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to Watercolour World UK

This is a great place for artists to discover free tutorials both online text and video.
The tutorials are updated often with new Video lessons added frequently.

I originally put this site together for my own use. I admit to being a painting 'newbie' in ability. I do attend a watercolour class for pleasure and get great pleasure from it. However, there are times when i get an urge to learn more. I found that there are hundreds of painting tutorials out there, unfortunately many are of dubious quality. The ones included here are some of the best that I have come across and mostly with a European emphasis, although there are some very good ones from other parts of the world.

When viewing a video tutorial use the Pause button (bottom left) to give yourself time to catch up or ponder the subject. Start again by using the play button (same spot).

I have , no doubt, missed many good tutorials. Please tell me about them by using our contacts page.

Need some materials or inspiration ?
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The MAIN menu can be found at the top and the bottom of the page. The links to the left will change depending on where you are on the site.

Have a good time, enjoy the experience, learn a bit and if you happen to buy something from the site...smiles all round.

Free video lessons or tutorials (see menu on the left).


I have added a section which hopes to explain Painting terms and materials.
I will add more, time permitting of course.

LATEST Demonstration

'Brecon Beacons - demonstration' see menu on the left

NEW - Clubs and Societies section - click CLUBS from the Main Menu.

Watercolour Challenge

- the 4OD TV programme. See Video Tutorials.

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