Virtual Art Academy

Basic Watercolor Techniques

Many students who are new to painting think that they should begin with watercolor paints for either ease of use, that fact that you don’t need many materials and supplies to get started, or because they don’t like using the chemicals associated with using oil paints or acrylic paints. In fact, watercolors can be difficult for beginners, and even some experienced artists find using them challenging.

However, if you would still like to experiment with watercolor paints, with these basic watercolor technique lessons you’ll begin to understand how watercolor paints really work. They will help you to become comfortable with your watercolor paints, and hopefully get your creative juices flowing.

Here are a series of six lessons explaining each of the basic watercolor techniques, and how to create them.