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Watercolor Techniques

36 Watercolor Techniques & Painting Tutorials for Beginners & Experts

These watercolor tutorials and video lessons will get you started and inspire you to be a better watercolor painter. Let them guide your vision, which is unique for everyone. Over time as you find your path, you’ll find your focus as a watercolor artist, which may be inspired by these lessons and painting techniques. Don’t forget to have fun!

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Explore the wonderful world of color with artist Isabella Kung! You’ll learn about color theory, the color wheel, and how to use color to its greatest advantage in the form of color schemes.
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Equip yourself with these 13 easy watercolor tips and tricks, and master the basics along with artist Isabella Kung! Alcohol and salt textures included inside.
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Want to learn how to paint the perfect watercolor landscape? This crash course on landscape composition and design helps build a solid practice of getting the initial look right for any landscape painting.
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Learn the basics of watercolor as artist Steve Curl introduces the essential tools used in watercolor painting, then shows how to practice and build a solid skill foundation with these tools.
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Everything you need to know to paint a successful color portrait from a black-and-white photo.
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Go back to basics and strengthen your core skills. Practice these watercolor techniques so it becomes effortless.
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Learn ways to control your splatter-painting technique to paint beautiful cherry blossom sakura trees.
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How to use a knife as a watercolor technique for scratching woodgrain textures onto wet paint for realistic trees.
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Your fan brush is more versatile than you’d think! Here are 4 clever watercolor techniques using your regular ol’ fan brush.
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Did you know monoprinting can be a watercolor technique? Here’s how to use it to produce one-of-a-kind watercolor prints.
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Using everyday plastic saran wrap can be a nifty watercolor technique for producing unique textures and backgrounds.
Using Alcohol To Create Interesting Textures In Watercolor Paintings

Use alcohol as a watercolor technique for painting interesting textures.
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Use this watercolor technique to intentionally drip watercolors into a vibrant color collage.