Easy Forest Watercolor Painting for Beginners

Easy Forest Watercolor Painting for Beginners

This painting lesson is perfect for beginners. You’ll learn watercolor painting techniques as you follow the lesson and end up with a beautiful final painting!

Watercolor techniques used:

  • Masking areas with tape
  • Wet on wet painting
  • Dry on dry
  • Using salt
  • Softening lines with water
  • Adding details in ink

An easy introduction to watercolor that yields a beautiful final painting no matter what your skill level.

Supplies you’ll need:

This beginner painting lesson is available in two formats:

  • The video lesson explains and demonstrates each step of the painting process. Easy to follow!
  • The printable pdf – is a step by step tutorial with photos. Convenient and inexpensive!

In the video painting lesson:

  • Learn several watercolor techniques
  • 10 step, easy to follow 17 minute video lesson
  • Listen and/or read the easy to follow instructions, watch a video demonstrations of each step
  • Great for watercolor beginners

Click here to purchase access to the Birch Forest Online Video Lesson. 

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22 thoughts on “Easy Forest Watercolor Painting for Beginners

      1. I painted my trees but I will be repainting it. I will upload it to my blog next week and I will remind you. Oh I post every Friday 6 am pacific time.

      2. thanks so much for the idea! I had fun and now have a great idea for painting illustrations for my book. I will be painting this again next week and posting my experience on my blog. I post Friday at 6 am pacific.

  1. Hi!

    I work at a public library and was wondering if we could use this tutorial for a watercolor paint night in July. The event is free. I’d be happy to post pictures when we’re done!

      1. Wonderful, thank you!! We are located in central IL. Thank you for the other links! That beach diorama is amazing!! I’ll be sure to let you know how it goes 🙂

  2. I’m confused about when to take the tape off. Step 5 implies the tape is off because you’re adding brush strokes to the tree trunks. But it doesn’t say to Take the tape for until step 8. Can you clarify? I want to do this!

  3. Hello,
    I am going to paint this wonderful painting with my staff and residents tomorrow at the nursing home where I work at. I am volunteering to help them become wonderful artists. A lot of them are looking foward to it. Ill send you the results of their paintings.
    Thank you,
    Timothy Fulton
    Housekeeper at StoneRidge Health Care

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