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Australian Watercolor Landscape: The Twelve Apostles
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Create an Australian watercolor landscape masterpiece through recreating The Twelve Apostles scene. Dive into creativity now!

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Hello, I'm Darren Yeo, a watercolour artist and teacher based in Melbourne, Australia. I am the founder of one of the largest watercolour learning communities, "Watercolour Mentor". My work features predominantly natural landscapes, urban streetscapes, and portraiture in watercolor medium. Watercolours are special to me because there is a sense of finality once an area has dried – you can’t erase or go over that area to ‘fix’ it. You need to accept and work with what is there. To lea

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About This Course

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners delving into watercolor painting
  • Intermediate watercolor artists exploring a loose, impressionistic approach

What you’ll learn: 

  • Craft stunning watercolor coastal landscapes
  • Sketch and plan in pencil before painting
  • Master wet-in-wet techniques for clouds, skies, grass, water
  • Effortlessly paint basic trees and rocks
  • Layer effectively for added details and depth
  • Combine layers for a natural sense of depth
  • Paint simple shadows, choose a light source with ease
  • Create an Australian watercolor landscape through recreating The Twelve Apostles scene


  • No prior knowledge is required to take this course 

Hello and greetings! In this course, we embark on painting The Twelve Apostles, an iconic Australian landscape, employing a diverse range of wet-in-wet and wet-in-dry techniques. The interplay of soft and sharp shapes in watercolors poses challenges during the learning process. 

Wet-in-wet painting is often linked with a loss of control, but fear not—I’ll guide you in understanding the crucial element of timing. Learn to gain control and layer effectively, crafting soft textures like shrubs and grass while accentuating rocks and waves with sharp highlights. It’s simpler than you may think! Wet-in-wet techniques unveil watercolor’s innate strengths, fundamental for your artistic journey. Crafting fine details is pivotal when depicting trees, rocks, and grass, instilling contrast and interest. Knowing the opportune moment to incorporate these details is equally vital.

Before delving into the painting process, I’ll demonstrate how to streamline shapes and sketch significant elements such as sky, water, shadows, trees, grass, and land. Accurately capturing these large components beforehand is imperative for your painting to cohesively come together. Welcome to an enriching artistic journey!

In this course, you’ll learn:

  • Crafting stunning watercolor paintings of coastal landscapes
  • Sketching and planning your coastal scene in pencil before painting
  • Master the timing of wet-in-wet techniques for clouds, skies, grass, water, waves
  • Effortlessly paint basic trees and rocks with minimal strokes
  • Seamlessly incorporate people into your landscape
  • Layer effectively for additional details
  • Combine layers to naturally create depth
  • Paint subtle shadows and choose a fitting light source for your masterpiece

Come join me in this course! I’m excited to share the secrets of painting natural landscapes with you.

Your project is to draw and paint a coastal watercolor landscape! It can be a scene from the course or one from your own photos or observations.

You can use the attached templates to trace the drawing if you want, but I suggest drawing it freehand. Drawing is vital for improving your painting skills as it lets you plan and compose your artwork. After finishing the drawing, follow the watercolor steps from the course to complete your painting.

Use any watercolor paints, pencil watercolor paper, and brushes you have available. I recommend:

  • 0.5mm mechanical pencil
  • Artist grade watercolor paints – blue, yellow and red
  • 100% cotton watercolor paper or sketchbook
  • Watercolor Brushes – mop brush and a variety of round brushes for detailing.

Getting Started:
Watch the course videos first. You can also use tracing templates to copy your drawing if you want.

Want to draw and paint something else? Look at free photo websites, choose your own picture, or find a place outside. Follow the steps in this course to make your own special painting.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have learned how to create an Australian watercolor landscape through recreating The Twelve Apostles scene.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Australian Watercolor Landscape: The Twelve Apostles
Course Resources 00:00:00
Introduction 00:00:00
Materials Required 00:00:00
Drawing 00:00:00
First Wash 00:00:00
Second Wash 00:00:00

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