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5 star rating

It keeps its promise, and delivers!

Helen Jones

Michele’s teaching skills and the excellent course material make this course an essential not to be missed.

Michele’s teaching skills and the excellent course material make this course an essential not to be missed.

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5 star rating

paint any landscape

jim hauraney

Michele breaks down all the faults that beginners make and how to correct them. I find her teaching to be just that ....... teaching! She has taught me a lot.

Michele breaks down all the faults that beginners make and how to correct them. I find her teaching to be just that ....... teaching! She has taught me a lot.

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5 star rating

Excellent

Susan Buckley

Loads of hints, tips and techniques in Michele's easy to follow style. Suitable for beginners or a refresher for more experienced artists

Loads of hints, tips and techniques in Michele's easy to follow style. Suitable for beginners or a refresher for more experienced artists

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5 star rating

Jam packed with techniques!

Sue Liberto

I will definitely be going through this course again. Learned alot !

I will definitely be going through this course again. Learned alot !

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Paint any Landscape

Marrilyn Northeast

I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Michele's easy to follow instructions were comprehensive and delivered with expertise. The comradeship of other students w...

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I thoroughly enjoyed this course. Michele's easy to follow instructions were comprehensive and delivered with expertise. The comradeship of other students was fantastically encouraging making me feel like I was in a classroom with friends. I gained much from taking this course

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5 star rating

This course really does show you ways to paint and adapt ...

Maria Cleaver

I really enjoyed Michele's way of teaching. She is really straightforward in her speech and demonstrations. Great course, I gained a lot of knowledge as I...

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I really enjoyed Michele's way of teaching. She is really straightforward in her speech and demonstrations. Great course, I gained a lot of knowledge as I've never painted a landscape before!

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Paint any Landscape ( in watercolours )

Valerie Gehling

Learnt about mixing colours, & how to use gum Arabic. Also the importance of grey & pale colours in the background. Recommendable course for beginner...

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Learnt about mixing colours, & how to use gum Arabic. Also the importance of grey & pale colours in the background. Recommendable course for beginners. 100/100

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Accelerate your learning

Reg Watson

The landscape course is excellent. It covers all aspects, is well paced and there is a great student community ready to support and offer suggestions. It mad...

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The landscape course is excellent. It covers all aspects, is well paced and there is a great student community ready to support and offer suggestions. It made the difference between quitting watercolours and enjoying them for me. Michele offers helpful advice and encouragement when you need it.

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Is this the course for you?

Let Michele help you to gain confidence in these areas!

  • REALISM

    Fed up with trees that look like blobs, water that simply doesn't look real, with ripples and waves that are hard edged and look like they have been painted 'on top' of the water rather than being a part of it? Or perhaps you struggle with large areas of texture like beaches and meadows. The simple and effective techniques in this course will address these areas specifically, and many others.

  • NATURAL

    What makes a landscape look natural? A lot of it is in the color and the shape of elements. Learn to match colors and mix them so they look natural and authentic. Learn to paint waves on the beach, distant trees that give the impression of trees without being either uncomfortably lumpy or being overly detailed. Gain confidence from knowing you have the techniques on hand to paint what you see and make it look real.

  • DEPTH

    Artists use many techniques to trick the viewer into thinking they are looking into a 3 dimensional landscape. Learn about aerial perspecive, and the effect it is has on color, clarity and tone. Use the strategies shared in the course to manipulate texture, size and detail so that depth is automatic. Moving forwards your paintings will look like landscapes, not marks on a flat surface!

Anyone can paint beautiful landscapes...

You just need the right tuition, and the right course:

Meet your tutor

Michele has over 25 years experience teaching painting and drawing in the UK and Europe. She has taught thousands of students at hundreds of venues. She is a published commercial illustrator, exhibition curator, and has given lectures and demonstrations to art clubs, societies and on radio. Her tutorials have been published in magazines and seen on Sky TV. Her YouTube channel has over 125K subscribers, with videos viewed over six million times.

