Watercolour painting can be easy and fun

Come and find out how

Learn all the watercolour techniques that a beginner needs to know, along with extra painting tips on important concepts such as composition, value, transparency and layering, and working with photo references. No boring drills or practice exercises.
I'm ready for that!

Learn the essentials

All the techniques a beginner needs to know

Learn how watercolour paint works so that you can understand why watercolour behaves the way it does. This simple information is the critical step that most beginners are missing

Learn this and you will be painting joyfully in no time.



More than just the basics

Add important concepts to your knowledge base with each successive painting

Complete at least 4 paintings step by step. Starting with something simple but elegant, each successive painting also includes an additional tip to add to your growing skillset. Not only will you learn basic watercolour techniques but will also be introduced to useful concepts such as composition, value, transparency and layering, as well as how to work with reference photographs. Downloadable pdf lesson notes are available for each painting.
Yes, please - this is for me!

What if I can't draw?

This course includes easy drawing tips for even the most reluctant sketcher, which will get your hot air balloon paintings off to a terrific start.

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    A Festival of Balloons
    • Sketching A Festival of Balloons
    • Painting A Festival of Balloons
    • Lesson Notes - A Festival of Balloons (Composition)
  • 3
    Balloon in the Sky
    • Painting a Balloon in a Sky
    • Lesson Notes - Balloon in the Sky (Value)
  • 4
    Sunset Silhouettes
    • Sunset Silhouettes - Layer 1
    • Sunset Silhouettes - Layer 2
    • Lesson Notes - Sunset Silhouettes (Transparency and Layering)
  • 5
    Up, Up and Away!
    • Sketching Up, Up and Away!
    • Painting Up, Up and Away - Part 1
    • Painting Up, Up and Away - Part 2
    • Painting Up, Up and Away - Part 3
    • Lesson Notes - Up, Up and Away (working from reference photos)
  • 6
    Conclusion
    • Conclusion and Thank You

Start your watercolour adventure today

All of the fun and none of the fuss - perfect for beginners

Come and join us!