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Watercolor Landscapes For Beginners
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4h 50m

Let your imagination flow with 10+ captivating watercolor landscapes! Learn new techniques and paint the world in vibrant colors.

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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:

  • Beginner painters learning basic watercolor techniques.
  • Beginner painters learning basic color theory.
  • Beginner painters learning how to paint landscapes.
  • Beginner painters learning how to turn photos or scenes into paintings.

What you’ll learn:

  • How to paint simple watercolor landscapes from start to finish.
  • Placing the horizon line and quickly and accurately sketching the reference photo.
  • Utilizing sketches to plan the steps of a watercolor painting effectively.
  • Using complementary colors to create vibrancy and interest in watercolor paintings.
  • Painting skies, mountains, water, trees, buildings, and figures in a soft and loose manner using wet-in-wet and wet-in-dry techniques.
  • Knowing when to wet watercolor paper for specific effects, such as soft clouds, and when to paint in more rigid shapes.
  • Understanding the importance of timing in watercolors and selecting appropriate brushes.
  • Drawing and composing paintings, with lessons at the beginning of each demonstration.


  • No prior skills are required.

Welcome to “Watercolor Landscapes For Beginners”:

In this course, I will guide you through sketching and painting watercolor landscapes in as little as 30 minutes. I’ll explain techniques like wet-in-wet and wet-in-dry in real-time and demonstrate how to simplify and sketch a scene in pencil. Geared towards beginners, the course features 8+ full watercolor landscape demonstrations with step-by-step guidance, scans, drawings, and tracing templates for quick and easy transfer of your drawings.

Throughout the course, I’ll narrate my demonstrations in real-time, explaining every technique within the context of the painting. I’ll cover basics, such as drawing and composing your painting, using complementary colors, painting various elements, and the fundamentals of wet-in-wet watercolor painting.

If you have brushes, watercolor paints, and paper, you’re ready to join me in creating beautiful watercolor paintings that you can take pride in!

Course Content:

I will cover basics such as:

  • Drawing and composing your painting.
  • Using complementary colors for vibrancy.
  • Painting skies, mountains, water, trees, buildings, and figures with wet-in-wet and wet-in-dry techniques.
  • Timing in watercolors and choosing the right brushes.

Course Materials:

Materials are uploaded under the ‘Introduction’ lecture.


Your assignment is to create a watercolor landscape through sketching and painting! Choose a scene from the course demonstrations, your own photographs, or observed scenes. Drawing freehand is recommended for skill improvement. Finish your pencil drawing with a light and loose touch. Then, use the watercolor steps from the course to finish your painting.


Use any normal or mechanical pencil, 100% cotton watercolor paper or sketchbook, student or artist-grade watercolor paints (primary colors + white gouache), and watercolor brushes (mop brush and various round brushes).

Getting Started:

Review exercises and theory videos, then follow along with the course demonstrations. There are 8+ different landscapes to draw and paint. Download tracing templates if needed. Watch the ‘Materials Required’ video for optimal results. Always use the best materials you can afford.

For an extra challenge, find a reference photo from free websites and create your unique watercolor landscape painting using the course processes for watercolor landscapes.

Our Promise to You

By the end of this course, you will have acquired the skills to create watercolor landscapes.

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Course Curriculum

Section 1 - Introduction
Introduction 00:00:00
Course Materials 00:00:00
Section 2 - Theory And Exercises
Colour Mixing 00:00:00
Watercolour Techniques 00:00:00
Mountain Landscape Sketch 00:00:00
River Landscape Sketch 00:00:00
Simple Landscape Sketching 00:00:00
Section 3 - Painting Projects
Sketch – Country Scene 00:00:00
Country Scene – Drawing 00:00:00
Country Scene – Painting 00:00:00
Country Field Scene 00:00:00
Distant Country Scene 00:00:00
Farm Scene 00:00:00
Lavender Field 00:00:00
Mountain Scene 00:00:00
Rural Road Scene 00:00:00
Sunset Scene 00:00:00
Class Project 00:00:00

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