Wet-In-Wet Watercolor Painting – Online Class

Get Re-Acqainted With The Essence Of Watercolor Painting

Four-Session Class – June 11 – July 2, 2020

Get re-acquainted with watercolor’s essential character. 

Wet-Into-Wet painting is the fundamental watercolor painting technique.  It brings out the best in a medium that is meant to have glowing transparency and expressive fluidity.

This four-session online class will introduce you to the fundamental technique and show you how to balance freedom and control.

Each week we tackle a new subject while learning to balance freedom and control.  The nature of wet-in-wet is very free and fluid. It lends itself well to soft, quiet and dreamy scenes. But, it can also be used with focus and control. You’ll learn how to handle this technique through a wide range of expression and subject matter.


Week 1 – June 11: We’ll spend this session working on two different landscape scenes to get us used to the unique handling of wet-in-wet watercolor.  It’s likely we’ll do at least a couple versions of each. There is no drawing layout for this week. Instead, we’ll concentrate on getting used to loose, flowing, wet-into-wet washes. We’ll be working with very thin paint in very wet washes and with very thick paint that we’ll blend in.

Week 2 – June 18: In this session we’ll paint two different floral subjects.  One will be a quick study for warming up. In the second – we’ll work on showing light, form and getting control of our edges – even in a soft-edged subject.

Downloadable drawing layouts:

Quick Study: https://watercolormethods.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/8.4.134-QuickSketch_Sunflowers.pdf 

Second Subject: https://watercolormethods.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/8.29.142-SketchingFlowersInVase_layout.pdf

Week 3 – June 25: In this session, we’ll work on another landscape scene. This time, we’ll learn to get more control of our edges to bring more focus and resolution to our wet-in-wet painting

Downloadable drawing layouts:

Main subject:  https://watercolormethods.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/5.1.116-LandscapeWLightPuddle.pdf

Alternative subject: https://watercolormethods.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/9.17.144-MistyMorningLandscape_layout.pdf

Week 4 – July 2: In this session we’ll work on two simple still life scenes. We’ll combine the techniques from previous classes and learn how to bring a finish to our wet in wet works with final glazes and marks.

Downloadable drawing layouts:

Still Life 1: https://watercolormethods.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/9.28.146-TransparentGlassSketch_layout.pdf

Second Subject: https://watercolormethods.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/5.1.114-ReflectiveObjects_layout.pdf


By the end of this class you’ll have lots of experience with wet-in-wet painting!  Even if most of your paintings aren’t  wet-in-wet, you’ll be able to lay in those fluid washes that are so important in every watercolor painting.

Let me know if you have any questions.


First and foremost!  You’ll want to use ARCHES 140LB COLD PRESS paper.  It is the best paper for this technique. The surface has enough absorbency to help you manage all the water you’ll be working with in this class.

In addition to your paint, brushes and paper, you’ll want to have a mounting board for you paper, some rags for blotting the brushes, a water container or two, and a HAIRDRYER.

Supplies and Materials List: This is a suggested list, don’t feel the need to run out and buy everything you see here. Clicking the material link will take you to the item on the Dick Blick Art Supply website.  These are affiliate links, meaning if you do happen to purchase from Dick Blick, I may get a small commission.


Dick Blick Quinacridone Rose or Winsor Newton Perm. Alizarin Crimson  or Daniel Smith Permanent Alizarin Crimson (you only need one)

DaVinci Cadmium Red Light or Winsor Newton Cadmium Red (you only need one)

Daniel Smith Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet

Daniel Smith Quinacridone Deep Gold

DaVinci Cadmium Yellow Medium or DaVinci Indian Yellow (you only need one)

DaVinci Aureolin Mix or Dick Blick Aureolian Yellow (you only need one)

 Winsor Newton Cobalt Blue  DaVinci Cobalt Blue or Daniel Smith Cobalt Blue (you only need one)

Winsor Newton Cerulean Blue

DaVinci Pthalo Blue

DaVinci  Dioxazine Violet

Winsor Newton French Ultramarine Blue

DaVinci Burnt Sienna

DaVinci Raw Sienna

REALLY – ONLY THIS! Arches 140lb CP Bright White 5 pack – http://shrsl.com/1nx6k –Arches 140lb CP Bright White 5 pack

 BRUSHES – Bigger Brushes are better than small ones always, but especially for this technique

Simmons Skyflow Flat 1 1/2

Simmons Skyflow Flat 1″

Simmons 1/4″ Flat

Simmons #30 Round

Cotman #14 Round

Cotman #6 Round


$150.00Add to cart


Online Meeting Info

Wet-InWet Watercolor Painting Meets Online Via Zoom.  Once registered I’ll send the info you need to join the class online with Zoom.