How to paint a loose landscape watercolor from a reference photo / Watercolor tutorial for beginners

This is an in-depth step-by-step real-time watercolor tutorial for beginners on how to paint a loose landscape from a reference photo. You will learn how to develop a sketch, mixing colors, simplify the scene and apply wet on wet/wet on dry/dry brush techniques with watercolor. You will also learn watercolor tips and tricks to help you improve your painting skill. This video is in a long version so that you can paint along with me, or just relax, and treat it as an art therapy video.


  • Arches 100% cotton watercolor paper 140lbs
  • Cotman by Windsor and Newton set of 20 colors
  • Princeton round size 8 / Black velvet size 6
  • Pencil ( eraser )
  • Masking tape
  • 2 cups of clean water
  • Tissue or towel

Supplies mentioned

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Arches 100% cotton paper 9×12:

Winsor & Newton Cotman Water Colour Paint, Set of 12, 8ml Tubes:

Silver black velvet 6:

Princeton round 8 :

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