Portrait

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 8997, Price: Free

In the end of the class you will be able to color your own "Pisces Dreamer" watercolor portrait painting.

So, take this class if you like fantasy/ magical themed artworks, but never dared to color a stylized manga portrait on your own.

Please note, in this class we won't learn how to draw an actual portrait, instead you can download my lineart template, so you don’t need to struggle with drawing, all you need to do is grab your brushes and paint along with me.

I’ll walk you through:

· How to paint crystals and moons

· Portrait painting essentials : mix your own skin colors

· Where to put the shadows and highlights to make the portrait more outstanding

· My easy method for painting beautiful, flowy hairs

· My secrets on how to ink like a pro

· How to transfer the linework onto watercolor paper

· All along the class in an easy to follow and fun way

I do believe coloring should be fun and not something you worries over and over.

Not something that makes you even more frustrated and anxious.

So come, take my class and discover the true joy of painting!

Ohh, and if all the below mentioned reasons are not enough for you, have I mentioned that in the end you will have your own watercolor painting, which you can hang on your wall and brag about your friends ;)

Interested?

Let’s meet in the class!

Wagara Decorative Painting for Beginners

Wagara is Japanese classic patterns. I teach you my original technique to make WAGARA decorative painting.

Created by Michiko Ozawa - Wagara Decorative Painter/和柄トールペイント講師

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Students: 8664, Price: Free

This is the introduction course to WAGARA decorative painting. WAGARA is Japanese design patterns which were originally used for Japanese classic clothes, kimono. My original method is the combination of decorative painting and stencil.

Besides the movies, you can download the patterns and directions to make the projects. They will guide you and help you to make the projects. You can also apply the designs to your house interior or accessories.

The goal of this course is to master the techniques of Wagara decorative painting and complete the project of 'Rocking Sheep'.

Course summary :

・Welcome

・What is Wagara?

・Stencil Technique

・Necessary tools and paints

・Side-loading technique of decorative painting

・Making project 'Rocking Sheep' Part 1 & 2

This course includes 5 movies and 2 pdf files.

Easy Watercolor Iris Flower Painting with Galaxy Background

Paint watercolor iris flowers - beginner friendly techniques (free downloadable coloring page templates included)

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 7028, Price: Free

Do you want to learn how to paint this Iris flower with galaxy background , but you don’t have much experience with watercolors?

Easy to follow step-by-step online class that shows you how to accurately paint an iris flower with great likeness!

Hi, I’m Eliza, the Watercolour Witch.

I'm an illustrator and a watercolor art teacher.

I've taught more than 24000 students around the globe on how to watercolor with ease.

I make art tutorial videos so that you can forget stressing out when it comes to creating your own paintings.

My goal for you is to upgrade your painting skills while having fun. So, in this class not only you will be learning how to paint this iris flower with galaxy background, but I’ll be sharing my tips and tricks resources that are designed to support, encourage, and enhance your experience with watercolor.

This class is perfect for Beginners (even if you’ve never handled a brush before) and Experienced Artists (who can pick up some new techniques).

In the class I’m going to talk about:

  • How to paint the Iris flower from a-z in an understandable way ( even if you don’t have any background in botanical painting)

  • How to create colorful flower petals

  • Demistify some myths about the wet-on-wet technique while show you how to create an effortless galaxy background

  • Show you how to easily create fun watercolor effects with just a straw

  • Moreover you can practice basic inking techniques with me

I made the entire process easy. That means…

You won’t be learning how to draw a realistic iris flower. While in other classes you need to sketch the project yourself, in this beginner-friendly class a downloadable line art template (coloring page) is included, which takes away the stress of having to produce a sketch before the painting.

There is nothing to risk, here all you need to do is enjoy the painting process!

So it’s time to take action! Grab your brushes and start painting now!

See you in the class!

Watercolor Course Paint this Window Seascape

Project - Create a lovely Watercolor Painting your very first time. Step by step Artist guided Seascape Window scene.

Created by Kellie Chasse - Maine Artist & Instructor 16+ Years ✅

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Students: 5650, Price: Free

One of my very first Online Courses!

This is a single short and to the point Project based course: 

Like a Paint Night online but with watercolors - the project will take you less than two hours to complete!

Step by Step Easy for Beginners - Coastal Window Watercolor Painting

This is a quick and easy course with simple steps. I've been teaching Adult Education Classes for a number of years and I teach this online course the same way.  We'll cover each step to create this Window Seascape scene. This is not an academic or theory course, but a simple easy project based course that anyone can do. You will be able to complete this sample painting by the end of this course.

