Pears in Window with Spider Webs

Create Drama with Strong Light for Beginners

Capture Sunlight with Your Watercolor Paintings For Drama and Interest

No more dull paintings once you learn how to capture sunlight!

Does this look easy? It is pretty easy. The two areas with strong shadows will be carefully covered with simple to follow steps.

This lesson gives beginners believable wood, while mixing only two colors. Get creative when you paint the cloudy windows from this Ephrata Cloister scene (built in the 1700's). And pick up valuable tips on easy methods for masking and painting, whether it's shadows, wood, or spider webs.

Dramatic paintings are always eye catching, and you can make yours stand out with the lessons you'll learn in Sunlit Pears.

Look carefully at the photo below. What color will you paint Your Windows?

Happy Painting!

No more dull paintings once you learn how to capture sunlight!

This easy lesson for beginners gives you simple to follow instructions and video for believable wood, while mixing only two colors. Get creative when you paint the cloudy windows from this Ephrata Cloister scene (built in the 1700's). And pick up valuable tips on easy methods for masking and painting, whether it's shadows, wood, or spider webs.

Dramatic paintings are always eye catching, and you can make yours stand out with the lessons you'll learn in Sunlit Pears.

Happy Painting!


Your Instructor


Deb Watson
Deb Watson

Hi, I'm Deb Watson - a self taught artist and long time watercolor teacher

My story is simple.

I loved drawing from childhood, but was discouraged from art as a waste of time. So, I became a nurse, worked at a lot of hospitals and raised a family. But I kept painting.

Over time, I became better at the realism I loved, and just kept working toward improving through painting and self-study. I've always enjoyed painting scenes from my life and small town community (which I call my Small Town America series).

My paintings are not usually famous or majestic subjects, often they're just everyday stuff I see around. But I see so much beauty there, and show it to the rest of the world by painting it.

Now, my watercolors have been in exhibits and won awards across the nation. Yet, it's when my art connects me to other people that it's really done what I wanted, and teaching certainly does that!

Happy Painting.



Course Curriculum


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