Who is the course for?

  • Complete beginners just starting their watercolor journey

  • Intermediate artists who wish to improve their landscape paintings

  • Experienced artists who are not confident with this subject or medium or who have had a long break from painting

Have you ever...

Got a really good result from following a step by step tutorial? But afterwards you feel lost - how does this help you make your own work? This course will give you the REAL skills you need to make it on your own!

Bring life, color and depth into your Watercolor Landscapes today!

This comprehensive course is simple but comprehensive, , taking you naturally through the skills and techniques you need to tackle any watercolor landscape!

What you will learn:

  • Gain confidence by fully understanding your materials

  • Color mixing and adjusting specific to landscapes

  • Skies: Learn the 3 basic skies that can be adjusted to any situation

  • Water: Easily paint still reflections, ripples and crashing waves

  • Land: Clever techniques for distant mountains, rocks, pathways and beaches

  • Foliage and Trees: All the secrets to realistic Grassy meadows, foliage and trees

Is this the course for you?

Learn to paint beautiful Watercolor Landscapes with Michele:

  • MATERIALS SIMPLIFIED

    Learning to paint landscapes should be simple. There's no requirement to buy tons of obscure equipment. Using just 10 basic colors and 5 basic brushes we can achieve anything. Have more colors? Or a favorite brush? No problem, go ahead and use them. This course guides you, it doesn't prescribe rigid rules. But it will give you the understanding of the tools of the trade so you can progress with confidence. Paint, brushes, paper and preparation - everything is covered.

  • COLOR

    Color is everything and can be confusing and difficult. We start the course with an in-depth look at blues, greens and neutrals. No more luminous, unnatural green trees or banana colored beaches as we learn together to create a huge range of nuanced shades from a small amount of colors. From pale sand to natural fresh greens, from stormy clouds to the way the sea overlaps the beach, we will learn mixing and correcting. Because getting the color right is half the battle.

  • TECHNIQUES

    Watercolor is unique amongst paint mediums. The effects simply cannot be replicated, yet areas of texture can be tricky. Brush marks cannot be relied upon in the way they can with acrylics or oils. Learn with me as I take you through clever tricks and tips that will have you creating astonishing realism with ease. From breaking waves to grasses to cloud shadows, these things will become easy as we learn, practice and build on simple techniques.

Course includes:

  • Lifetime access, view content as many times as you like, plus free upgrades

  • A dedicated Facebook group for students

  • Video lessons, PDF overviews with extra tips, photos to work from and a ton of bonus materials

  • A handy site access guide to help you log in and navigate

  • 6 Modules (lessons) each containing approx 3 videos, plus extras

  • 8 Downloadable PDFs with helpful tips and tricks to reinforce video lessons

  • Over 20 copyright free stunning landscape photos for optional practice

  • FULL Curriculum at the bottom of this page plus FAQs

What do students say?

Testimonials!

  • Melanie Baynes, Sheffield, UK

    Michele you are a FANTASTIC teacher, I love how you break the techniques down so that they are easily understood by the most 'beginningest' beginner and you are always on hand with advice and encouragement. I love how you have set up a separate Facebook group for your online course students, and you are always on hand with advice and encouragement. What more can I say?!

  • Janet McMillion, Brentwood, UK

    My feedback: As a true beginner and someone who started the watercolor learning journey during the pandemic, I’ve really grown in both skill and understanding. Michele is a wonderful teacher. I appreciate how thoughtfully she organized the modules and the accompanying support materials.

  • Colleen B McChesney, Etta, Mississipi, USA

    As I finished my course, I felt a variety of emotions. Nervous to begin, confident as I improved, happy & amazed by what I achieved, & a bit sad that I have successfully finished the course now. A great teacher makes you feel all of this. Thanks for sharing your knowledge of art, your courses, videos, time and especially your passion for teaching art to others.

Price includes lifetime access

Complete at your own speed and re-visit modules as often as you like...