Create and have fun! In this course you will learn simple watercolor and gouache techniques and how I use them step by step in REAL TIME to create this beautiful Coastal Scene.

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This is an Beginner to Intermediate course for those of you that want to develop your skills with Watercolor. I'll take you through the entire video of my steps and process to create this Scene. 

In this course  will cover: 

  • Materials needed - Free Preview

  • Learn to prepare your watercolor paper.

  • Create a wet in wet background technique to create a soft flowing clouds.

  • How to layer the watercolors and placement of shadows using a brush for a  details. 

  • How to create the appearance of distant islands.

Painting is a lifetime skill that anyone can learn and enjoy. Over 1000 happy students are already creating some lovely masterpieces taking my Live and online classes using watercolors and Alcohol Inks! So come be creative with me and enjoy all the compliments to come on your own special art creations you will soon be hanging!

With the right instruction and a little bit of practice, you too will soon be able to make your own stunning art pieces!

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REGISTER NOW and get started making beautiful watercolor painting today!

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Your reviews are very important to me.

I hope you find this course a 5 STAR REVIEW, and if not please let me know what I can do to improve to make it a better course. 

Please feel free to use the Q&A section of the course if you have questions. I will try my best to respond within 24 hours.

Please keep in mind that I video all the lectures myself and I am NOT a professional videographer by any means. I use Udemy as my Platform. If you have technical, account, or video playback issues, please contact Udemy's Help Link, and they will be happy to answer any questions for you.

 I sincerely hope you find my course a 5 STAR REVIEW and it's perfect for you. Please let me know if you feel any changes should be made to make it a better experience. Please keep in mind you are rating me and my teaching style, not Udemy's Platform. 

These are LIFETIME Courses, which means that even after you have finished the course and you have questions later on, I'm here for you. Please note that Udemy may ask for you to review the course at any point. If you have not yet completed the course you may simply skip the review process until the end. :)  

The course may be slowed down or the video quality changed if you are having connection or play back issues.

Please understand that technical or account issues are not in my control. For Video playback, Technical or Account issues, please click on the Udemy Help or Support Link they will be happy to help.

IMPORTANT - Not all artist allow this so please check and follow all copy write laws.

As an artist, I personally never mind when someone copies my work to practice their techniques. I just ask that if you post it anywhere that you give credit to either my courses or my links as the artist that created the image. 

Feel free to find my social media platforms in the profile section. You can use #kelliechasse_fineart to post your work on social media so we can all see you work!

Happy Painting!

Kellie

Safety Note:  When using paints and chemicals please adhere to any and all manufacturer safety guidelines with these products.  If you have specific safety questions or concerns please contact the product's manufacturer.

Forest Fairy Watercolor Manga Portrait Painting Course

Overcome the challenges of watercolor manga portraits and take control of your painting!

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 5645, Price: Free

Online watercolor portrait painting class - easy step by step approach from scratch to finish with Eliza the Watercolour Witch!

Watch her create a portrait of a fairy with watercolor… and do the same following her easy-to-follow steps!

Is this you?

You…

  • Love to paint, but worry that you’re not artistic enough and will not be able to paint as well as other people

  • Try to learn watercolor techniques by reading books that sound easier than they really are

  • Find it difficult to control the amount of water to paint ratio on the paper

  • Struggle with wet on wet consistently; have difficulty in figuring out how much water to use when painting with watercolors

  • Wish you could control the flow of the paint more

  • Always have a hard time finding a motive. And when you finally do you struggle to make your painting look exactly like what you have in mind.

I could go on and on about the different struggles that painters like you go through every day, but that won’t change anything – it’ll only make matters worse.

You don’t want a constant reminder of what you’re doing wrong. What you need is a way out, a fun new way to start creating the watercolor portrait painting of your dreams.

Although it doesn’t look like it…

and you may be thinking that this is way too hard. Trust me it is WAY easier than it looks. If you can trace an outline and color it in, you can do this. Seriously, you have to try it!

And The Best Part…

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars in art school or spend years learning things that work and things that don’t!

What if you could skip all that and get a professional step-by-step training from a watercolorist who has taught more than 23000 students around the globe on how to watercolor with ease?

That way you don’t spend your precious days collecting hundreds of art supplies you’ll never use or buying art books and watching countless watercolor videos that in the end just make you want to give up painting entirely!

You want something a bit more structured. The RIGHT training that cuts off all the fluff and teaches you the ONLY things that matter – basically everything you need to master creating your own watercolor portrait.

