Tree Frog in Watercolor - Basic Color Mixing and Realism

Fun Frog With Water Drops

Tree Frog in Watercolor

Tree frogs have amazing color patterns, and they're easy to paint, for a fun, successful watercolor painting lesson. If you love this guy, you could do a whole series of little frogs for cards or paintings. (You can paint the entire leaf green and skip the lines.)

So, give these guys a try today. Invite a friend to paint with you to double your fun.

This painting turns out well with almost any watercolor paper and paints. A brush with a sharp point is really helpful for the detail.

Extra information on watercolor paints and colors are included in the introduction. Using good basic colors (as opposed to mixes) not only helps your paintings look professional, it makes mixing gorgeous colors easier, so I included a brief description, explanation and links to some useful colors.

Happy painting!

Your Instructor

Deb Watson
Deb Watson

I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!

My story is simple.

I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'

Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,

. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.

When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.

Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.

No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.

And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)

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