Paint this Mountain: Watercolor painting in 3 EASY steps
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Paint this Mountain: Watercolor painting in 3 EASY steps

Watercolor painting, easy & fun! I show you step-by-step how to paint this lovely Mountain Landscape. Beginners welcome!
4.6 (7 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
184 students enrolled
Created by Christopher Clark
Last updated 11/2014
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  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
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  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Paint a beautiful Mountain Landscape scene in watercolor, in as little as 30 minutes
  • Learn how to mix every color imaginable from a minimal color palette
  • Join a community of thousands of painters who have learned the joys and relaxation of watercolor painting
  • Apply all of these concepts to let your own personal style develop
  • Paint a full painting on your own with confidence
  • Enjoy a fun session of painting by yourself, with friends, or with your kids
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  • Basic watercolor painting materials: paper, brushes, paints, masking tape, scissors. All can be found very inexpensively at your local arts/crafts store. I provide a complete materials list in the class.
  • A desire to have a blast painting!

Watercolor painting can be easy and fun. In these short videos, I walk you through step-by-step how to create this beautiful Mountain Landscape painting in about 30 minutes, using a minimal number of very inexpensive watercolor materials. This is the perfect painting activity to do with your children, your friends, your class, or by yourself with a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

No painting experience required! Total beginners welcome! I explain everything in simple terms, and the steps to creating this painting are so simple you'll be surprised. Yes, you too can learn to paint beautifully in just 30 minutes. If you're not satisfied with this class, please let me know within thirty days and I will refund your fee in full, no questions asked.

And all these videos are 100% downloadable! So you can enjoy them offline any time you'd like.

BONUS VIDEO! Watch from start to finish as I paint a variation of this Mountain Landscape scene with a beautiful pink and purple sunset, and I change up the layout a bit. Just more inspiration to show you the infinite possibilities with this watercolor painting technique.

So come paint with me and you'll have a great time. You'll also end up a beautiful painting to enjoy for years to come.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is suited for everyone looking to have fun painting with watercolors!
  • Absolutely beginners are welcome! This class will dispell any fears you've ever had about painting
  • Novice or intermediate painters will have fun with this creative way to approach watercolor painting
  • Parents, looking for a fun painting activity with your kids? This class is perfect!
  • Teachers, looking for a unique painting activity with your class? Your students will love this painting lesson!
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Curriculum For This Course
7 Lectures
Welcome to Easy Watercolor Painting
1 Lecture 00:37

Here I show you the painting we'll be creating together, and in just a few words welcome you to the fun and easy world of watercolor painting.

Download the finished painting for your reference here.

Also download a materials list that shows everything you need to have fun with watercolors (and the list is short simple)

Preview 00:37
Let's get to painting! Three easy steps
3 Lectures 21:37

Here we briefly go over the simple materials we'll be using. And then we start with some masking tape to create the beginnings of our Mountain Landscape. We then paint in our sky and the lake below.

Preview 08:36

It sounds like a lot, but I show you very simple painting techniques to add all this life into your painting with just a few brush strokes.

Preview 08:46

In this final step, we color in our cabin and add a few birds in the sky. And we're done!

Painting step 3: Happy little cabin
Wrapping up
3 Lectures 23:49

Here we wrap up our painting session. In as little as 30 minutes, you can be here, holding up your finished Mountain Landscape painting watercolor painting. It really is easy and fun.

Our finished Mountain Landscape painting

Here I paint an entire new Mountain Landscape, but this time with a soft pink sunset sky. I also make a new mountain range shape, move the lake to the other side of the painting, and make a new cabin design. This should show you the infinite possibilities of these painting techniques.

Also download this finished painting for your reference.

Bonus video! Variation on design and color

This fun and simple watercolor painting quiz will test the painting skills you learned from this lesson.

Fun quiz on watercolor painting
5 questions

While this watercolor painting was intended to be fun and leisurely, I do want to impress the idea that there are some real painting concepts to be learned here (for those interested in any kind of serious study). These ideas will open you up to a whole new world of looking at art, and creating it yourself. I invite you to read to this brief touch on the four main painting concepts of Drawing, Values, Color, and Edges. I also provide some examples of my artwork to illustrate these concepts, which if nothing else are just fun to look at :)

The Four Main Painting Concepts
21 pages
About the Instructor
Christopher Clark
4.7 Average rating
251 Reviews
2,634 Students
9 Courses
Professional Fine Artist, Art Instructor
I've been passionate about telling stories through art since I was a kid. In my home in Orange County, California, I used to watch Bob Ross (the afro-wearing painter of "happy little trees" on public access TV) and I would mimic his paintings using crayons. I grew up knowing that creating art would always be my life's endeavor. I was never fortunate enough to pursue a formal art education, but I've more than compensated by private study with accomplished instructors, collaborating with highly-esteemed local artists, and devouring countless art books and videos. The art instructor who had the most profound impact on my technique was impressionist master Vadim Zanginian. Private study with Vadim in Los Angeles, California completely reinvented everything I knew about painting, and I attribute much of my current success to working with Vadim. The both of us being musicians as well, and tireless fans of the Beatles, each painting day would end with me on the guitar and Vadim on the piano as we sang away the hours with old Beatles songs. I've discovered that my favorite subject to paint is light itself, which means that anything in the world becomes my favorite thing to paint, if the light is pretty enough. I love to paint exotic locations (like Italy and Africa), New York skylines, Colorado landscapes, coffee, people, horses, birds, dogs, ice cream, you name it. My main medium is oil paint on canvas. My style could be classified as Impressionist, however I feel I'm somewhat of a blend of these fearless artists from the late 1800s and the more diligent Barbizon painters who came before them. I love having a scene that you can appreciate as a whole when standing at a normal distance, but when you get close you see a combination of accurate details, playful color, and loose brushwork. Over the years I've also become an accomplished art instructor, sharing my knowledge and passion for painting by educating eager students who hunger to tell their own stories. I've taught group and private workshops across the US and Italy. In these two facets of my career – creating paintings for people to enjoy, and teaching art – I accomplish my life's endeavor of sharing beautiful art with everyone. Thank you for visiting, and I hope we can tell great stories together.