An 8-Week Course for Mastering 

Atmospheric Watercolor Landscapes 


& create evocative, atmospheric paintings
of watercolors
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Learn how to choose watercolor materials for optimizing water control 

Master the basic principles of watercolors to ensure a strong foundation that lends itself to learning more advanced techniques quickly and stress-free

Learn how to layer 4-6 watercolor washes to create the appearance of mist in your landscapes

Understand how to work with limited and more diverse color palettes, including warm and cool colors, without creating a muddy mess

Learn to consider composition, perspective, and negative space principles in creating expansive and realistic landscapes, including skies 

Learn how to consistently create work that is visually pleasing and emotionally evocative 

and follow at your own pace

An 8-week curriculum...

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Module 1. The Layered Wash Technique

Learn my proprietary Layered Wash Technique and begin creating misty, semi-abstract landscape backgrounds using a limited color palette.


This module starts with TWO BONUS LESSONS for absolute beginners or experienced artists seeking a refresher.

This module includes 12 video lessons and covers:

  • Watercolor Supplies and Materials

  • Basic Principles and Techniques 

  • The Layered Wash Technique 

Week 1

Module 2. Introducing a Colorful Palette

Now that you've learned how to create layered landscapes, let's spice things up and add more color. Follow along as I layer multiple colors and even complementary colors to create subtle nuances in my landscapes, without creating a muddy mess.


This module contains A BONUS LESSON where I demonstrate multiple ways to flatten your paintings once they've dried.

This module includes 10 video lessons and covers:

  • Adding More Color to the Layered Wash Technique

  • Working with Yellow

  • Flattening Your Watercolor Painting

Week 2

Module 3. Painting the Forest

Having painted the misty contours of your landscape, create pleasantly unexpected contrast in your landscapes with highly detailed elements. In this module, you'll learn how to paint coniferous and deciduous tree silhouettes. 


This module contains A BONUS LESSON where I show you how to add dimension to your silhouetted trees and bring them to the foreground.

This module includes 4 video lessons and covers:

  • Painting Finely Detailed Evergreen Trees

  • Painting Deciduous Trees in Winter 

  • Loosening the Grip: Painting More Evergreens

Week 3

Module 4. Understanding Composition & Assembling Your Landscape

When we paint landscapes from our imagination instead of photos, it can be challenging to know how to incorporate trees and other focal points so that the landscape looks realistic. In this module, you'll learn the rules of composition in art and learn to effortlessly apply them to create evocative and eye-catching landscapes. 

This module includes 4 video lessons and covers:

  • The Rules of Composition

  • The Rule of Thirds

  • Assembling the Composition

  • Adding Trees to Your Landscape

Week 4

Module 5. Adding by Taking Away

Negative space in a painting is space that is intentionally left unpainted to create a desired effect. I have found that this technique can be a bit tricky to use as it requires some planning. But it is also wonderful for creating expansive vistas and distinctive landscape features. 

This module includes 11 video lessons and covers:

  • Using Negative Space to Create an Expansive Vista

  • Using Negative Space to Create a Landscape Feature

Week 5

Module 6. Painting a Dramatic Sky

Sometimes the sky is the most dynamic & intriguing part of a landscape. Bravely use high-contrast color combinations to create expansive skies that immediately catch the eye. In this module, we'll apply the Layered Wash Technique to painting intriguing stormy and night skies. 

This module includes 12 video lessons and covers:

  • Painting a Stormy Sky

  • Painting a Night Sky 

  • Adding Stars to a Night Sky

Sometimes the sky is the most dynamic & intriguing part of a landscape. Bravely use high-contrast color combinations to create expansive skies that immediately catch the eye. In this module, we'll apply the Layered Wash Technique to painting intriguing stormy and night skies. 

Week 6

Module 7. Painting Sunlight

Dark, stormy skies are evocative and often create real emotion in landscapes. But direct sunlight, painted with rich warm colors can actually do the same. Learn how to incorporate a blazing sun near dusk or dawn, and lift out paint to create rays of light as they peek through the trees.

This module includes 8 video lessons and covers:

  • Painting Direct Sunlight

  • Painting Trees in Direct Sunlight

  • Lifting out Sunrays

Week 7

Module 8. Reflections in Still Water

Mastering the Layered Wash Technique paves the way for creating dynamic water scenes that stir the soul, too. Learn to create gorgeous, realistic tree-line reflections on calm water. 


This module contains A BONUS LESSON about framing your watercolor paintings once they are finished.

This module includes 5 video lessons and covers:

  • Reflections in Still Water

  • Adding Distinctive Trees to the Still Water Reflection

  • Framing Your Paintings

Week 8

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The Mastering Mood course is amazing and well worth the price! Dani has a very unique style of painting and it is so great to learn from her! Dani teaches the lessons in a very thorough, detailed and easy to follow method. If you ever have any trouble you will find great support. I highly recommend the course!

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Craving community & wanting to learn in a more supported way?

Feeling discouraged and limited by your current watercolor painting skills?

Ready to paint more intuitively and relax into the creative process rather than worrying about the outcome? 

Then you will enjoy...

24-hour peer support in our

exclusive private Facebook group 

Email support from me whenever you get stuck or need help


Two live Zoom video sessions with me for Q&A, feedback & critiques, personal reflection

A balanced learning experience. In this course, I teach technical watercolor painting techniques that will save you years of learning on your own

Throughout the course, I wholeheartedly encourage you to follow your intuition and imagination and to always tap into your own creative flow

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the format of the course?

The course is 100% digital and includes a mix of video tutorials & downloadable PDF files. So all you'll need is internet access & your recommended art supplies.

When can I start the course?

Module 1 will become available as soon as you enroll in the course. Every subsequent module (2-8) will become available on Saturday of every week (eg. Saturday, October 24: Module 2, Saturday, October 31: Module 3, etc.). 


Can I go at my own pace?

Yes! Once weekly content has dropped you can watch & re-watch each video lesson as often as you'd like. 

How long will I have access to the course?

Once you enroll, you can sign back into your account for a lifetime. 

Do you offer any discounts on this course for students in your former "online classroom"?

Yes! All current students will be receiving an email containing a 50% off discount code. If you are a student and did not get this email, please contact me directly and we'll get you set up! 

I am completely new to watercolors painting. Is this course appropriate for me?

Yep! In fact, I've created a bonus module just for you! There you'll find all the tools you'll need to understand the  fundamental watercolor principles & techniques

Is this my only opportunity to take this course?

After the cart closes on October 24, 2020, this course will not be available again until next year! 

If I change my mind after enrollment, can I receive a refund?

Your purchase is eligible for a full refund if a refund request is made before the enrollment deadline (11:59 PM MST on October 24th). Your purchase is no longer eligible for a refund outside of the open-cart period. 


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