Pen and Ink with Watercolour Wash

In this course you will create a lovely watercolour painting by first drawing with pen and ink, then floating in clean washes.

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Learn how to draw using pen and ink, then wash in with watercolours to create a beautiful work of art. The main painting in this course features the quaint Bridge House in Ambleside.

Watercolour is a wonderful medium that, when done right, can create great paintings, and when I say right I mean clean washes laid down with confidence and not overworked. This takes experience, and in other courses I will take you through this medium and show you great methods for achieving good watercolours.

This course though is an introduction to watercolour washes via a pen and ink drawing. The idea is to produce a light, quirky drawing then float in wonderful washes of watercolour to pull the drawing together. I will show you how to create a vignette so that your painting fades out at the edges.

In this course we will cover the following:

  • Materials including paints, paper, and brushes.
  • Types of pen to use for your drawing.
  • Full demonstration of The Bridge House in Ambleside.
  • Extra videos with other examples of this medium.
  • Some downloadable PDF files regarding watercolours.
  • A photograph of my original painting for you to use.
  • A video of how to present your finished work, and make prints to do extra paintings.
  • My email if you need help, and you can send me your finished painting for more advice.

There are over 30 videos in this course for you to try, and they are yours forever.

Eric’s classes are brilliant, good for the soul! Also a great learning environment, his teaching style is relaxed but informative. The subjects painted are chosen to extend our comfort zones. New skills and techniques are incorporated into most lessons, which include the use of professional colouring pencils and ink pens. The style of painting is varied from loose to more detailed studies.

Elizabeth Anne Stobbs


Your Instructor

Eric Thompson
Eric Thompson

Eric has been a professional artist since 1980 and has ran art classes for over 20 years. He has a purpose built studio above his gallery where he runs regular art classes and workshops. Now he is using Teachable to enable anyone to follow his actual classes and learn his techniques to create beautiful paintings.

Course Curriculum

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?
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What if I am unhappy with the course?
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