Introducing…

WATERCOLOR CLASS – BLACK FOREST FAIRY PORTRAIT

Easy to follow step-by-step online class that shows you how to accurately paint a portrait with great likeness!

Overcome the challenges of watercolor portrait and take control of your painting!

…The place is HERE, and the time is NOW!

If painting the human portrait is a challenge or mystery, then come learn Fail-Proof yet Simple Techniques in a class offered by an illustrator and watercolor art teacher: Eliza, the Watercolour Witch.

She has taught more than 23000 students all over the world on how to watercolor the easy way and will be sharing her secrets to painting facial features and skin tones to capture the likeness of your subject.

In this painting class, Eliza have made the entire process easy. That means…

  • You won’t be learning how to draw a portrait. You will have a line art template ready, so all you do is color the line art into the finished painting

  • The portrait you will paint won’t be in realistic style but in Eliza’s signature style. So, if you like her artworks, you can learn her techniques on how to paint portraits like hers.

This class will combine instructions, demonstrations, and discussion!

This class is perfect for Beginners (even if you’ve never handled a brush before) and Experienced Artists (who can pick up some new techniques).

WHAT ARE WE PAINTING?

I’m sure by now you must have guessed what we will be painting in this watercolor portrait class. And if you guessed “a magical being that lives in the forest,” then you’re absolutely correct!

Since childhood Eliza was interested in folklore and magical things, so that’s why she decided to paint this faery-like creature and teach you how to paint it too.

This fairy in the painting is a wood wife and according to Germanic mythology, wood wives are a class of fairy people who inhabit the forests of Germany and Scandinavia.

Wood wives are generally gentle and helpful to humans who happen to pass through the forest. They may show lost travelers the way out or teach what herbs to use to treat sickness.

If you take the class, you can upload your fairy painting so Eliza can give you support if you got stuck during the painting process. You can as well ask Eliza anything that’s related to the painting process.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

In this course Eliza is going to talk about:

  • How to paint this forest fairy from line art to finish.

  • How to mix skin color with just a basic color pallette.

  • How to create colorful hair.

  • How to create an effortless monochrome forest background.

  • Techniques which will make your portrait more outstanding.

And much more...

Moreover you can discover and practice basic inking techniques with Eliza.

While in other classes you need to sketch the project yourself, in this beginner-friendly class a downloadable line art template (coloring page) is included, which takes away the stress of having to produce a sketch before the painting.

What more could you ask for?

Enroll in the course now!

How to Paint a Realistic Robin Bird in Watercolour

Learn to paint wildlife in watercolor!

Created by Paul Hopkinson - Professional Wildlife Watercolour Artist

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Students: 5401, Price: Free

  • In this video I will guide you from start to finish on how to paint this delightful Robin in watercolour.

    I will teach you a variety of techniques from, foundation washes, detailed layers, blending, adding life to the painting

  • considering form, mixing colours, painting detailed legs and feet, wood and much, much more!

So have a go at this delightful Robin and let's get those brushes wet!
Paul :-)

Learn To Paint This New Zealand Landscape Scene In Oils

Paint this beautiful New Zealand landscape using oils or acrylics. Perfect for beginners to intermediates.

Created by Daniel Scott - Impressionist Artist

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Students: 4438, Price: Free

Hi there!

In this course we will be painting a beautiful New Zealand landscape scene. The course is broken down into 6 video lessons and will cover exactly we go from the reference photo to the finished painting. 

You will learn how to:

  • Utilize subtle grays in your paintings
  • Create interest in otherwise bland areas of space
  • Paint in a loose and fluent style
  • Create depth in your paintings
  • Portray dreary scenes

This course will be demonstrated in oils, but the techniques used are similar for those of you wanting to use acrylics. 

This is aimed at beginner to intermediate painters looking to get started with oils or acrylics. However it is not an absolute beginners course, so there is some assumed knowledge of materials and general painting concepts. 

The perfect student for this course would someone who is: 

  • Eager to start painting but feeling a bit confused about the overall process 
  • Interested in oil or acrylic painting 
  • Trying to paint with a more fluent and loose technique 
  • Wants to see art theory in action
  • Eager to learn! 

But obviously all students are welcome. 

Hope you can join me on this  painting course!

Art for Beginners: Drawing & Watercolor Painting for FUN

Create 6 Step-By-Step Drawing & Watercolor Painting Projects! Designed Especially for Beginner Artists of All Ages.

Created by Em Winn - Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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Students: 4395, Price: Free

Do you know a budding artist who would enjoy learning how to draw and watercolor paint?

