Sunday, 12 April 2009

Free watercolour painting lessons!

No, not from me (I'm the last person to be giving watercolour tips when I barely know one end of the brush from another) but some that I have bookmarked that I thought might be interesting and helpful to other people. If you know if a good site with tutorials or lessons, leave a comment or email me and I'll add it to the list.

  1. Frank Clarke at Simply Painting - the lovely Irish man who started me off with watercolours. He has some good free lessons on his site that teach you how to do an easy but lovely painting from start to finish.

  2. Bob Davies' Watercolour Secrets - he has an eight DVD course (which is very high on my list of things to try and justify forking out for), but also offers some free video lessons that are really excellent. You have to sign up and have the links emailed to you, but you don't get any spam emails and it's definitely worth it.

  3. Cathy Johnson - a lovely lady, and her site is absolutely full of very useful tips and tutorials and interesting stuff.

  4. watercolorpainting.com - lots and lots of step by step tutorials that you can print out if you like. Everything from how to do a simple flat wash to a step by step painting of a lighthouse.

  5. Terry Harrison - just the one lesson from the author of one of my favourite watercolour books, but it's a good one - a step by step lesson on painting a country style scene.

  6. Mary Ann Boysen - I've just discovered this site. Lots of free lessons.

  7. Susie Short - tutorials including a nice one on painting trees.

  8. artistsnetwork.com - the site for Watercolor Artist and other magazines; there are lots of downloadable tutorials and interesting articles.

7 comments:

marancat said...

Thanks for posting these - I am off to visit the ones I have not seen before!

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

Well, thank you, sweetie! I'm glad you enjoy my site, and thanks for posting others to check out as well. I'm always interested in seeing what other artists do!

V---'-@ said...

Nice list. Even though I am an experienced artist I love learning new tips and tricks, so I am going to meander over to these when I have some time.

I found your post, btw, because of the Problogger course we are both doing. My blog, if you want to see it, is http://vener-art.com/beadblog and I need to revamp it!

Patricia

vickylw said...

What a great idea -- thanks so much for posting these! Some I am familiar with; I'm off to check out the rest . . .

Judybec said...

Nice! thank you for posting this. Love the kittie at the top of your blog!!

Lynn said...

Great list! I'll be sure to check these out. Suzie Short has a wonderful demo on painting a water droplet.

Kat said...

This is great. I have painting books but I'm looking for sites such as these. About 90% of the time when I search for "watercolor" I get back tutorials about how to create a faux watercolor effect in Photoshop. Thanks for sharing!

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