How to improve your watercolor painting with easy exercise.

An easy exercise to develop keen awareness of four basic watercolor application techniques

In this beginner watercolor video tutorial you will discover an easy exercise to further advance your basic skill knowledge.

The purpose for this activity is to reinforce the common application methods and give you with a good visual reference of how each technique is slightly different.

Steps for achieving better watercolor application techniques

You will create four small sketches of a pine tree. Each one will use a different technique as the demo illustrates.

The methods used will be;

  • Wet-in-dry
  • Wet-in-wet
  • Wet-in-wet & dry
  • Dry brush

Materials used in demo

Holbein Hues

  • Cobalt blue
  • Neutral tint
  • Yellow ochre


  • Escoda Pointed Round Set


  • Mijello leak-proof palette
  • Blick Spiral-bound Pad 9x12

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How to Improve Your Watercolor Painting With This Easy Exercise