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Abstract Landscapes In Watercolor

Get inspired to create interesting imaginary watercolor landscapes.

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This course is all about helping you think outside the box and discover ways to make your watercolor paintings unique. I've created a series of watercolor lessons that will help you loosen up and create interesting abstract watercolors. We will paint a landscape by inventing the colors, you also will learn to paint with all neutral hues, creating a pleasing and calming abstract scene, then on to something a little more challenging, using various materials to create textures in the landscape. The final watercolor is slightly more challenging, using watercolor and mixed media to create landscape shapes.

Work at your own pace with unlimited access at any time. Once you purchase this course you have lifetime access.

The course includes:

  • Painting wet-in-wet
  • Using different materials to create textures in your watercolor
  • How to use acrylic inks for special effects
  • Using neutral colors for a calming abstract landscape
  • Combining watercolor and mixed media

You will also have the ability to upload a photo of your finished artwork if you would like feedback on your watercolor.


Your Instructor


Jean Lurssen
Jean Lurssen

The luminosity of watercolors is what fascinates and draws me to this medium. I like creating textures and continually try to stretch the boundaries of watercolor. I experiment with materials and media to get the results I want.

I studied painting at the Rhodesian School of Art in Zimbabwe and for four years in California with master watercolorist, Jerry Stitt, AWS.


Class Curriculum


  Letting Go And Loosening Up Exercises
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  Inventing The Colors In the Watercolor Landscape
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  Watercolor and Mixed Media: Abstract Landscape Shapes
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Very well explained! Jean is really friendly and easy going, but absolutely professional and experienced at the same time. I loved the neutral painting exercise, this one was my favorite. Thank you, Jean, your course was great pleasure to me and I think the quality of your art and your teaching skills are both outstanding!

- Galina

What a beautiful class this is. I thoroughly enjoyed watching the painting come to life and learned a lot on the way. I particularly liked that there were some 'mistakes' and that Jean showed how to fix these. Highly recommended if you want to discover the landscapes that are waiting to come out of your hands.

- Lucy

I am loving your course and have just finished my first painting based on the first lesson. Love your paintings and style and it was so much fun to try!

- Janet

I've been a fan of Jean for a while. While the subject matter is acceptable for beginners, she doesn't make you feel like you're new. Her confidence and ease with her materials puts me at ease as well. Thanks for another great lesson, Jean!

- Dani

Ms. Lurssen's classes are always very informative and instructive. This one is particularly good for beginning in abstract art with watercolours.

- Lana

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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