To make it easier for you to find my various how-to videos and other how-to information, I’ve collected the videos on this page, and added a “Learn” link to the top menu of my website where you can find how-to articles on topics such as caring for your watercolor brushes, presenting your watercolors without glass or frames, tips for sketching on location, some ideas for learning to “loosen up” and paint more expressively and other watermedia info.
For a guided online beginning watercolor class, please see the Watercolor Jumpstart page.
Some watercolor exercises from my Watercolor Jumpstart and Watercolor Skill-Builder classes.
Stretching Watercolor Paper
Brush Drawing (Bee & Coneflower)
Brush Drawing (Hummingbird)
Brush Drawing (Dragonfly)
Exploring Watercolor Pigment Properties
Transferring a Drawing
Color Wheel: Primaries, Secondaries, Tertiaries
Laying a Flat Wash and a Graduated Wash (2 methods)
Glazing Over a Previous Wash to Darken or Modify It
A Monochrome “Silhouette” Painting (The Kayaker Project)Download Reference Photo for Kayaker Project
>h4>Connecting “Things” Into Larger Shapes with Multi-Colored Washes (The Bowl and Lemons Project)
Download Reference Photo for Bowl and Lemons Project
Small Example Paintings to Try Yourself
Cloudy Winter Sunrise
More Technical How-To
Presenting Watercolors Without Frames or Glass
Note: Please see the companion article for more information about this process, including the products I use and where to buy them.