Self-Guided Courses and Collections

Courses are a learning sequence, with lessons intended to be done in order.

Collections are groupings of videos and articles that have information about a particular topic. Some videos or articles touch on several topics and show up in more than one collection. A video or article in a given collection might not be solely about that topic, but will at least include more than a passing mention.

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Courses

watercolor painting of three marbles in the sunlight

Watercolor Jumpstart

Free online beginner watercolor course.

watercolor painting of three marbles in the sunlight

Watercolor Skies & Clouds 1

Introduction to intermediate/advanced wet-in-wet techniques for complex skies and clouds on larger paintings (quarter-sheet and up).

Collections

Postcard Paint-Alongs

Simple and stress-free. Easy enough for complete beginners, but experienced folks might pick up a handy tip or two. 

Six-fold symmetric design with wet-in-wet watercolor in a color wheel format.

Second Sunday Live Demo Archive

Recordings of past Second Sunday Live Demos.

Six-fold symmetric design with wet-in-wet watercolor in a color wheel format.

Color

(At this time, this collection does not include lessons from Watercolor Jumpstart or Watercolor Skies and Clouds. See also Jumpstart Project 2 and Skies & Clouds Project 2 for more info on color-mixing.)

Watercolor brushes drying on a towel on a slanted board.

Watercolor Supplies and Materials

Info on choosing, using and caring for watercolor supplies and materials.

Third sketch of conservatory buildings.

Sketching and Plein Air

You might also like the Postcard Paint-Alongs!

The Other How-to

Articles (and a few videos) about

  • design and planning
  • evaluating work in progress
  • developing creative ideas
  •  “loosening” up
  • dealing with your inner critic