FAQ

  • How much is the course in British pounds or other currency?

    The exchange rate changes every day but you can get a rough idea by putting the question into Google. There may be slight variations depending on which conversion metrics the Thinkific site is using but you can certainly get a good idea of the approximate price. Remember to do this on the same day you intend to buy the course. When you buy Thinkific will automatically convert the price to charge you the right amount of money for your local currency.

  • What if I don't have Paypal?

    Paypal is just a method by which the site receives payment, in *most* countries you can pay with your usual credit or debit card, payments are also accepted by Stripe.

  • What support will I get?

    In addition to email access to Michele, there is a dedicated Facebook group, just for students of Michele’s Thinkific courses, where you can compare results and get advice alongside other students. If you have any access or log in issues or trouble understanding how to navigate the site there's a free PDF guide that will make everything clear. If the guide doesn't work just email for tech support.

  • How long will I have access to the course for?

    After you buy the course you have lifetime access, you can take the course at your leisure and re-visit any of the modules you like. Plus you will automatically have access to any additional content or upgrades that are added at a later date.

  • How is the course structured?

    There are 6 modules, plus introductory tasks, conclusion videos and bonus materials. Each module contains videos (typically about 10 mins long), and two downloadable PDFs. The first PDF is an illustrated reminder of the techniques and processes taught in the video, it also includes additional tips and advice to ensure understanding and success. The second PDF gives you two copyright free photographs to complete larger paintings from (optional but recommended). The bonus materials include extra free learning resources and photos. FULL CURRICULUM can be viewed at the bottom of this page, scroll down.

  • What materials will I need to buy?

    If you already have watercolor paper, paints and brushes you may not need to buy much initially. I will not be insisting you have exact materials and brands. However, there will be a video and downloadable PDF with tons of advice and suggested materials so you can choose what to buy if you don’t have anything. As we go through the videos a few other things are used including masking fluid, gum arabic, salt, paper towel and one or two watercolor pencils and oil pastels. You do not need full sets of these, nor are they vital to your understanding of techniques.

  • What if I want a refund?

    Sometimes people buy in error or have other reasons for wanting a refund. These are entertained whenever possible. Please be aware that we no longer give 100% refunds as there are many costs involved in offering a course for sale and processing refunds, including site hosting fees, admin support and currency conversion/payment fees. Please also be aware that in the 'back end' of the site we can see which modules you have accessed with times watched etc. Therefore you will be offered a refund of up to 80% dependent on how much of the course you have accessed and watched.

Start 'Paint Any Landscape' Now!

Course curriculum

  • 2

    Thinkific Course Access and Log in Guide

    • Access and Log in Guide (IMPORTANT! Download and save it to your PC - I get more emails about log in issues than anything else, this will get you back into your course!)

  • 3

    Prelude: How to use the course, and your first task!

    • Prelude Video & PDF

  • 4

    Module 1 - Materials

    • Paints, Brushes and Paper

    • How to Stretch Watercolor Paper

  • 5

    Module 2 - Color Mixing

    • Blues, for Sky and Water

    • Greens for Foliage and Trees

    • Neutrals for Earth, Rock, Wood and Sand

  • 6

    Module 3 - Skies

    • Graduated Wash

    • Clouds

    • Layered Skies and Sunsets

  • 7

    Module 4 - Water

    • Still Water and Reflections

    • Moving Water and Ripples

    • Breaking Waves

  • 8

    Module 5 - Land

    • Mountains and Rocks

    • Pathways

    • Beaches

  • 9

    Module 6 - Foliage and Trees

    • Grass and Meadows

    • Trees

    • Bushes and Undergrowth

  • 10

    Conclusion, your final task and what's next...

    • Conclusion Video!

  • 11

    Bonus Materials

    • More Free Video Resources!

    • Copyright Free Photos part 1

    • Copyright Free Photos part 2

    • Copyright Free Photos part 3

    • Copyright Free Photos part 4