Basic Watercolor Bundle

Beginner's Bundle: Three Complete Courses

Watercolor is a versatile painting medium for a wide range of expression from representational paintings to loose and fluid abstracts. This bundle of courses was created for you, the first-time watercolor artist, maybe you haven’t picked-up a brush in a few years or you are looking for a few tips. Join Dale L Popovich IWS as he walks you through what it takes to create a powerful watercolor all in the comfort of your own studio.

All three courses are landscapes. Dale tells his studio students to start with landscapes, because nature is forgiving and an excellent learning tool. If your placement of a branch on a tree and it is a little off most likely no one will notice. But if you are painting a portrait and don’t get the proportions spot on well, you will have a less than desirable result. Adding to the mix you are learning a new medium – working with wet-on-wet and dry-on-wet techniques, handling your brushes and learning timing. Portraits, animals and flowers will come in due time. Painting landscapes helps quickly build your confidence.

All three courses include:

• Materials in PDF and JPG format

• Popovich’s personal Material List

• Photo Reference

•Video Lessons

Learn the Basic Principles of Watercolor

Dale walks through the essential information regarding brushes, paints, papers, and additional supplies. From there he will take you through the three phases of painting a watercolor as a Paint-Along. You will watch the video and then recreate what he did on the video. This subject is a rural autumn scene in Upper Peninsula of Michigan. We recommend you start with this course.

Learn How to Paint in Watercolor – An Alaskan Farmstead Landscape Paint-Along

As in all Dale’s courses he will have you start to think about your painting before you apply a single brush stroke. Throughout this course he will share his personal Artist’s Notes. He will discuss The Four Basic Principles of Painting which is key for a successful watercolor painting. This course is done as a Paint-Along. He will introduction you to aerial perspective – making objects and background recede and foreground come forward. Learn how to lay down rich, intense fluid colors and techniques in blending, lifting and glazing colors. Finally, Dale will share how to create special effects without using your brush.

I-Hour Limited Color Watercolor Demo: Hope, Alaska Landscape

Dale gives an insight into the watercolor techniques that creates a successful paintings and along with focusing on the use of transparent watercolors in a landscape scene.

Dale discusses how to start a painting, limited color palette, where you can simplify, and take liberties, and much, much more. He will share his watercolor painting tips & techniques, explaining how to gain real control in wet-in-wet and dry-on-dry blending and not overworking your painting.

Dale will help you to get to know your watercolors and give you the confidence to paint impressive work in this wonderful medium all in the comfort of your own studio.

All three courses have a Comments Area at the bottom of each lesson so you can post your watercolor questions and we also offer a private Facebook page.

Your Instructor

Dale L Popovich IWS
Dale L Popovich IWS
Observer. Artist. Watercolorist. Dale L. Popovich IWS is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher who is passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. Talent and training aside, it’s Dale’s vision that best informs his work. By age 20 he lost 80% of his eyesight. Dale learned to rely on his mind’s eye to sustain him. After a nine-hour major brain surgery removing a cyst on his optic nerve, he had to learn how to walk and write again. With vision finally restored, he discovered he could see more clearly than before, efficiently filtering out the visual “noise” around him to focus on a subject’s essentials. His paintings began to reflect a certain purity of perception, and this “way of seeing” became the hallmark of his painting.

Spending his childhood summers in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Dale learned to love its colors, textures, denizens, and moods – developed his holistic approach to watercolor. Today, his paintings celebrate these American landscapes and man’s humble efforts to tame it.

Trained at The American Academy of Art in Chicago by Director and President, Irving Shapiro, AWS, Dale was deeply inspired by this great American twentieth-century watercolorist. Dale later taught for 22 years at The American Academy of Art.

Currently, Dale teaches at the prestigious Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. The Palette & Chisel is an association of representational artists, founded in Chicago in 1895. It is the second oldest artist organization in the United States. He also teaches at Mainstreet Art Center in Lake Zurich, IL, and the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL. Popovich has workshops, demos, and teaches weekly classes in his own studio in Highland. Also, Popovich and his wife launch an online art school, He wanted to share his knowledge with a broader audience. One of his passions is to Teach People to Truly See.

Professionally teaching since 1978, Dale has trained over 2000 students – mentoring many who are now successful, accomplished artists.

Dale and his wife, Marilee live in Northwest Indiana. In addition, they own a log cabin in the Great Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Dale is a member of the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Brown County Art Gallery Artists Association, Indiana Heritage Arts, a signature member of the Illinois Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Indiana, and Illiana Artists.

Devoted to both painting and teaching, Dale Popovich's work hangs in collections around the country. You can view more about Dale at


I have been an art instructor for over 40+ years and firmly believe that it’s important for the artist to know the fundamentals of art, drawing, composition, perspective, and color theory. It is only with this grounding in basics that the artist can give full play to his or her imagination, and depart from reality (either a little or a lot) to create the mood he or she is seeking to convey. After all, it is imagination coupled with skill and craftsmanship that is the key for any artist. Imagination is the child within all of us and cannot be lost.

Courses Included with Purchase

Learn the Basic Principles of Watercolor
Create a watercolor painting you will be proud to share with your family and friends this week
Dale L Popovich IWS
I-Hour Limited Color Watercolor Demo
Hope, Alaska Landscape
Dale L Popovich IWS
Learn How to Paint in Watercolor – An Alaskan Farmstead Landscape Paint-Along.
Create a watercolor this week that you will be proud to frame and give as a gift
Dale L Popovich IWS

Original Price: $189

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?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! All of our courses come with a 30-day money back guarantee based on the following factors: You watched all of the training videos for the course. You did all of the course studies included in the course: 1. Value Studies, Color Studies, Final Painting, and Additional assignments where applied. Email the above to [email protected] for review. You understand that this is the only circumstance where refunds will be given. Please note that refunds are not giving simply because you changed your mind or decided you don't feel like doing the course anymore. We are serious about our courses and only seek students who are committed to their own success and are willing to put in the work to get there. If you enroll in a course from Towering Winds Academy of Fine Arts, you are agreeing to this limited 30-day refund policy.

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