Are you looking for an experienced art teacher to guide them throughout the creative process?

Are you seeking a healthy activity that will encourage creativity and boost self-confidence? 

The Art for Beginners: Drawing & Watercolor Painting for FUN course may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this course is suitable for ALL AGES. With a total of 6 fun and unique drawing and watercolor painting projects, students will learn the skills to create masterpieces of their own long after the course is complete.

There are two steps in each art project:

  • Step 1: Draw the Subject

  • Step 2: Watercolor Paint the Subject and the Background

The teaching process used for the drawing portion of the project is a step-by-step method that will inspire and delight beginners into drawing action! This process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome is achieved.

After students complete the drawing portion of their project, they will move onto painting the project. Students will learn basic watercolor techniques and apply these techniques to complete their project. The Art for Beginners: Drawing & Watercolor Painting for FUN course is designed to give beginners the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Supplies and materials needed for this course:

  • thick white paper (watercolor paper works great!)

  • watercolor paints

  • paintbrushes

  • crayons or oil pastels

  • pencil with eraser

  • paper towels

  • paper plate

  • table salt

  • bowls of water

  • mat to protect workspace

Please Note: This course is intended to be purchased by a parent or guardian for use by a beginner artist or novice art student. Adult supervision is recommended. Per Udemy’s Policy: Those under 18 may use the services only if a parent or guardian opens their account, handles any enrollments, and manages their account usage.

I would love to hear from you.

Please let me know if you have questions, comments, or suggestions. I am here to help:)

About the Instructor:

My name is Miss Em and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create an environment that makes kids feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful.

I look forward to seeing you in this Drawing and Watercolor Painting course.

Let the creative fun begin!

Watercolor painting with Master step-by-step: Poppy field

3-steps lesson teaches you how to create a realistic watercolor landscape within 2 hours using professional techniques

Created by Vitalii Dets - Artist, creator of INSPAREA brand, finalist of TOYP2014

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Students: 4178, Price: Free

Learn professional watercolor techniques easy and fast! 

This video course “Watercolor trip to France: Poppy field” is a step-by-step tutorial made by Ukrainian watercolorists: Andrej Gerasimyuk (ranked in TOP20 world’s watercolorists)  and Vitaly Dets (finalist TOYP 2014). The tutorial shows how just in a 3 steps you can learn painting poppy field with watercolor. The authors share their expertise and secrets of watercolor techniques in the form of step-by-step interactive lessons. Video-course includes different techniques: wet-in-wet, dry, splattering, masking etc. It is one of 16 lessons extracted from the book "Watercolor trip to Italy". So if you have the book, you can paint directly in it.

!This master-class from the Andrej Gerasimyuk appears in internet for the first time. All his 30 years experience in watercolor painting will be used for creating this course!

Shortly about structure:

1. You make draft drawing on watercolor paper. Sketch is attached to the lection.

2. Applying mask. Making first layer wet-in-wet.  Checking this step.

3. Taking out the mask. Painting house and the field. Checking this step.

4. Finishing all details. Checking this step.

Short history.

Before creating a book and a video-course, artists traveled together several times to get the best authentic views from France. They properly selected most expressive locations to include in the book. Then, they painted more than 50 watercolors and among them, they have chosen the most suitable for a tutorial. Carefully prepared instructions have been included in the last version of the book.   

About authors:

Andrej Gerasimyuk (born in 1970) – famous Ukrainian watercolor painter, which is ranked in the world’s TOP20 according to Kuzema ranking. He is several times finalist in the competition of the Artist’s Magazine in 2008 and 2009 and finalist in the XXI Century Watercolor Open Competition organized by the Royal Watercolor Society etc. In TOP100 among 16000 participants. He was also the artist of the month in the USA.

Vitali Dets (born in 1981) – Ukrainian artist, who invented his own method to learn painting within one day. He is the first to have started it in Ukraine. Since 2005, more than 5000 amateur artists created their own paintings within one day in his studio. Vitali implemented his method in the book “Watercolor trip to Italy” to simplify learning.

Relax with the mellow Watercolor Workshop videos

Carol LaChiusa's WaterColor Workshop is a great place to relax and learn

Created by Carol LaChiusa - Mellow out with the Watercolor Workshop

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Students: 3912, Price: Free

Relax, Mellow-out, or learn to paint Watercolor, if you like!

