SketchingNow Watercolour is now open

December 15, 2017 | 7 Comments

I’m excited to announce that enrollment is now open for my new online course – SketchingNow Watercolour.

Watercolour sketching (and particularly out on location) involves a different approach than traditional watercolour studio painting and this is what we will explore in the course.

Note: If you can’t see the embedded video please click here.

The topics will include:

  • how to increase your control of water – whether working with a tight control or working looser and taking risks
  • how to decide when to laye//glaze and when to work wet-in-wet
  • how to create vibrant colours with a limited palette
  • how to be more confident with your use of colour
  • how to apply all these techniques to sketching on location
  • how to develop your own style for watercolour sketching

The course will be aimed at beginners and self-taught urban sketchers who want to fill in the gaps of their understanding of watercolour.

It’s a 6 week course, starting on 10 Jan 2018, with lots of teacher interaction from me.

If you want more details about please click here. This page also includes a more detailed video about the course.

Also, I want to let everyone know that I now have SketchingNow gift certifcates available – see more here.

Finally, I just want to thank everyone who has emailed me over the last few months. Your feedback has been invaluble in creating the lessons and I really hope that everyone who enrolls will see massive improvements in their watercolour sketching!




  • Halina V - December 15, 2017 reply

    I registered yesterday! Can't wait for class to start! Thank you Liz!

    • Liz Steel - December 19, 2017 reply

      Thanks Halina - I can't wait too... although I stil have a lot of work to do to get it all ready!

  • Emily DeArdo - December 18, 2017 reply

    I can't wait for class to start!!! So exciting!

    • Liz Steel - December 19, 2017 reply

      thanks Emily - me too!

  • Carol Lee Beckx - December 19, 2017 reply

    Hi Liz, I am watching these intro classes on my iPad - visiting family in South Africa. I find that the whole video screen doesn’t show i.e. I can’t access the full screen and the RH side is cut off. Do you know if others are having the same issue?

    • Liz Steel - December 19, 2017 reply

      Hi Carol, try rotating your ipad - depending on the model it might be vertical or horizontal! But I'm getting my developer to look into it so it works both ways!

  • Judy Kistler-Robinson - December 30, 2017 reply

    I’ve been practicing with my latte this morning. Have you ever dipped your brush in latte instead of water as I just did? I need to work on placement of materials in addition to painting without lines!

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