Scraping Watercolor in a Landscape - Advanced

How to Scrape Watercolor Rocks, Trees, and Mountains

Scraping Watercolor - A Quick and Effective Technique for Rocks, Trees and Mountains


This is an advanced course - working step by step to paint and scrape an entire landscape. Step by step, a landscape is doable and goes smoothly.

First we scrape the mountains, going right over the big tree in the front. Once you're happy with your mountains, you'll add a green foreground with salt texture and a loose sky. Next comes the distant trees, with tips on best colors and brushstrokes for them, plus a little scratching out. Last you'll lift out the tree shape to paint and scrape the foreground tree, rocks and grasses.

This lesson teaches lots of watercolor shortcuts to great landscapes - scraping, salt, scratching bark texture, distant trees and grasses, plus lifting instead of painting around.

Learning how to scrape takes practice, and this lesson is excellent guided practice for students who are already familiar with the basics of scraping.

Your Instructor

Deb Watson
Deb Watson

Hi, I'm Deb Watson.

My story is simple. I loved creating art from childhood, but was discouraged from pursuing art by my parents. So, I became a nurse, but kept painting.

I knew nothing about art, but taught myself over time and became a very successful artist, with hundreds of awards. Although my art and how to paint techniques are well known (in over a dozen books and online), I'm just a down to earth person.

I've always enjoyed teaching others how to paint with watercolor - sharing the joy!

Join me in your own personal journey into painting. My online lessons and zoom classes will teach you how to see and paint like an artist. No matter what your favorite subject is, you'll find it here - or email me your suggestions and I'll include a class in the future.

Happy Painting.

Course Curriculum

  Introduction and Student Photos
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Outline Page, Instructions, etc.
Available in days
days after you enroll
  Video Demonstration
Available in days
days after you enroll

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?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
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.

Get started now!