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Paint Watercolour Step by Step - Castle Landscape

Learn a new way of painting watercolour with Colin Bradley. Step by Step lessons will help you create this landscape

4.55 / 5.0
139 students4 hours 5 minutes

Created by Colin Bradley School of Art, offered on Udemy

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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.

With this course you will learn to paint "Scotney Castle". The same location as one of our other courses but this time a different angle with new challenges. In this 4hr course you'll learn to paint a sky, trees, foliage, water, buildings and more!

Towards the end of this course, Colin will also show you how to use pastel pencils to take your finished watercolour to the next level. With small enhancements you can add more vibrancy and texture to your painting.

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.

What you will learn

  • Learn a new approach to painting watercolour
  • Apply these new techniques to their own work
  • Understand building colours and layers with watercolor
  • Understand how to paint skies, trees, water, buildings, foliage and more


  • Watercolor Paper (I use 300gsm smooth watercolor paper)
  • Variety of Brushes - Most Commonly No.6, No.4, No. 3, No.1, No.00, Half Inch Flat and Quarter Inch Flat.
  • Watercolor Paints (I use Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolour pans but you can use any you like)
  • Hardboard backing board (for taping your work to)
  • Graphite pencils & sharpener - optional if drawing free hand (we provide an outline drawing)
  • Brown sticky tape!
  • Kitchen roll
  • Water container
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  • Price: $29.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 4 hours 5 minutes
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bestcourses score: 5.2/10

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