Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Learn the skills, techniques, and strategy to create traditional and realistic watercolor paintings!

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Do you like watercolors? Especially the realistic kind full of rich luminous layers of paint and details.

Are you interested in learning the traditional ways of working with watercolors? Techniques that have been past down from one professional artist to another.

Do you like to create your own original artwork? Learn usable skills to make your own art vs. relying on having to copy from others.

Then this course is for you!

In this 10 week course you'll learn my entire process to successfully paint rich, detailed, and realistic watercolors.

Here's the Rundown to my Step by Step Process

  • 🖌 I'll start off by introducing you to professional tools and materials, where to get them, and how to use them.

  • 🎨 I then show you how to set up your workspace, and get you going with your paints! I’ll show you how to set up your paint palette, and important painting exercises to get you familiar with them.

  • ✍️ Once you’re all set up and feeling good about your paints, I show you how to do 15 watercolor techniques.

  • 🤔 Then it’s time to teach you the strategy behind making a watercolor. This is a very important step most watercolor enthusiast never learn how to do, and without understanding the strategy you’ll never be able to master making the layers involved with creating bright and luminous watercolor paintings.
  • 🖼 Once you understand the strategy it’s time to test it out. Here’s you chance to make your 1st painting!

  • ✏️ Next it’s time to learn how to properly prep the paper for painting. This includes learning how to stretch your paper, and how to transfer your composition over to your paper without damaging it.

  • 🙈 🐵 After the completion of your 2nd painting it’s time to learn how to critique it. Critiques are an important part of the painting process. We’ll discuss how to do it when you’re by yourself and with others.

  • 💦 For the 3rd painting you'll get to experiment with layering lots of washes and working with wet on wet technique. We're also going to work on your ability of "reading" the wetness of the paper, and how to combine multiple techniques to complete a painting.

  • 🖼 For the 4th painting you'll learn several important lessons including how to work from a still life, how to work with a monotone palette, and how to mix flesh tones colors. (Spoiler alert! You will NOT be painting a person.)

Learn techniques and strategies to develop your own skills for making original, realistic, and vibrant watercolor paintings!

I've strategically chosen these 4 paintings for you to create:

Landscape Painting

Learn how to paint clouds, fields, trees, and rocks while also learning how to created foreground, middle, and background.

Animal Painting

Learn how to set up and transfer a drawing to watercolor paper along with implementing the strategy of a watercolor with the proper techniques.

Water Lily Painting

Learn how build up and work with really wet layers of paint. This painting will really sharpen your skills at "reading" the paper!

Still Life Painting

Learn how to paint from real life with a mono tone palette. You will also learn how to mix the colors of human flesh tones without having to paint a portrait.

These paintings are very different, and choose for the variety of skills you will have to learn, practice, and execute to create them.

Once you're done making these 4 paintings you’ll be ready to test out your newly acquired skills on any subject matter you aspire to create!

Who This Course is For:

  • Anyone who wants to learn how to paint traditional & realistic watercolors.
  • Anyone who's tried painting with watercolors but aren't achieving the desired results in their paintings.
  • Anyone who wants to push the boundaries with layering their watercolors to get the brightest, richest, most vibrant, and luminous colors!
  • Anyone who desires to create their own original artwork, and not copy or trace someone else's art.

You will not need any prior skills at painting to take this course, but it would be a big help to know how to draw. If you want to brush up on your drawing skills check out The Fundamentals of Drawing. The combination of both these course has everything you need to know to draw and paint realistic watercolors. (Hey guess what? You get the chance to scoop up the drawing course for $100 OFF with the purchase of this course).

Do you know what makes watercolors different from all other paints?

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Class Curriculum

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How This Course Works

STEP 1: After you sign up you will be redirected to the course curriculum.

STEP 2: You'll have access to the Tools, Materials, and Workspace module immediately giving you time to prepare for the rest of the course.

STEP 3: The next module will be release on Thursday 14th of March when the course official begins!

STEP 4: Each of the remaining modules will be release in chronological order every Thursday until May 16th.

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, and paint realistically!

Have a question? I'm here for yah! Contact me at artist@tracylizottestudios.com

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

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The 1st module starts immediately allowing you time to prepare your workspace with the necessary tools and materials. The remainder of the course gets dripped out once a week starting on March 14th and ending on May 16th. You have the option to complete each module as they are released once a week, or decide to save it for later, and tackle it at a time that best suits you!
How long do I have access to the course?
You get lifetime access, whoopee! After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own. You'll also have access to all updates, and add-on to this course!
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Oh no, I want happy artist! If you find this course does not make you happy I offer a 30 day money back guarantee. If you're unsatisfied, contact me in the first 30 days and I'll give you a full refund.
Will I need to know how to draw?
Yes. This course focuses on how to paint with watercolors, but that's only one part of creating a watercolor painting. I show you how to transfer a drawing to your watercolor paper, but it's up to you to draw it. If you are serious about learning how to paint watercolors realistically you will also want to know how to measure and draw accurately. I have a drawing course to help you out called The Fundamentals of Drawing. It will be offered to you at a crazy reduced price if you purchase this course. Keep an eye out for it during the check out process!
How old do you need to be to take this course?
This course is for anyone 12 years old and up and has a desire to learn how to paint watercolors realistically.
Do you supply the materials?
No, that you have to purchase either online or at your local art store. I've made a module called Tools, Materials, and Workspace, dedicated to explaining to you exactly what you need for this class. I take the time to explain all the options out there, educating you on what to get that will best suit your needs. There's also a detailed materials list for you to download and use as a reference guide!
What makes this course different from all other watercolor course?
Most watercolor course show you how to paint one or two specific subjects, and then you're left wonder how to paint other things. This course is the complete package! There are 9 modules explaining all the tools, how to use them to make 15 watercolor techniques, and then how to use these techniques to properly plan a strategy for painting with them. Then, you get to practice using them in 4 strategically chosen paintings. These painting were pick for the diversity in skills you will have to preform to create them. Each step is careful planned out to teach you lessons that you can later use on your own to create any watercolor of your choosing. This is your entire watercolor foundation in just one course!


#1 Get a Bonus Section Full of These Helpful Tips:

  • Using the Right Side of Your Brain
  • Working from Light to Dark
  • Learning to "Read the Paper"
  • Not Overworking the Painting
  • How to Fix a Mistake

#2 You will also have direct access to me throughout the entire course!

Rest assure, I will be there every step of the way, cheering you on, and making sure you succeed!

The information taught in this course goes so much deeper then classes taught in art school. They're traditional techniques and strategies that have been passed down through generations by professional watercolorist.

This course is the ultimate watercolor package! You'll learn my entire foundation for painting, and once learned it can be adapted to suit your own art style!

Plus you have access to this course forever! These valuable lessons will always be here for yah when you need to refer back to them along with any updated information I may add-on in the future!

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I've taught this course hundreds of times in a classroom, but this will be the 1st time I teach it online.

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