Here is a great project to start learning to paint color landscapes. Once you learn the techniques you can start copying nature and masterworks and that is the last step toward becoming talented in art.Scroll down

You will need a #6 or #7 round hair brush, a #1 or #2 round hair brush, a fan brush, a se o watercolors, some scrap paper, and some watercolor paper.

If you don't have watercolor paper you can use posterboard and if you don't have a fan brush you can mash a 1/2 or 3/4-inch flat bristle and hold it with your finger to paint the leaves. I demonstrated this brush technique in the Chinese Waterbird Lesson.