Express yourself with special effects

What we will cover in this course

Learn to use special effects while painting this mountain landscape.

If you're looking to express yourself, special effects are a wonderful way to inject your personality into your work.

In this introductory course, you'll learn:
- How to use special effects and add textures
- What saran wrap, credit cards, alcohol, wax, blowing, sieves, penknives and brushes can do for you.
- How to create snow-capped mountains
- How to create moody skies
- How to create realistic looking rocks
- And more!  

This professional production includes:
- How to create a mountain landscape step-by-step
- A multi-camera painting demonstration from start to finish
- A comprehensive watercolor materials primer
- A flipped version of the course videos for left-handed painters
- An illustrated step-by-step workbook

Here's what you get

professionally filmed MODULES
See every detail as watercolor expert Jess Rice demonstrates how to create a mountain landscape using 8 different special effects.

9 videos for the watercolor beginner that cover how to choose your paint, paper, palette and set-ups, how to load your brush and mix your own blacks and composition secrets.


There is no time limit for you to enjoy this course so you can relax, learn at your own pace and revisit this course as often as you want.


Follow the step-by-step illustrated workbook with a list of supplies used, paint color substitution chart and reference photos of the finished painting.

BONUSes to Enjoy!

✓ Flipped video for left-handed painters
✓ Color substitution charts
✓ Video transcript & English subtitles option

What students are saying...

Lyse C., White Rock, Canada

"Jess Rice commands his art and loose style with conviction! He kindly reminds us to 'let go,' 'have fun,' 'one stroke, rinse your brush and feather,' — which I find soothing and inspirational." 

Heather R., Surrey, Canada

I wanted to improve my watercolour techniques and this course helped immensely. The videos are like having a series of private painting classes with Jess guiding me. The best part is that I get to keep all the lessons, tips and bonuses to use in the future. I highly recommend this course.

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Meet your instructor

Accomplished artist Jess Rice learned watercolors from an early age. Known for his whimsical romantic paintings of rural and pastoral scenes, Jess shares his passion for watercolors and its happy accidents with clear and practical advice that will better your painting journey. He has developed an easy-to-follow teaching process that has earned him a devoted following of painters, whatever their artistic ability.

Instructor art

Course Curriculum

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