Watercolor Basics 3: Painting Wet on Wet & Wet on Dry

Jessica Sanders, Artist, Instructor, Designer

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4 Videos (13m)
    • Welcome!

    • Wet on Dry & Wet on Wet Washes

    • Results

    • Thank you! and Project


About This Class

Hi, I’m Jessica Sanders, a self-taught mixed media artist who loves exploring art and sharing it with you!

I am creating a series of ultra beginner mini classes to help you learn to paint with watercolor.  The skills I teach in these classes helped to put me on the fast-track to creating vibrant, loose, beautiful watercolor paintings like a pro!  And I believe they can do the same for you!

Each class is designed to teach 1 or 2 beginner skills of watercolor painting. I want to Keep It Super Simple - KISS, baby! - short, and easy to learn!

Watercolor Basics 3: Painting Wet on Wet & Wet on Dry

In class 3, we will explore wet on wet, and wet on dry washes - the most basic techniques in watercolor.  I will demonstrate both wash techniques, and then we will learn how to use them.  We will explore how our paint moves differently, achieving different results, just because of the type of wash we choose. All in less than 15 minutes :)

Then it’s project time! Fill a sketchbook page with washes. Explore wet on dry, and wet on wet.  Take the time to slow down and really observe what is happening with your paints.


Wet on dry watercolor wash

Wet on wet watercolor wash


Watercolor paper:  140 lb / 300gsm

Watercolor brushes:  10 round

Paper towel



Other classes I am teaching:  

Watercolor Basics 1: Mixing Water with Watercolor Paint

Watercolor Basics 2: Water Control


Watercolor with Me: Loose and Juicy Summer Fruit Slices

Watercolor with Me: Fun & Fabulous Flamingo

Watercolor Skillbuilder: Daring Doodles

Whimsical Faces: Drawing Basics

Watercolor with Me : Falling Snow Holiday Cards


Other watercolor teachers on Skillshare:  

Irina Trzaskos, Ron Mulvey

Chris V. , Jen Dixon, Ohn Mar Win, Amarilys Henderson, Diana Nemesu

24 of 24 students recommendSee All

great mini class thanks
Belinda Jobson


Great class for beginners :)
Jessica Sanders

Artist, Instructor, Designer

A fun a short class! A great watch!
Lindsay Marsh

Teacher & Freelance Designer 13+ Years ✅





Jessica Sanders

Artist, Instructor, Designer

Jessica Sanders

Artist, Instructor, Designer

Eva Garmendia!!!!

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