How To Create Perfect Washes With Watercolor

Ron Mulvey, Artist / Art Teacher

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7 Videos (1h 25m)
    • How to Create Perfect Washes With Watercolor

    • Art Materials and Set Up

    • Overview of Class Project and Demos

    • Draw, Design, and Paint

    • Creativity and Wash Technique

    • Expanding Creativity With Washes

    • Fine Job with Fine Art


About This Class

Welcome 'How To Create Perfect Washes With Watercolor'

Enhance your creativity and follow Ron as he designs a simple landscape for you to paint.

Whether you've never painted before or are looking to improve your skills, this course will teach you the essential watercolor wash techniques I've learned as a professional landscape artist. 

I've created, exhibited, and sold paintings for 30 years and run an Art School in Nelson BC. In this first course, you'll learn the "No Drips no Slips" English Watercolor Wash Technique. I use this exact technique in my studio and in the field. 

You don't need any previous experience to benefit from this course. I'll teach you the technique with simple, visual instructions. 

  • How to set up a simple drawing 
  • Simple techniques that get you painting fast 
  • Bring light and depth with the true 'English Wash Style'

I've used these exact techniques to create the watercolors below. 





33 of 33 students recommendSee All

First rate explanation and demonstration of a first rate process. Worthwhile class for anyone interested in painting, watercolor or other.
This was my favorite online painting class, ever! So well explained and simplified enough to feel very approachable. It is charming how the instructor gets genuinely excited when his processes come together. The best teachers are passionate, and talented at conveying the techniques, and that is what your have here. I love watercolors and feel like this class has made it feel brand new! Thank you for an excellent class.
I have enjoyed the course. I learn how to mix and use water paint properly. I am now practicing what I have learnt. I would recommend this course to my friends and family whom are interesting and want to learn more about water paint. It is an excellent course.





Ron Mulvey

Artist / Art Teacher

My name is Ron Mulvey. I've been working as a full-time artist since 1980. I have had the pleasure of teaching art since 1983 and have taught thousands of classes on drawing and painting. I would consider it a privilege to assist you in achieving  your artistic goals.  

I have taught the basic and advanced mechanics and principles which give us the skill and confidence to express creatively, for the past 30 years. Sharing them is my passion!

One of my very favorite projects was an art book for children called the Artabet. It teaches children how to draw using 6 universal lines (similar to how vowels are the building blocks of Languages). is now in 8 countries and is used by over 800  schools worldwide as their basic art curriculum.

I live and work at home with my first love Sara, who is the other half of our Art and Music School, on a pristine acreage by the Little Slocan River in British Columbia, Canada.

Sara and I love it when the kids come home and they bring their kids with them. The Skillshare Cooking Classes really helps us when there's 15 for dinner.

You can see my landscape art at  

You can buy my Artabet book here