Beginner Watercolor Painting Ideas

Watercolor lessons to unlock
the artist within you!

Welcome, I'm Eileen. I've been painting in watercolor for over 15 years. I remember struggling as a beginner and I still clearly remember what tips and tricks made all the difference. That is what I want to share with you. Watercolor is such a magical medium ~ I want you to love it as much as I do!

I've designed a variety of painting lessons that enable you to learn and practice techniques, while also allowing you to create a successful final painting. Choose from a comprehensive guide, individual (printable) step by step tutorials, video lessons and live Zoom lessons. Pick the format that best suits you!

Browse lessons below.

Free Video Lesson

Watercolor Guide

Ready to get started in watercolor?
This guide is for you!

Learn the fundamentals. Practice with exercises & projects. Discover a love of watercolor! What's in the downloadable pdf guide: 5 chapters, 5 painting projects, 50 pages. The exercises and painting projects walk you through and build upon the fundamentals of watercolor.

Start your watercolor journey today! ~ Learn more here.

Absolutely love this beginners guide! Really good for first time watercolourists. 5 stars

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Printable Tutorials

This is great. Really enjoying it. 5 star
Really fun lesson, great instruction and wonderful communication! 5STAR! 5 star
This was a great project for my whole family... Super easy to follow along. My kids are 10-15 years old and we all enjoyed doing this project. 5 stars
Just what I needed . Learning this new medium with my friends, then will teach youth at a shelter. 5 stars
Really enjoyed doing this watercolour painting. Good instructions and easy to follow. 5 stars

Learn watercolor with these easy to follow step by step printable tutorials.

Watercolor Flower Painting Tutorial

Watercolor Spring Coneflower Painting Tutorial

This flower painting is fun and you’ll learn several watercolor techniques along the way!

  • Wet on wet painting
  • Dry on dry painting
  • Painting layers
  • Softening edges (and lifting color) with a damp brush


St. Patrick's Day Art Project Watercolor Tutorial

Beginner kids Winter Watercolor art project

Creative Exploration Guide

Explore YOUR creativity!

Learn how to create a regular creative practice. Explore mediums and subjects in search of your thing! Creative joy awaits!

"Creative Exploration: A Six Week Process for Introducing Regular Creativity into your Life" ~ Learn more here.

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Video Lessons

Watercolor Painting Video Lesson Ice Cream Cones

Watercolor Video Lesson Painting Paris

Zoom Lessons

New for 2021 – Let's Paint Together!

During the live Zoom video call, you'll receive instruction, demonstrations, and have the opportunity to paint, ask questions, and get feedback. It'll be fun! I'll be sharing all my tips and tricks. Choose from two different themes - Beginner Watercolor and Let's Paint Paris Watercolor

  • Private and small groups
  • 40 minute lessons
  • Two themes to choose from: Beginner Watercolor and "Let's Paint Paris in Watercolor"
  • Downloadable resource material included!
  • Space is limited

My Story

A decade ago I didn't draw or paint, despite wanting to be an artist as a child. Like many of us, confidence in my "talent" was chipped away until I gave up. After having kids I decided I wanted to do something for me. I dabbled in a few classes in drawing and painting which lit a fire. I wanted more. I wanted to know what I would work on if I was free to explore. What mediums and subjects would I find interesting? What would my personal style look like?

After several false starts, in 2014 I made a resolution to be creative on a regular basis and started my blog "My Creative Resolution." It's been over six years and my creative journey is still going strong. Being creative has brought so much joy and fulfillment to my life. It's hard to believe I lived without it for so long. I've learned so much along the way about creativity, inspiration, motivation, exploring, and staying focused. What began as a personal journey has become a desire to inspire others.

I've transformed my journey into a process for others to follow ~ "Creative Exploration: A Six Week Process for Introducing Regular Creativity into your Life." Get your copy today!

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