For beginners: Venice Watercolor Tutorial

Venice watercolor tutorial.

Since we have a Venice painting challenge this week, I wanted to make a tutorial for beginners.

This is great for beginners.   It is easier than it looks.   I promise.    Give it a try.  🙂

Materials used:

  • Colors:  Daniel Smith Quin Sienna, Perylene Violet, Alizarin Crimson, Scarlet Lake, Indigo, Cobalt Blue, Aurelian, and the colors in my “garbage bowl” for the darks.
  • Paper:  Saunders Waterford, 300 lb, cold press
  • Brushes:   Paul Ruben’s Squirrel mop brush, size 8 round, size 3/0 round (tiny brush)

But USE WHAT YOU HAVE!   Select some pretty colors for the sky, and some darks for the building silhouette and water, and give it a try.

Reference photo by Luca Micheli from

I traced directly from the reference photo, but here is an outline:  Venice outline

Tutorial on YouTube:


Finished painting.   I want to do this again, and try different sky colors.    I even like how it looks in Black and White.

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