Miscellaneous How-To Videos

On this page, I’ve collected various videos that aren’t part of my current Watercolor Jumpstart  or Watercolor Skies and Clouds courses, or Postcard Paint-Alongs or Live Demos. We are working on reorganizing the website to make things easier to find, but for now, this is where we are keeping things that don’t fit one of the current categories. For a guided, self-paced online beginning watercolor class, please see the Watercolor Jumpstart page.

Some exercises from older beginner classes:

Stretching Watercolor Paper

Exploring Brushmarks


Download Completed Brushmarks Demo Image for Reference

Brush Drawing (Bee & Coneflower)


Download Completed Bee and Coneflower Demo Image for Reference

Brush Drawing (Hummingbird)


Download Completed Hummingbird Demo Image for Reference

Brush Drawing (Dragonfly)


Download Completed Dragonfly Demo Image for Reference

Exploring Watercolor Pigment Properties


Download Completed Mass Tones & Tints Demo Image for Reference
Download Completed Transparent/Opaque Demo Image for Reference

Transferring a Drawing


Download Color Wheel Template

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

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.

Behind-the-scenes videos about the creation of a large triptych in my Currents and Eddies series.

How I Start Painting in this Series (and most of my paintings)

Timelapse of the Development of this Painting