For those of you who would like to know the technical aspects of these videos...Carol LaChiusa creates landscape and city scenes that are filled with meditative speculations about the phenomena of appearances. She manipulates the transparency of her colors, set off by bold use of white of the paper, to develop appealingly clear and admirably loose descriptions of natural forms and colors, and to summon up the spirit of the places where she paints

My 7 color watercolor palette sorted specially for beginners

Are you a complete beginner in watercolor? Are you confused? Don't be! This course will explain all you need to know.

Created by David Walker - Professional artist based in North Wales and painting Tutor

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Students: 3875, Price: Free

When I started painting watercolor paintings over 30 years ago,I met an old watercolor painter who told me to buy just 7 colors and learn how these paints react and stick with them.

Of course I didn't believe him and went on to buy as many bits of kit and colors that I could afford.

Then, when I would start a painting,by the time I had figured out which colors I would use in the painting I had lost some of my enthusiasm and midway through the colors would start to become "muddy",I wasn't sure which green to use or how much white to mix in or how dark my black shadows should be.

So I decided to throw out all my "collection" of paint and I stuck with;

Lemon yellow

Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine

Raw sienna

Burnt sienna

Paynes grey

Raw umber

No white,No Black and definitely no Greens!

In this tutorial I will show you that these are the only colors you need.

see you in the first lesson.David

The Glazing Method

Oil Painting Tutorial

Created by Theresa Rykaczewski - Artist & Gallery Director

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Students: 3826, Price: Free

This course is about the glazing method for oil painting. It has been used by the old masters for centuries and remains popular today. This tutorial is for someone who is familiar with oil painting and wants to learn a new technique. We will cover a brief history of glazing and of the materials needed. Through multiple demonstrations you will learn how to load the palette and to paint a light skin tone with the method for face and feet.

Changing colors – A Photo to Oil Painting Workshop

Experience the transformation of a simple photo to an artwork!

Created by Mandar Marathe - Fine Artist, Sculptor, Illustrator, and Engineer

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Students: 1878, Price: Free

Welcome to this Photo to Oil Painting Workshop! In it, I'll show you 

  • how to take a simple looking photo and find a pleasing composition in it, 
  • do a value study to get the shapes and values clarified
  • choose a color scheme based on the mood you want the final painting to have
  • adjust the drawing to accentuate the feel of the painting and 
  • finally, paint the scene with confidence that it will turn into a successful painting!

Come, join me in this adventure where I paint this painting and explain to you my process and thinking behind my brushstrokes!

See you in the class!
Mandar

Create your own art: Watercolor abstract paintings

Create amazing abstract paitings from scratch

Created by Monica C - Techie, self-driven, that seeks to empower people.

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Students: 1471, Price: Free

  • Discover how working in a series brings ease to your process and provides space for ideas to flow.

  • Have a go at limiting your palette and using everyday household supplies such as paper towel, old book pages and glad wrap to bring texture and interest to your work.

  • Get tips and guidance on how to generate ideas, explore themes and fully embrace the possibilities of mixed media.

  • Loosen up and playfully explore the unique properties of watercolour and ink.

  • Learn how to combine fluid paint with other media including pens, pencils and pastels.

  • Be guided through step-by-step projects including my most popular abstract approach.

The course is an instant access class. You will be provided with access to all content immediately and can work through the content at your own pace.

I encourage you to work with what you have and adapt the class to suit your needs. You may find it helpful to watch the class through first and then decide on your supply choices. Your way is perfect!

Paint and Draw a colorful Rainbow Dragonfly with Watercolors

Overcome the challenges of watercolor splashes and create a colorful dragonfly watercolor painting!

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 1304, Price: Free

Online watercolor dragonfly painting class - easy step by step approach from scratch to finish with Eliza the Watercolour Witch!

Watch her create a colorful raingbow dragonfly with watercolor… and do the same following her easy-to-follow steps!

Is this you?

You…

  • Love to paint, but worry that you’re not artistic enough and will not be able to paint as well as other people

  • Try to learn watercolor techniques by reading books that sound easier than they really are

  • Find it difficult to control the amount of water to paint ratio on the paper

  • Struggle with wet on wet consistently; have difficulty in figuring out how much water to use when painting with watercolors

  • Wish you could control the flow of the paint more

  • Always have a hard time finding a motive. And when you finally do you struggle to make your painting look exactly like what you have in mind.

I could go on and on about the different struggles that painters like you go through every day, but that won’t change anything – it’ll only make matters worse.

You don’t want a constant reminder of what you’re doing wrong. What you need is a way out, a fun new way to start creating the watercolor botanical painting of your dreams.

