Free Watercolor Painting Tips and Techniques

It’s often said in sports circles that the best players often make the worst coaches. That’s because it is hard for naturally gifted athletes to relate to players who are not so innately talented. A perfect example of this is former Boston Red Sox outfielder Ted Williams. He is regarded as one of the finest hitters in baseball history, but his short-lived managerial career is considered by most to be largely unsuccessful, due in large part to his admitted impatience with players whose abilities didn’t match his own.

The same issues can arise when exceptionally talented painters find it hard to empathize with struggling art students. That's why I'm eager to bring you our most recent free eBook, Watercolor Painting Techniques for Depth and Luminosity, in which we highlight some of the most vital tips on watercolor painting from artist Ali Cavanaugh.

She often makes the process of painting figures in watercolor seem almost effortless, but she still has the ability to convey the important lessons needed to help almost anyone improve his or her watercolor-painting skills.

Watercolor Painting Techniques for Depth and Luminosity, and get the expert advice you need to start making more successful watercolor paintings with depth and luminosity today.

Brian Riley
Managing Editor

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About BrianRiley

Brian Riley is the managing editor for the American Artist family of titles (American Artist, Watercolor, Drawing & Workshop) and has been part of the AA team since 2003. He first became interested in art as a child, specifically drawing, but drifted away from the visual arts as he grew older, gravitating towards writing while in college. His position at AA has offered him the opportunity to reinvigorate his early passion and continue his education.  

9 thoughts on “Free Watercolor Painting Tips and Techniques

  1. As a brand new subscriber to American Artist…..what a treat! I am very impressed that before I even received my first issue, I get this wonderful free download. I wish I had become a subscriber earlier. Thank you

  2. Thanks for sharing this eBook, I have been a fan of Janet Rogers for years. I meet her at a workshop conducted at the Leesburg Art Association and she is an excellent instructor and so willing to share her knowledge.

  3. Glad to see this feature on Janet. She is an excellent artist and teacher, as well as a very nice person. Anyone who aspires to paint portraits in watercolor should defintiely seek her out and study with her!

  4. Can someone tell me where the 23 lessons step by step lessons are. All I see is nine pages with several lovely watercolor paintings, but no real instructions.
    Am I missing something?

  5. Hi Anges,

    Thank you for your interest. Unfortunately, 23 Watercolor Lessons is no longer available. If we reissue it, I’ll be sure to let you know. All best,