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Two Chickadees in a Forest

Learn to paint foreground, middle ground, and background, with multiple watercolor techniques!

In This Course You Will Learn:

✏️ How to design an original composition pulling from different reference sources including your imagination!



🎨 How to build depth in space using a variety of techniques.



🐦 Edit details in the middle ground, and background to compliment the focal points in the foreground.



☀️ Create shadows on subjects to create stunning contrast with the sun highlights hitting off the subjects without over powering the composition.

Are you ready to create your own original composition pulling elements from difference reference sources including your own imagination?

Want to hear more on what you can expect from this course?

Watch the 1st module below and find out!

Course Curriculum


  Prerequisite
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  Introduction
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  Painting the Background
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  Painting the Branches
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  The Final Details
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  Critique
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  Conclusion
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Your Instructor


Tracy Lizotte
Tracy Lizotte

Hi, I'm Tracy!

I have a passion for painting with watercolors, and teaching others the traditional fine art techniques that have been passed down to me.

Most importantly I want to have fun when I paint and to share that fun with those who enjoy creating art:)

I'm here to help you develop your own unique style, while learning how to draw, paint, market, and sell!

Have a question? I'm here for yah! Contact me at [email protected]

Wanna learn more about me, and how I came to be a professional artist? Check out my About Page.


Frequently Asked Questions


How can I enroll in this course?
You must join the Academy to gain access to this course. The Academy opens enrollment to the general public twice a year, once at the beginning of summer starting Memorial Day Weekend, and a second time in November. To be notified when the Academy opens enrollment again, make sure you are signed up to the waiting list!
How long do I have access to this course?
You will be able to watch and re-watch the lessons in this course as many times as you want for as long as you are a member in the Academy.

This course is only available in my Art Academy.

You must be a member to gain access to this course.

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