Although it doesn’t look like it…

and you may be thinking that this is way too hard. Trust me it is WAY easier than it looks. If you can trace an outline and color it in, you can do this. Seriously, you have to try it!

And The Best Part…

You don’t have to spend thousands of dollars in art school or spend years learning things that work and things that don’t!

What if you could skip all that and get a professional step-by-step training from a watercolorist who has taught more than 23000 students around the globe on how to watercolor with ease?

That way you don’t spend your precious days collecting hundreds of art supplies you’ll never use or buying art books and watching countless watercolor videos that in the end just make you want to give up painting entirely!

You want something a bit more structured. The RIGHT training that cuts off all the fluff and teaches you the ONLY things that matter – basically everything you need to master creating your own watercolor portrait.

Introducing…

WATERCOLOR CLASS – Colorful Dragonfly Painting

Easy to follow step-by-step online class that shows you how to accurately paint a portrait with great likeness!

Overcome the challenges of watercolor portrait and take control of your painting!

…The place is HERE, and the time is NOW!

If painting a dragonfly is a challenge or mystery, then come learn Fail-Proof yet Simple Techniques in a class offered by an illustrator and watercolor art teacher: Eliza, the Watercolour Witch.

She has taught more than 23000 students all over the world on how to watercolor the easy way and will be sharing her secrets on how to paint in a colorful rainbow dragonfly.

In this painting class, Eliza have made the entire process easy. That means…

  • You will have a line art template ready, so you can skip the drawing part and all you need to do is color the line art into the finished painting

  • The dragonfly you will paint won’t be in realistic style but in Eliza’s signature style. So, if you like her artworks, you can learn her techniques on how to paint botanical paintings like hers.

This class will combine instructions, demonstrations, and discussion!

This class is perfect for Beginners (even if you’ve never handled a brush before) and Experienced Artists (who can pick up some new techniques).

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

In this course Eliza is going to talk about:

  • How to paint this colorful dragonfly from line art to finish.

  • How to create vibrant rainbow colors with just a basic color pallette.

  • How to create an effortless watercolor splashes that will make your painitng even more outstanding

And much more...

Moreover you can discover and practice basic drawing and inking techniques with Eliza.

While in other classes you need to sketch the project yourself, in this beginner-friendly class a downloadable line art template (coloring page) is included, which takes away the stress of having to produce a sketch before the painting.

What more could you ask for?

Enroll in the course now!

Acrylic Painting with Diamond: Reductive Painting

Learn the fun and creative technique of reductive painting for FREE!

Created by Jeff Diamond - IT Instructor, fine artist, and U.S. veteran

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Students: 1304, Price: Free

In this free course I will teach you the basics of the reductive technique of painting. Reductive painting is a fun way to make art because it combines a number of different art styles, such as abstraction and impressionism, with an almost sculptor's approach to creating the subject of the piece. This painting technique can also be done in different ways: with random abstract shapes; a collage of photos; and even with one large image.

My courses are low-budget, but real world taught. I hope you will join me in the studio!

Thank you.

~D

Create Your First Abstract Painting in 30 Minutes(Beginners)

Abstract Painting - Create Your First Abstract Painting, Step-by-Step

Created by Josue Andrade - Artist

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Students: 1129, Price: Free

Hello, my name is Josué Andrade García and I am an independent artist from Oaxaca, Mexico.

I am passionate about expressing my way of seeing life through photography, music, and painting. I use paint to capture the way I see and experience nature, and my environment, on a canvas.

I think that art can help find the peace and creativity that each of us carries within, so my intention is not to impose a method, but to give my students the tools to awake the artist within them.

The Covid-19 quarantine, which I've lived in my hometown in Oaxaca, Mexico, served as an inspiration to create this course. I hope that my students enjoy the course as much as I enjoyed creating it and that through painting, music, and photography, they continue trying new things and awaking their creativity.

How to Simplify in Watercolor – Part I

The Secret for Creating a BEAUTIFUL Impression

Created by Liron Yanconsky - Published How-to-Draw Author

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Students: 847, Price: Free

Have you ever struggled with painting a scene in watercolor?

Were you wondering how to turn this barrage of details into a painting that makes sense?
Do you feel overwhelmed by all the details?

Here's you're solution! ??

In this course you'll learn how to turn that beautiful photo or view into a watercolor painting that sings!

You'll learn to distill the reference's essence into a clear painting, while avoiding over-working it, and clearing any confusing as to what should be included in the painting and what shouldn't!

