Interested in learning how to paint great-looking landscapes using watercolors but find most tutorials out there a bit difficult to follow? What specific things should you know about watercolors that will allow you to progress your landscape painting skills faster? Why is it useful to create smaller studies of elements separately before attempting to paint a full landscape?
Landscapes are complex compositions because they are made up of different layers (foreground, middle-ground and background), each containing different textures, visual effects and natural elements that we have to know how to paint. This makes painting one a very challenging task for the beginner watercolor artist.
In this watercolor painting series, I break landscape compositions apart so that we can then study important and recurring elements individually. By taking things one step at a time, we'll be able to gain confidence in our skills and will save ourselves a lot of frustration when finally attempting to paint a complete landscape.
Throughout the blog posts and YouTube videos included in this series, I share my personal tips and tricks to paint skies, blurry distant mountains, trees, water/water reflections, as well as smaller details like flowers, grass and rocks.
Without any further ado, here's the introduction to the series! You can check out the other parts of this series below.
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