Joy of Watercolors #1-Wonderful Washes for Watercolors + 1 Critique

Wet and Wonderful Washes on dry paper - the Foundation for Beautiful Watercolors

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Beautiful washes are necessary for beautiful watercolors. This Course explores the most important foundations of painting watercolors. Basic materials are explored and explained. Washes on dry paper are demonstrated. After each demonstration there is an assignment to use these principles and also to paint a painting with these techniques. One Free Personal Critique ($30 value) with the purchase of this course.

Your Instructor

Susan Blackwood OPA AIS
Susan Blackwood OPA AIS

Susan Blackwood has a passion for teaching artists. Her combination of enthusiasm, encouragement and Classical training is the hallmark of her teaching.

Blackwood started studying art at a very early age, continued her studies in art and graduated in 1970 with a Bachelor of Fine Art degree from Northern Illinois University. She also studied painting at the American Art Academy in Chicago, IL. Her 47-year painting career started in 1972 winning many awards in Museum Shows, Nationally and Internationally, as an oil painter as well as a watercolorist. She has been a professional art instructor since 1975. For 32 years, she was a professional watercolorist, then, in 2003, she ventured forth into the thick and gooey medium of oils and fell in love with it. Her oils have been in many national shows and museums, winning top awards.


Thank you, Susan, for sharing your lifetime of experience in watercolor with the whole world! No longer limited to a small, intimate group of students in your studio, you have mastered the digital world and gifted millions out there with your talent, passion, and gift for teaching! The production of each lesson is excellent, the photography and graphics clear and beautiful, and the accompanying notes to the student detailed and helpful. No more excuses -- time to dive in and paint!



"This is all so wonderful. Thanks for thorough info. Previously, I was never sure about online instruction and now I am totally convinced it works for me and that is because you are making it terrific. Since my modus operandi (MO) is sort of like this: paint a while, then go start something in the kitchen, then clean, then paint while, let things dry, then draw, then exercise, then draw, then see how it dried, paint, online instruction works perfectly for me. I have completed 22% of Lesson One on Wild Watercolors. Thanks for letting me know what is in your future tool kit. I am SO VERY anxious to see what is next.


Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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