Some of what we'll talk about:

  • What is simplification

  • The BIG idea

  • Different ways of simplifying

  • How to simplify shapes, values & colors

  • Detailed painting demos

  • And much, MUCH more!

In my opinion the ability to simplify what you see is a CORNERSTONE of making good art.
And even though good is subjective to some extent - there are still plenty of guidelines to helps up improve our work and ensure it hits right.

Just how much you wish to simplify - that is up to you.
From realistic work and all the way to abstract - this is relevant for the full spectrum.

At the end of the day, you want your paintings to convey your message, whether it's a certain mood, a story or simply the conditions of light and shadow / weather.
And the way you simplify is at the heart of that.

Thank you for checking out the course, and enjoy!
(This is part I of this course. Be sure to check out part II when you're done!)

- Liron

Watercolor Painting tree house Super Easy course

Create watercolor paintings with freedom

Created by George-Daniel Tudorache - Painting Teacher

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Students: 822, Price: Free

Unleash your potential of creativity and enjoy the delighted moment of creating amazing watercolor paintings.Unleash your potential of creativity and enjoy the delighted moment of creating amazing watercolor paintings.

Explore your creativity and expand your painting techniques with these step-by-step watercolor paintings!

The beauty of watercolors is transparency, imagination, all flow and dissolve into one fluid creation that can express so many emotions.

Watercolors offer a unique creative freedom that will delight the senses and inspire your mind.

This course on watercolor painting designed for beginner and intermediate artists.

Watercolor painting should be fun, you get excited while also finding inspiration

In this course, you will learn how to make a beautiful tree house with watercolors! The tree house is one of our many childhood dreams, a place of freedom, where you can hide and enjoy the view! This course is an amazing opportunity to let your creativity flow and enjoy the nature in a playful way!

You will get started on this beautiful journey of creation by:

  • Learning how to make many different marks with only one brush

  • How to draw loosely

  • A set of exercises to build muscle memory

  • Build layers of paint to create depth in your illustrations

  • Outline with confidence

  • Working Light to Dark

  • A set of exercises to build muscle memory

  • Other Tips and Tricks

    As a way to emphasize the lessons and show off our new skills, we will all be painting a subject matter that has amazing color, texture, and structure.

    In the end you can frame, use in your illustration portfolio, or gift to a loved one, this class will give you an arsenal of tools you can start using right away. You’ll learn to get the most out of your materials, experiment to discover your personal style, and find inspiration everywhere you look.

Watercolour painting

watercolour painting for beginners “watercolour painting” painting courses oil painting acrylic painting

Created by Jay Nale - Artist

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Students: 722, Price: Free

In this course you will be able to learn 3 water colour drawings in which 1 drawing is of sunset and 2 drawings are couple drawings

Please purchase this course and I assure you on be half of udemy that the cources will be available lifetime.

Hope you will like the course and will give your best rating possible

And enjoy the landscape painting by Jay nale only on Udemy.

In this course you will be able to learn a couple drawing in watercolour

That will improve your water colour skills

In this course you will be not finding anything which is not irrelevant of drawing with watercolour

So dont worry go ahead and buy this course.

As on behalf of udemy I promise you the 30 day buyback guarantee

Paint 6 Easy Watercolor Textures

Watercolor painting techniques

Created by Liliane Avalos - Artist

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Students: 673, Price: Free

Join artist/illustrator/muralist, Liliane Avalos in this 25-minute exploration of watercolor techniques. You’ll learn how to make 6 easy watercolor textures.

In seven short lessons, Liliane talks you through the techniques with her thoughts on:

  • Do's & Don'ts / Best practices

  • Preferred Art materials

  • Art for self-expression

This class is great if you want to add watercolor to your arsenal of techniques as a designer or illustrator or, just for the fun of playing with watercolors!

Acrylic Painting with Diamond: from Trash to Treasure!

Change a "bad painting" into a good one!

Created by Jeff Diamond - IT Instructor, fine artist, and U.S. veteran

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Students: 647, Price: Free

Join me as I share one of my own "bad" paintings, and then show you step-by-step how to find some good in any painting--no matter how lost a cause it may seem. So, put your creative hat on, and paint along with me or watch and learn, as I (hopefully) turn my trash into a treasure.

Note: this video is heavily edited to fit within Udemy's time-restrictions for free classes. Still, I did my best to include as much detail as I could, because I want you (and all of my students) to get the pure, uncut experience, mistakes and all.  Thank you for taking my course!

