The Internet is full of free resources for learning about watercolor. Here are the ones I have found. I’m adding to this section any links that others have recommended as well. I have ordered these based on the artist’s last name, when I could find it.

Helpful Resources

Berry, Stephen: Seamless Expression

Stephen Berry’s blog contains many posts about technique and recent paintings.

Bucci, Marco: 10 Minutes to Better Paintings

Marco Bucci’s YouTube channel includes this excellent playlist detailing fundamentals of good paintings.

Hazell, Ron: The Artist’s Guide to Painting Water in Watercolor

Ron Hazell’s book is the first book I painted through. I still find myself using these techniques when painting water.

MacEvoy, Bruce:

Bruce MacEvoy’s webpage contains more information on watercolor, color theory, and pigments that any other place I’ve found online.

Miller, Stan: YouTube

Stan’s YouTube channel has some of the most formative fundamental content I’ve found on YouTube.

Mitchell, Steve: The Mind of Watercolor

Steve Mitchell’s YouTube channel is regularly updated. I have found a lot of helpful content here, especially regarding materials and techniques.

Mural Joe

Joe is a muralist in Flagstaff Arizona whose videos provide some really great content, especially regarding color theory.

Owen, Alan: YouTube

Alan’s channel was recommended by a user on Reddit, I haven’t had a chance to watch much of it, but I like the way he renders trees in the thumbnails I have seen.


There is an active community of watercolor artists here. I’m u/c0ffeebreath.

Solovyev, Michael: YouTube

Michael’s style is largely founded on loose washes.

Surowicz, Rick: Podia & YouTube

Rick Surowicz’s content has been continually helpful for me. His Podias and YouTube channel have been especially helpful.

Tucker, Gary: YouTube

Gary’s videos focus on ideas and techniques, so that each paint-along isn’t merely instruction on how to paint “that” scene, but how to solve a particular problem that is present in the chosen image.

Wilmot, Tim: YouTube

Tim’s YouTube channel is stocked full of wonderful tutorials and paint alongs.

Yanconsky, Liron: YouTube Channel

I have found Liron’s videos helpful, especially his master studies.

Zbukvic, Joe: Mastering Atmosphere & Mood in Watercolor

Joseph Zbukvic authored “The Watercolor Clock” regarding how to control water content.