How to Paint Watercolor Landscapes with Colin Bradley

Learn how to paint using Watercolor techniques for amazing detail and realism with Colin Bradley. Totally New Approach!
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Rating: 4.3 out of 5 (409 ratings)
12,104 students
1hr 47min of on-demand video
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Have a Completed Watercolor Landscape Painting
Apply new watercolor techniques to their own work
Understand building colours and layers with watercolor
Understand how to paint skies, water, trees, buildings and more!


  • Watercolor Paper (I use smooth watercolor paper which is available on our store).
  • Variety of Brushes (optional very fine brushes such as 0, 00 and even 000 which I use from time to time.)
  • Watercolor Paints (I use Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolour pans and palette but you can use any you like)
  • Hardboard backing board (for taping your work to)
  • Brown sticky tape!
  • Kitchen roll
  • Water container
  • Graphite pencils & sharpener - optional if drawing free hand


When I first started using Watercolour in 1980 I was inspired to copy the great artists such as Constable, Quinton and others. I couldn’t get on with oil or acrylic so turned my hand at watercolour.

As I had never gone to art school I just went with my instincts and had fun!

Because I tried to copy the great artists, the techniques I developed were completely unique and unlike any other watercolour pictures I saw.

I remained self taught, learnt as I went along and what you’ll see in this course is a result of years of learning through mistakes and finding what worked.

You’ll also see techniques never before attempted with watercolour (as far as I know). My watercolour pictures, even though they’re “impressionistic”, have a sense of realism about them.

In this course I’ll give you an outline drawing so that you can print this straight to watercolour paper or trace it using a carbon. I’ll also show you the materials I use in my watercolour work.

Then we’ll get started with the paintings which are split into “easy to digest” parts.

In this course you'll learn to paint a sky, water, trees, buildings and more.

I hope you enjoy learning my watercolour techniques, once you are finished, please do share your artwork via the Q & A section or message us using Udemy's messaging tools.

Who this course is for:

  • Students wishing to try a new approach to watercolor
  • Artists coming from other mediums wishing to learn watercolor techniques


Pastel Pencil Artist and Teacher
Colin Bradley School of Art
  • 4.6 Instructor Rating
  • 3,100 Reviews
  • 65,069 Students
  • 80 Courses

Colin Bradley became a professional artist in 1982 and opened his gallery in Broadstairs the same year. With 35+ years experience, 30,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 3 million views, his teaching has inspired people all around the world. Over the years, Colin has developed a range of unique techniques which you won’t find anywhere else.

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