A Cindy Briggs Online Watercolor Program

In This Online Course You Will Learn


Cindy shares her methods through step-by-step video lessons and colorful reference material downloads in this online video program. As soon as we get your access information to you you’ll have access to 20+ videos that you can watch and rewatch anytime on your own schedule. 

You’ll learn techniques that you can apply towards other by-the-sea subjects and paint from your own photographs too such as:

  • How to fill your journals with flowing lines and flowing colors

  • How to easily see and draw shapes

  • How to make your colors glow

  • How to capture sunlight with your paintbrush

  • How to create with captivating color

  • How to mingle colors for exciting color transitions

  • How to mix colors more confidently

  • How to loosen up your brushwork

  • How to simplify complex scenes

  • How to make values work for you

  • How to infuse your paintings with unexpected color


And more…

This online program is open to everyone. From watercolor basics to more advanced projects so you can start from wherever you are.

Awaiting you is anytime access to easy-to-follow video lessons, bonus webinar recordings, our friendly Facebook group and tutorials on watercolor basics. We’ll also have new bonus paint-along webinars that you can attend or wait for the recording.

Paint By-The-Sea ALL YEAR LONG!

Cindy brings the sea to you in this online program with online access for a FULL YEAR. 

You will build your portfolio of skills and confidence in approaching new subjects as you paint a wide range of scenes from the coasts of California to Maine and Portugal to Greece. You’ll discover how you can fill your travel journals with illuminating watercolors that share your own journey.

12+ Video Watercolor Lessons from Start to Finish.

From simple lessons to how to simplify complex subjects you’ll enjoy a wide range of painting experiences. It’s like going on my plein air art tours without the travel expenses. You’ll paint:

  • Simple Seashells

  • Palm Tree

  • Santa Barbara Beach

  • Italian Row Boat

  • Maine Lighthouses

  • Beach Umbrella

  • French Fishing Boats

  • Seaside Spanish Village

  • Bicycle on the Beach

  • Plein Air Portugal

  • Flamingos

  • Carmel-by-the-Sea

Included in the Watercolors-by-the-Sea VIP Package

Bonus: FREE One Month of All About Watercolors Membership Program

Bonus: Two Plein Air Bonus Videos plus PDF printouts

Bonus: 3 Paint-Along Webinars. We’ll start with a meet and greet then follow up with a fun paint-along and have live Q&A. Recordings will be added to the site for you to watch at your convenience. 

Bonus: 7 Webinar Recordings: Easy Light House – how to paint shapes and values, Stormy Sea – cool colors on the Italian Coast, Quick Sketch Sunset in Camogli, Italy, California Watercolor Waves, Santorini-by-the-Sea, Umbrellas-by-the-Sea, and Caribbean Sky

Bonus: 10 Paint-Along Recordings

Bonus: Watercolor Demonstrations from my travels

Bonus: Reference Images for you to paint from

Included in the VIP Package is a FREE one month access to my "All About Watercolors" Membership Program

Learn more about the All About Watercolors Membership Program

Quotes by Cindy's Students 

Kathryn M.

Wow! Cindy brings to life sketching as art form! She has a light touch with her sketching and painting, and with her instruction. The on-line Facebook closed group of others in the class really is motivating. There is a sense of community; it is fun to share and see how others approach a particular subject. I’ve really enjoyed this class!

Marie M.

I feel more free to be myself in this online class, where I don’t have to look anyone in the eye (I am pathetically self-critical) …. And I learn so much from other classmates’ comments and from others’ work, because I am relaxed. The material is fun and Cindy is inspiring. I haven’t painted this often, Ever!!

Robin R.

Cindy is a delightful guide to artists of all levels, and her videos are easy to follow. I’ve enjoyed the quick-draw projects and have applied many of her techniques to my other paintings.

Marleen V.

Loving this online course-no pressure, good , clear instruction and lots of positive, constructive feedback..it’s all good!

Why paint watercolors with Cindy?


Who is Cindy Briggs and why would I want to learn watercolor painting from her?” That’s probably the question you’ve got in mind at this point.

To answer that question,... Teaching watercolors for over 25 years, I truly enjoy working with and helping my students on their creative journey en plein air, in the studio and online. 

I am:

✓ Featured in Plein Air Magazine, American Watercolor and Outdoor Painter in 2021.

✓ A master of translucent watercolors; I've gained recognition for my sun-drenched landscapes, luminous flowers, and striking portraits,

✓ An internationally recognized artist whose work has been accepted into juried award shows and exhibited in several galleries across the US.  My work has also been featured in publications including Watercolor Magazine, Plein Air Magazine, Outdoor Painter, and Conde Nast. 

✓A featured online workshop instructor for the Smithsonian Studio Arts Programs, University of Utah, GoTerracotta.org and French Escapade.

✓ An International Workshop Instructor for over 20 years.  Scenic destinations from Spain, Italy, France, to Quebec and Greece are popular in Cindy's workshops with more starting in 2022.  

✓ A featured instructor at many special events and art centers, such as Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah, and the Art Station in Bend, Oregon.  

✓ A Daniel Smith showcased artist who has worked with Daniel Smith stores teaching workshops, conducting demonstrations, and creating videos,

✓ An award winning artist whose work has been juried into several National and International Exhibitions. I have also served as a juror for exhibitions, museum shows and art festivals.   

✓ A graduate with a degree in Design with experience as an advertising art director for leading agencies in San Francisco, Seattle and Los Angeles.  This gave me in-depth experience in lighting, design and conceptual thinking which influences my work and teaching approach.