Unlock The Unique Qualities Of Watercolors - Focus On Color, Transparency, Value And Neutrals

Robert Joyner, Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

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17 Videos (3h 25m)
    • Introduction

    • Three Common Mistakes

    • Basic Color Wheel

    • (NEW) How To Explore Color Combinations

    • Value Transparency Chart

    • Four Color Tips

    • Tea, Milk & Honey

    • Tea Recap

    • Milk Mixtures

    • Work Light To Dark

    • What Are Neutrals?

    • Wet In Dry Neutral Swatch

    • Neutral Demo One

    • Neutral Demo Two

    • Tone And Value Versus Color Matching

    • Bonus Demo Sailboat Part One

    • Bonus Demo Sailboat Part Two


About This Class

In this course you will learn intermediate and advanced watercolor skills that will improve the big three. And those are color, tone & value. These three combined can make, or break a painting. If you spend spend quality time exploring the ideas shared in this class you will improve your color awareness and ultimately simplify your approach to painting with watercolors.

The Problem

Most artists simply try to copy the colors they see in their images and nature. And that's a battle you will lose every single time!

The Solution

Instead of trying to color match the focus needs to be on warm versus cool, light versus dark and not color alone. The tutorials in this course will help you simplify your approach and gain more control over your artwork. And you will never get caught in the trap of color matching ever again.

Includes Step-By-Step Projects



Included Are...

Intermediate and advanced projects that will get you started painting with neutrals, tone, value and more. Easy to do charts for developing a better connection to your palette. These projects will help guide you through the many aspects of color, value and tone and this save you hours of frustration and money.

Who is this class for?

Intermediate and advanced watercolor artists that know they have issues with muddy colors and flat art. The ideal student needs to be goal oriented and have a solid work ethics for completing projects.

Asset Images

Included zip file as a download.


"Very informative. I learned a lot! Thank you!” - D. Gazlay

Finished Art Using Neutrals & Other Techniques Taught In This Class



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I feel this class is giving me the building blocks I need to analyze a painting I wish to create and the tools in which to achieve different values and techniques such as wet in wet, wet and dry, and calligraphic strokes. I look forward to more tutorials from Robert Joyner.
This is definitely a class for intermediate students. Some lessons tend to get a bit rambly and are hard to follow. It tooks me several days to finish the class, I had to take breaks in between to absorb the specifics of the lessons. However, if you are struggling to achieve consistent results in your paintings, then this tutorial is very helpful in explaining how to build a successful watercolor painting layer by layer.
Very informative. I learned a lot! Thank you!





Robert Joyner

Strive To Become An Artist - Not A Painter

Hi, I'm Robert Joyner.

I'm a full time paint-slinger from Richmond, Virginia specializing in watercolor, acrylic & mixed media paintings. Best known for my signature loose brushwork and carefree approach to creating abstract style artwork.


I host and teach advanced monthly workshops for watercolor and mixed media are available. If you want more critiques and feedback that will help you identify problem areas be sure to visit pai...

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