Painting Figures of Your Family in Watercolor

Learn Easy Watercolor Light to Dark

Your Figures Will Score A HOME RUN With This Lesson

Nothing catches your viewer's eye like a figure! Not to mention, paintings of your children and grandchildren will be cherished for generations.

In this lesson, you'll see a simple step by step method for figures that's a staple for watercolor painting for good reason - you get great results!

  • First Base - light values
  • Second Base - medium values
  • Third Base - dark values
  • HOME RUN - finishing details.

Also included is a bonus bit on wet on wet grass for a background that works without distracting from your figure.

Colors recommended: cobalt blue, any red, yellow and a dark color like your own dark black or black/dark gray mix. No special materials were used, although you can use opaque white at the end if you'd like to soften edges or cover pencil lines.

Take a turn at bat today to paint your cutest picture ever.


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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