Sailboat Sunset - Mastering The Graded Wash

Secrets To Beautiful Graded Washes The Easy Way

Painting a smooth graded wash, from light to dark or one color to another - that's what watercolor is all about!

(I wish I had mastered the graded wash early in learning how to paint, but it's never too late. Practice and learn, whether you're a beginner or accomplished artist.)

So, how do you paint a smooth transition, without messy brushstrokes? In this lesson, you'll learn how to let gravity do the work, and build your colors up step by step, for the perfect graded wash every time.

You will receive an outline page you can trace and written instructions to go along with the step by step video demonstration, plus a quick demo of an easy way to show off your work by matting.

Set yourself up for success by learning the graded wash technique today. You'll also be using a limited palette of red, yellow and blue for practice mixing and a professional looking result.

Find your way to smooth sailing with watercolor painting when you learn how to do the perfect graded wash.

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

  Sailboat Introduction
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  Sailboat/Graded Wash Video
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  Sailboat Downloads - Outline, Instructions, etc.
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