Judy Oberto Art

Learning Watercolor

These botanical paintings are the first ones I did while learning to do watercolors from Anna Mason’s online school. To see them in order of actual progression, look from the bottom up.

“Strawberry” NFS, original watercolor from Anna Mason photo.

“Apple Blossom” – NFS
Watercolor on 300 pound cold pressed paper, 18.5″ x 24″ image,
painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo. I enlarged this one with a digital projector from Anna’s image.

“Hydrangea” – SOLD
Watercolor on 140 pound 7.5″ x 9.5″ image on
hot pressed watercolor paper, painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo

“Male Ruby Throated Hummingbird”
Watercolor on 140 pound 9″ x 12″ hot pressed paper,
painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo

“Female Ruby Throated Hummingbird”
Watercolor on 140 pound 9″ x 12″ hot pressed paper,
painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo

“Sunflower” NFS
Watercolor on 140 pound 9″ x 12″ hot pressed paper, gift for our granddaughter.
Painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo.

“Blueberry Cupcake” – NFS
Watercolor on 140 pound 9″ x 12″ hot pressed paper,
painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo

“Artist’s Hand” – NFS
Watercolor on 140 pound 9″ x 12″ hot pressed paper,
painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo

“Holly with Red Berries” – NFS
Watercolor on 140 pound 9″ x 12″ hot pressed paper,
painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo

“Poinsettia” – NFS
Watercolor on 140 pound 7.5″ x 9.5″ image on
hot pressed watercolor paper, painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo

“Viola” aka Pansy
Watercolor on 140 pound 9″ x 12″ hot pressed paper,
painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo

“Pumpkin”
Watercolor on 140 pound 9″ x 12″ hot pressed paper,
painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo

“Mushrooms”
Watercolor on 140 pound 9″ x 12″ hot pressed paper,
painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo

“Pea Pod”
Watercolor on 140 pound 9″ x 12″ hot pressed paper,
painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo

“William’s Pear”
Watercolor on 140 pound 9″ x 12″ hot pressed paper, painted from AnnaMasonArt.com photo. This is the first image I painted while watching the free tutorial before deciding to officially join the school in November of 2018. Once subscribed, all of the tutorials are available to you as long as you are a member.

My online search to really learn to do watercolors led me to Anna Mason, a comprehensive watercolor teacher. Anna is a well known “botanical artist” in the UK. I worked hard the first six months wanting the tuition I paid to really “pay off”. Then I decided to do one more six month session with her – since then I have continued as member in order to still have access to her expertise and that of the thousands of other artists who are also members of the site. I love being part of the “community” brought together through this dynamic forum she has set up, whereby members can upload their paintings, giving and receiving help and encouragement, from one another even once we have moved on to paint primarily from our own images. This “Learning Watercolor” page shows only the paintings I have done as a student, painting along with her tutorials. The source photos she lets us use as we are learning are her own “intellectual” property, and therefore we do not have the right to produce prints of our paintings of them to distribute commercially. However we are free to sell any of the originals we have painted from those images.

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