I LOVE the Way This Watercolor Painting Turned Out!

Hi friends! Last week while I was on vacation to my favorite secluded spot I took a photo at sunset. I shared it on Instagram and asked if anyone would be interested in a tutorial when I got back home and many of you were! Here is the painting:

And here is the photo:

This is an easy sunset to paint and you only need 3 colors! They are pretty common colors you probably have if you ever painted in watercolor before. Grab your supplies and let’s paint!

Supplies (affiliate links used)

  • Watercolor paints *I had Davinci in my Palette: Any brand is fine tho:) Cool Red (Alizarin Crimson or Permanent rose or Quin Rose or Red Rose Deep), Cool Blue (Pthalo Blue or Pthalo Turquoise or Prussian blue), Cool to neutral yellow (Hansa yellow light or Cad yellow light or Lemon)
  • Watercolor paper: I used Strathmore windpower (but it’s overpriced on amazon) Try Arches instead, it’s better and cheaper.
  • Brushes
  • Tape

***Last Days to save 50% on my Watercolor Landscape Workshop!

(regular price $79, with deal $39.50) Use coupon code LANDSCAPE50OFF if the discount doesn’t appear automatically. Offer ends 8/1/19

I have really enjoyed seeing my students progress in this course and hearing their awesome feedback, Here are what a few of my students had to say about Watercolor Landscape Workshop:

Lindsay, I have taken classes in acrylics, watercolor, and even some in oils, all over the country. Your classes are by far the very best!! I enjoy how thoroughly and patiently you explain every step. I have had no formal training in any of these areas, so I really do appreciate that I can always be successful while having fun with your tutorials!! Thank you so much for sharing your talents as an artist and as a teacher!

-Marianne

Hi Lindsay! For the first time, taking your class my clouds look like CLOUDS! They are not perfect but I’m loving your instructions. Especially the use of color. Great techniques and using the correct pigments together make a huge difference. Thank you! Can’t wait to progress along with the landscapes. Also I wanted to add that I am learning so much from you! Like for example how to watch the video and then allow myself to flow and work quickly! Not to overthink! And I love it! You are an awesome teacher of good technique! Thank you for sharing your skills!

-Stacy Simon

Very excited about this Watercolor Landscape Class. I LOVE your classes and free tutorials!! So fun continuing to learn about watercolor. You are the best teacher and so carefully explain techniques that a beginner can easily follow. These paintings are beautiful! 

-Crystal Neuendorf

I enjoyed all of these it helps to understand an order to how to do things Also the mixing and having the colors limited. I started water coloring about 3 years ago I think and have thoroughly enjoyed doing things but I want to include the beautiful world around me and thought this would help. I think it will thank you so much. You are a terrific instructor and I follow u on you tube.

-Noreen Latimer

If you want to join the hundreds of watercolorists improving their watercolor landscape painting skills please check out Watercolor Landscape Workshop! Click this special discount link to take advantage of the final days of the launch month special! Use coupon code LANDSCAPE50OFF If the discount doesn’t automatically appear. Deal ends 8/1/19. Thanks for painting with me today and til next time happy crafting!

14 Responses

  1. Wow, simply beautiful!!

    Cindy McCool

    Life Artist

    PO Box 370891

    Montara, CA 94037

    cindy@mccoolmgt.com

    650-728-5011

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  2. Wow, your painting looks better than the photograph! Great work!

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  3. Just wondering if there is a way to pin this to Pinterest. It’s beautiful

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  4. Wow! I agree with you! In fact, I like it better than that photo. It has more motion or should I say emotion… Love it! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  5. The painting is fantastic. What a lovely vacation spot. Looks nice and cool. Much cooler than Death Valley.
    Plus, Thanks, for the tip on the Arteza Alcohol Markers. I was able to make the purchase for $90. They were in my wishlist, to boot.
    Can’t wait to watch more videos.
    Have a great week
    Regards,
    Mischelle

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  6. Lovely painting as always, but the reflection of the birds looks wrong. I think that where the light is coming from and the height and angle of birds – there would be no reflection like that. Apologies for a bit of a negative comment, it’s just my opinion. I love all your enthusiasm and encouragement and sharing of materials reviews and your experience. You did ask 🙂 x

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  7. Wow! What a beautiful scene. I,love the photo, and you did an awesome job painting that scene.

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  8. I like the way you rendered the reflected sunset on the lake surface.

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  9. Lindsay, that is beautiful.

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  10. That is amazing! I need to try this!

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  11. Your painting is better than the photo! For reals!!!!

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  12. You’re so talented. You inspire me.

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