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.
10 Minutes to Better Paintings
Marco Bucci’s YouTube channel includes this excellent playlist detailing fundamentals of good paintings.
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.
Bruce MacEvoy’s webpage contains more information on watercolor, color theory, and pigments that any other place I’ve found online.
Stan’s YouTube channel has some of the most formative fundamental content I’ve found on YouTube.
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.
Joe is a muralist in Flagstaff Arizona whose videos provide some really great content, especially regarding color theory.
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 <a class=”_2hgZVu2K-pvoghsBGGbJ7P” href=”https://www.reddit.com/user/c0ffeebreath/”>u/c0ffeebreath</a>.
Michael’s style is largely founded on loose washes.
Rick Surowicz’s content has been continually helpful for me. His <a href=”https://ricksurowicz.podia.com/”>Podias</a> and <a href=”https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC_RHSK_GEIoVTF-QNKDRvgA”>YouTube channel</a> have been especially helpful.
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.
Tim’s YouTube channel is stocked full of wonderful tutorials and paint alongs.
I have found Liron’s videos helpful, especially his master studies.
Mastering Atmosphere & Mood in Watercolor
Joseph Zbukvic authored “The Watercolor Clock” regarding how to control water content.