Spring Country Road in Watercolor
Tips and Techniques for Simplifying and Painting Road Scenes
Painting a spring country road in watercolor - your art is going places!
Simplify your road scenes to get the best of your travels. Start with a quick study to decide what you like and don't like about the scene, then jump in for a successful painting.
Learn how to conquer those problem areas where the grass meets the road, how to push areas of the landscape back with value and color, and use a limited palette for professional looking results.
This lesson does use sponging for part of the trees, so the sponging basics video is also included as a bonus.
Extra reference photos are available if you want to add a car, a motorcycle or even a horse and buggy to your street scene.
The backroads in Lancaster, Pennsylvania are always interesting, so learn the basics and helpful tips to take your travels to the next level.
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!