Watercolor Essentials by Robert Joyner

Watercolor Essentials

A complete beginner guide of techniques for aspiring watercolor artists.

Learn The Basic Techniques

If you love watercolor and need a go-to resource for understand various techniques this is the class for you. The lessons are broken down into bite-size, east to understand chunks of information that explain the most common methods of watercolor painting.

Once you practice and start to understand the basics you will enjoy learning about color, tone & value which are very important for creating successful artwork.

Bonus projects

Also included are easy & advanced projects that will get you started with creating your own body of watercolor paintings. 

Each project tackles specific techniques that will help you master the fundamentals before moving into advanced watercolor painting.

Who is this class for?

Beginner artists that want a go-to resource for understanding the basics fundamentals of good watercolor painting.

Here are some of the demonstrations & projects included.
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What's included?

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Materials & Supplies
21 mins
My Palette
3 mins
The Basics
Common Wash Techniques
13 mins
Soften Edges
3 mins
4 mins
White Space
8 mins
5 mins
4 mins
Dry Brush Technique
4 mins
Calligraphic Strokes
4 mins
4 mins
Scraping & Scratching
3 mins
Negative Space Painting
2 mins
2 mins
Easy Projects
Mountain Ranges
17 mins
Four Pine Trees
12 mins
Misty Pine Trees
16 mins
Sailboats With Burnt Sienna
11 mins
Post Your Project?


I'm a beginner, is this for me?

yes! This is the perfect course for beginner watercolor artists. 

What materials will I need?

Drawing Supplies
60 lb. drawing paper
#2 pencil
Pencil sharpener
Watercolor Supplies
Watercolor spiral sketchbook (experiment with ideas)
Squirrel Mop; #8, #5, #2 (optional)
Hake; small, medium & large (optional)
Round; #12, #10
Needle #8
Wild child (old round)
Paint - use artist grade
Ultramarine blue
Cobalt blue
Phthalo blue, or Cerulean blue
Alizarin crimson
Rose Madder
Cadmium red deep
Yellow ochre
Burnt Sienna
Lemon yellow
Viridian green
Cadmium orange
Neutral tint
White gouache
Mijello palette; leakproof
Masking tape; 1.5" wide rolls
Spray bottle
Saunders cold press watercolor paper; full sheets 22x30"
Gator board to paint on, adhere paper to with masking tape; it's good to have several in various sizes
Collapsable water reservoirs X2; one for clean water and one to wash brushes
Old rags, or towels; great for drying brushes
Paper towels


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