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Video course by @seanastya



4 video lessons about water transparency
and stones under water from Anastasia Petryaeva
with English voice-over



“It is life, I think, to watch the water. A man can learn so many things.”

Nicholas Sparks

Water has always been an inexhaustible source of inspiration for artists. Its transparency and movement, the play of glints and reflections are mesmerizing. The splash of waves and the play of shades will give you peace of mind. In this course we will learn how to depict the transparency of water and discover the principles and techniques for creating realistic watercolors.

Lesson contents


Theory unit

Available ✔️
Duration: 50 min
English voice-over, subtitles

We'll do some preparatory exercises in which I will explain the main points and patterns of depicting transparency and stones under water. You will learn to spot these principles, choose good references, and remember the basic knowledge of depicting three-dimensional objects.


Forest river

Available ✔️
Duration: 1 hour 15 min
English voice-over, subtitles

We will paint a shallow forest river. We'll focus on the image of stones under water, reflections and transparency.


Cozy coast

Available ✔️
Duration: 1 hour 25 min
English voice-over, subtitles

We'll paint a plot with a sandy shore, in which we will learn to depict the depth of water without waves, while showing its transparency and expressive reflections.


Clear day

Available ✔️
Duration: 1 hour 30 min
English voice-over, subtitles

We'll paint a landscape with a mountain lake on a clear day. We will put to practice the gained knowledge, depict the transparency of water at different depths as well as dry and wet stones.


Glare and stones

Available ✔️
Duration: 1 hour 40 min
English voice-over, subtitles

As a final plot, we'll paint a plot with shallow water where we'll learn to convey the materiality of stones and water. We'll practice depicting small waves and sun glints.

The image of water is my passion. I want to share with you my many years' experience of observation and practice.

I have carefully selected the best references that will ensure your immersion in the subject and

allow you to enjoy the process and significantly improve your watercolor skills and artistic vision.

Welcome to the journey along the picturesque shores!


Anastasia Petryaeva @seanastya,
the author of the course


4 landscapes




  • watercolor paints (Van Gogh, Mijello, Shinhan or others) -more details about the colors used and how they can be replaced will be in the course;
  • watercolor paper 100% cotton 280-300 gr Baohong / Saunders Waterford / Arches / Fabriano/ Hahnemühle;
  • masking tape
  • a plastic palette

Feedback and student's works

(Find more under tag #seanastya_lessons)

What skill levels is this course suitable for?

This course is aimed at those who continue to study watercolor techniques, but it is also suitable for beginners, since I have included the basic knowledge and principles that the realistic approach to watercolor is based on.

Access to the course

You get unlimited access to the course and can study at any time convenient for you. Feedback is also not limited in time, you can send me works as soon as they are ready. I am always in touch with you.

What is included in the course?

The course consists of 4 detailed video lessons, 3 exercises with a total duration of 6.5 hours, as well as additional materials in the form of schemes, color layouts and photo references. You can also get feedback on all works by choosing the "With feedback" option

If you don't have some materials?

Above, I have indicated the materials that I recommend and use constantly myself. But your materials may differ and that's okay!
You can use your usual brushes and paints. If you do not have some pigments, many of them can be replaced with similar ones or can be mixed. I use masking fluid in two out of four works and it really comes in handy.




You get unlimited access to the course

of 4 video lessons and 3 exercises for self-study.

Buy (MasterCard only)





You get unlimited access to the course

of 4 video lessons and 3 exercises with feedback from me

on all your artworks.

I check your work on Instagram, Telegram or WhatsApp

and explain what you need to pay attention to.

Buy (MasterCard only)

To pay for course(using PayPal) please contact me in direct or in telegram

If you have any questions

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Secrets of water

Video course of 3 video lessons

1️⃣ Sparkling on the waves
Let's do the exercise to understand the basic principles of painting water. We will paint a watercolor with highlights on the water.

2️⃣ Boat on water
Let's dive into the intricacies of the image of water. We will talk in more detail about the colors of sea water, learn how to make beautiful reflections.

3️⃣Stones under water
Increasing the difficulty. We will learn how to show the transparency of water and draw stones under water and shadows from objects "hovering" above the water.

You get unlimited access to the course of three video lessons for self-study or You can get unlimited access to the course with my feedback for all artworks. I check your artworks and explain what you need to pay attention to.


✔️Access: forever;

✔️Translation: English voice-over, subtitles;

✔️Running time: ~4 hours;

More info