Misty Forest With Ferns- Advanced Lesson

How to Adjust Color and Value For Depth In Landscapes

Landscapes are only hard, if you don't know all the secrets!

Misty Forest is similar to Sponging Trees (in the free lesson package) buts packs a ton more knowledge about creating depth in watercolor landscapes. Understanding the basics will improve every landscape you paint.

This beautiful scene is from the Great Smokey Mountain National Park, when the wildflowers and Trillium were overflowing the landscape.

In this lesson, you'll receive: an outline page to trace or draw, step by step written instructions, (with helpful information and tips on landscapes), a video demonstration showing every step in the process, and more.

And don't stop here! Visit Deb's album of photos from her photography workshop in the beautiful Great Smokey Mountain National Park for more subjects to try your new landscape knowledge on.

Guided practice is excellent practice, and with tips for creating depth and a little guided practice doing this painting, you'll be ready to take on the world.



Your Instructor


Deb Watson
Deb Watson

I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!

My story is simple.

I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'


Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,

. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.


When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.

Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.

No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.

And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)

Have fun and learn from a master - sign up today!


Course Curriculum


  Introduction and Links
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  Outline Page, Instructions and Other Downloads
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  Misty Forest video
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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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