Easy Christmas Candy Cane Watercolor Gift Painting Course

Paint a watercolor Christmas Candy Cane - beginner friendly techniques (free downloadable coloring page included)

Created by Eliza, the Watercolour Witch - watercolor teacher and mangaka

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Students: 492, Price: Free

Do you want to learn how to paint a Christmas candy cane , but you don’t have much experience with watercolors?

Hi, I’m Eliza, the Watercolour Witch.

I'm an illustrator and a watercolor art teacher.

I've taught more than 24000 students around the globe on how to watercolor with ease.

I make art tutorial videos so that you can forget stressing out when it comes to creating your own paintings.

My goal for you is to upgrade your painting skills while having fun. So, in this class not only you will be learning how to paint this Christmas decoration, but I’ll be sharing my tips and tricks resources that are designed to support, encourage, and enhance your experience with watercolor.

This class is perfect for Beginners (even if you’ve never handled a brush before) and Experienced Artists (who can pick up some new techniques).

In the class I’m going to talk about:

- How to paint the candy cane decoration from a-z

-My best methods for creating lovely vibrant holly leaves and berries

-How to make your painting more lively

While in other classes you need to sketch the project yourself, in this beginner-friendly class I included a downloadable line art template, so you can spare yourself from the dissappointment of a messed up line drawing.

See what other Students said about this course:

"I know Christmas is not exactly around the corner as I write this review, but I love festive decorations and this one caught my eye. As in all her classes, Eliza provides the line art for you so you can get started on painting with a minimum of fuss. All along the way, she lets you look over her shoulder while explaining exactly what she is doing and why. I look forward to creating a few of these as gifts and to hang during the holidays."

/Stefani Akins/

"Another great class from Eliza that gets to the point right away, and presents actionable steps explained clearly. This was way easier to do than it looks!"

/Stella Ward/

"Well designed candy cane, very vintage look which I enjoyed. The template was nice to have, so I quickly copied it with my light box. Witch Eliza explained in easy to follow instructions and demonstrating was wonderful. Happy I caught this class, now i have a mini Christmas painting. Looking forward to other classes she teaches. Highly recommend, I'm not a artist but I created a piece of art I like."

/Joan Canning/

"An easy to follow and enjoyable class to the point that I craved for Christmas candy cane. Also, the design would look good as a Christmas card cover." / Genvi P./

"Wonderful class for beginners and beyond. It was so easy to follow and I especially love having the template to download. I also love that it wasn't lengthy and drawn out since I don't have too much time to invest in my paintings. Thank you! "

/G. P./

See, there are many beginners who had already tried out this course before.

There is nothing to risk, here all you need to do is enjoy the painting process!

So it’s time to take action!

Grab your brushes and start painting now!

Painting a Black & White Master Copy

To Improve Your Painting Skills of Any Level in oil or acrylic

Created by Viktoria Majestic - Painting Instructor & Award Winning Fine Artist

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Students: 332, Price: Free

Have you ever wanted to know how to paint beautiful paintings? In this course Viktoria will walk you through the entire process of how to paint a black and white master copy of Emil Carlson's still life step by step using her easy to understand method. Viktoria is a classically trained artist, she studied art both in Europe and in the United States, in schools like the prestigious Art Students League of New York and the Ridgewood Art Institute. All you need is some very basic understanding of painting fundamentals and how to use a brush, Viktoria will teach you the rest.

She will start with demonstrating how to create a simple sketch instead of a complex drawing, show you how to mix the values that she uses for this mastercopy painting, and then will break the rest of the painting down to actionable steps. This will help you to easily and quickly learn the secrets of this old master painting even if you only have minimal painting skills. Viktoria demonstrates this painting in oils but, you can use your favorite medium to achieve the same results.

Art students and advanced artists have been painting old master copies for centuries to improve their own art. You can successfully learn how to paint this study by using Viktoria's simply to understand method.

Watercolour painting of sunset

watercolour painting for beginners “watercolour painting” painting courses oil painting acrylic painting

Created by Jay Nale - Artist

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Students: 180, Price: Free

If you were searching for a drawing course then this course is made for you

In this course you will be able to learn 1 water colour drawings in which drawing is of sunset

please purchase this course and I assure you on be half of udemy that the cources will be available lifetime.

Hope you will like the course and will give your best rating possible

And enjoy the landscape painting by Jay nale only on Udemy.

In this course you will be able to learn a couple drawing in watercolour

That will improve your water colour skills

In this course you will be not finding anything which is not irrelevant of drawing with watercolour

So dont worry go ahead and buy this course.

As on behalf of udemy I promise you the 30 day buyback guarantee