Watercolor Seascapes

Capture the serenity of the sea...

Master the art of painting oceans, lakes, rivers, and more! stroke at a time.

Stunning Watercolor Seascapes
written and illustrated by Kolbie Blume

Watercolor Seascapes

Trust me: You have everything you need to paint the beauty and mystery of the ocean...

Yes please

...and maybe you could use a guide & a friend?

Hello, my friend!
I'm Kolbie, a self-taught watercolor artist...

...and I was terrified to paint the ocean.

Story time: After I started getting into the groove of painting simple watercolor landscapes, I tried my hand at painting a seascape -- and it was a MAJOR fail. My waves still looked like mountains, and it seemed impossible to capture the complexity of moving water. So, I stopped trying... for a while. 

Then, I discovered something that made this impossible subject seem actually doable... and in this book, I want to teach you everything I've learned.


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"....[this book] will have you looking at the world in a new way!"

 "Detailed step-by-steps, inventive projects, and clear instructions, Stunning Watercolor Seascapes will make you want to dive right in! Kolbie’s ability to break down seemingly complicated projects into easy steps will not only give you the confidence to paint seascapes, but will have you looking at the world around you in a new way!” 

Sarah Cray
artist, illustrator, and
co-founder of Let's Make Art

"Kolbie has a true gift of... empowering beginners."

Stunning Watercolor Seascapes will equip you with clear methods and strategies to capture all kinds of inspiring ocean scenes. Kolbie’s encouraging voice will be there to keep you motivated and reassured every step of the way!”

Rosalie Haizlett
Skillshare Top Teacher, nature illustrator, and bestselling author of Watercolor in Nature

“The Queen of Watercolor Landscapes strikes again!"

"In this book, Kolbie generously guides students through an array of projects that are certain to have even the most novice of artists amazed at what they’re able to create. If you’re keen to paint lovely seascapes, look no further - this is the book for you!”

Cara Rosalie Olsen
artist and author of
Botanical Watercoloring for Beginners

"Kolbie sincerely cares about your watercolor journey."

"Kolbie sincerely cares about your watercolor journey, from building a beautiful and fulfilling art routine to honing your skills and talents. She candidly shares her incredible skills and vast knowledge so generously with us all in her beautiful new book! Learn everything you'd like to know about how to paint stunning watercolor seascapes in these easy-to-follow lessons!"

Sarah Simon of The Mint Gardener
artist and bestselling author of Watercolor Workbook

Watercolor Seascapes


Preorder today, and you'll get some great bonuses!

Preorders are SO important for book sales these days, which is why I'm offering a whole slew of amazing bonuses! Check out all the bonuses below, and submit your proof of purchase to qualify. 

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Here's what to expect


The first chapter is all about watercolor and seascape basics, so you can prep for the adventures to come!


Six whole chapters of step-by-step projects and clear instructions, so you'll always know exactly what comes next and why


This part is up to you! All I can do is show you the way, but it's up to you to actually show up, my friend. But I know this to be true -- you can do hard things!

psst...want a peek inside?

Watercolor Seascapes

Breaking down the basics

Need a little help getting started? Chapter One is all about breaking down watercolor supplies and basic techniques (for both watercolor in general and painting seascapes specifically) so you can dive into the projects with confidence -- even if you're a complete beginner. 

Captivating oceanscapes

The ocean plays a major role in the 25 step-by-step projects throughout the book, and we'll take a look at several unique perspectives! From deep under the sea, to sunlight dancing on the waves, to breathtaking beaches, we'll explore what it means to be a sea-faring watercolor artist. 

Dancing Light

Transparency is one of watercolor's most magical qualities, and several projects in the book will shed some light on creating glimmering ocean surfaces and dazzling skies -- because light is one of the most captivating pieces of moving water.

Complex compositions... made simple

A fool-proof way to level-up your watercolor game? Composition. As you progress through the projects in the book, the scenes will get more and more complex -- but I'll help break down the process of building up these complex compositions with doable techniques and easy-to-understand principles that will help elevate your work. 

mini course

I filmed myself painting THREE of the projects in the book -- if you submit your proof of preorder, you'll get this mini course totally free! 

bonus e-book

Stunning Watercolor Seascapes has 25 step-by-step projects -- but I have a little secret...

...when I first wrote the book, I actually designed 30 projects, 5 of which I had to cut for printing reasons. 

The good news is that we decided to turn those cut projects into a little e-book! Anyone who preorders will get access to the bonus projects, totally free. Just submit your proof of purchase in the form!

mini print

I'm ordering a limited-edition set of artist-quality mini prints of some of my favorite projects from the book -- anyone who submits their preorder will be on the list to receive one! 

Watercolor Seascapes

"But what if my projects don't look like yours? There's no way I can paint like that..."

- me, 5 years ago

Look, when it comes to loud inner critics, mine comes with a megaphone and a foghorn -- I know what it's like to have a voice constantly reminding you how much you're not doing.

The truth is that your projects probably won't look like mine -- because they're yours. And that's exactly what makes them so special.

Creativity isn't about results, making masterpieces -- it's about celebrating how magical this moment can be, right here, exactly as you are. It's about the tiny moments of wonder that happen when colors blend and ideas flow. Creativity is for you, not for anyone else.


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