Splash into Watercolors

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Instant Lifetime Access, Self-Paced

Splash into the magic of watercolors and transform how you paint!  

Learn and refine essential watercolor skills by creating a dreamy landscape, a vivid sunflower, a stunning bear, and a romantic barnyard that are fresh and loose and discover myriad special effects you can add to your paintings.

Designed for the not-so-new beginner, these tutorials will keep you engaged and inspired for years to come as you'll improve every time you paint them again and inject your own personal interpretation.  

Well-known for his loose romantic style instructor Jess Rice will teach you everything from what supplies to choose to composition and layering techniques so that you can create paintings you’re proud of.  

You’ll work from pre-drawn sketches that you can transfer to the size of your choice, watch the videos at your own pace, turn the subtitles on while grooving to your favorite music, and refer to the downloadable step-by-step workbooks whenever you want.  

Here's what you get:

51 video tutorials

Follow along as Jess demonstrates how to do gradations, build your layers (washes), how to paint negatively, use some special effects and more!

step-by-step workbooks

Downloadable illustrated step-by-step workbooks with a list of supplies used and reference photos of the finished demo paintings. 

intro to watercolorS primer

Covering 9 topics including how to choose your paint, paper, palette and set-ups, how to load your brush and mix your own blacks and composition secrets.

instant Lifetime access

All the modules can be watched whenever it works for you. As you grow and evolve as a painter, revisit the tutorials and be amazed by how much better you get every time.

support materials for all

Turn the subtitles on or off, follow the transcripts or refer to the workbooks. We've even included the sunflower sketch so you don't have to draw it!

amazing bonuses

Learn how to transfer a sketch to your paper, what to pack for travel and discover 14 pro tips that will make your journey.

Course Curriculum

"I have learned so much from Jess Rice. His style of teaching guides his students to learn more about techniques and composition through excellent demonstrations while at the same time encouraging individual creativity and building confidence in their painting ability as they grow."

Painting by Diane S.

Meet your instructor

Growing up on a Montana ranch, Jess Rice learned watercolors at an early age from his mother, an accomplished artist and art teacher. He has been painting full-time and teaching for over twenty years, building a following for his whimsical romantic paintings of rural and pastoral scenes. He has developed a fail-proof teaching process that has earned him a devoted following.

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