Learn to Paint
Realistic and Stunning
in as little as 20 hours!!
Have you felt drawn towards painting but never really honed the skill because "something" keeps holding you back?
Ever been curious about how good you could get if you had the right instruction and really gave yourself the chance?
Yes?Well, then I'm glad you found me!
My name is Anna Mason and I'm an award-winning professional artist. I love to paint detailed, vibrant watercolours inspired by nature.
I started painting when I was 2 years old, did A LOT of it throughout my childhood, then left it behind, went off to university and got a “real job.” But, though it took a backseat for many years, my creative passion never disappeared. I expect yours hasn't either.
I was 26 when I made the decision to immerse myself in art again and began creating realistic watercolours in my spare time. I went on to win some awards, some of them quite prestigious, and I realised that I was onto something.
I've never taken a class. I'm entirely self-taught. And now I'm passionate about helping others to learn to paint just like me!
Here, I explain how the school works
Learn a proven method
that's suitable for all skill levels
I've refined my unique method for painting amazingly life—like botanical art over the course of my years as a hobbyist turned pro, and for the last 7 years, have taught this method to thousands of people from over 70 countries worldwide.
The work from my students that you see on this website is not touched up or altered in any way — these are real paintings done by people just like you! Many of the artists you see here were beginners with little to no experience yet they learned to paint with watercolours like someone who had been painting for years.
My clear, step-by-step video tutorials focus on STRUCTURED PRACTICE, which helps you to overcome emotional blocks and negative self-doubt, transforming the experience to one that's positive, empowering, and fun!
My basic principles of painting with watercolours can be applied to other subjects as well, so you can paint portraits of people or pets, landscapes, building and structures, and more. Once you know what to do, you can take this wherever you want to go!
How could I possibly learn this stuff in 20 hours?
As Joshua Kaufman writes in his best-selling book, The First 20 Hours, rapid skill acquisition is possible if you have 3 things:
The ability to deconstruct the skill:
Each of my painting tutorials offers a clear and systematic approach to painting the subject matter, laying important foundational skills that you build upon as you become more proficient with the method.
The right tools:
A PDF listing my recommended set of paints, paper, brushes and palette is freely offered on my website (yes, even if you don't take one of my classes). Having the right tools when working with watercolour is absolutely essential!
Each class provides the structure you need to practice with ease, avoid common mistakes, and gain confidence in your work.
You might not be ready to hold your own exhibition after 20 hours — but, as I've seen time and time again, you could be well on your way and feeling great about your progress!