Traditional Stone House and Basic Landscape Techniques

Step by Step Layers and Textures For Easy Trees and Buildings

Stone House - Traditional Stone by Stone Method

This lesson is all about basic watercolor techniques, using a step by step method that simplifies each area into small, easy to do steps.

  • Learn how to apply layers of color, light to dark, with sponging and salt for professional looking trees that even beginners can do.
  • Play with the wood colors by adding, wiping off, scratching and more to create old, weathered wood.
  • Put dark shadows under your eaves for more realism
  • Paint each stone a slightly different color, and each brick in the chimney

Most students completed this lesson in under three hours. Materials needed include paint, paper, and brushes, plus salt, masking tape and a piece of natural sponge or texturing tool.

Trace or draw the outline from the outline page, then follow along with the video, step by step. Print out the written instructions for more tips, or use the reference photo to create your own unique changes.

Historic Ephrata Cloister

This is my photo from the Historic Ephrata Cloister - a religious colony founded in the 1700's.

You can visit the Cloister and photograph the old buildings (stone, wood and log), and cemeteries - tons of paintings just waiting to happen. Fall and winter are especially beautiful seasons to photograph.


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.

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