Painting a Fishing Boat in Watercolor for Beginners

Learn how to draw a small fishing boat. Then, learn how to paint a small fishing boat. And then learn to paint a sea scene with a small fishing boat.

Learn the essential basics of watercolor painting.

In this step by step lesson you will learn:

How to draw a small Japanese fishing boat (which will help you paint any kind of boat).

How to paint a small Japanese fishing boat including how to paint an authentic looking reflection.

How to paint a beautiful sea scene and include a small Japanese fishing boat.


You need a minimum of materials: just 3 brushes and 3 paints. There is a downloadable checklist with online links to dickblick art store.

For those who struggle with drawing there is a downloadable sketch which you can print off and use.

There is also a lesson for those who want to improve their free hand drawing and learn to draw a boat.

And when we tackle the main painting each stage is laid out in clear and simple steps.

Finally, you get the chance to show me your work and get my feedback and to show me one more painting and get one more piece of feedback.

Your Instructor

Gareth Naylor
Gareth Naylor

I am an English man living in Japan. I have been traveling around this interesting and wonderful country painting whatever takes my fancy for 18 years. Mostly, I love to paint landscapes and to capture the atmospheric quality of scenes at a particular moment in time.

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! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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