I-Hour Limited Color Watercolor Demo

Hope, Alaska Landscape


Dale L Popovich IWS gives an insight into the watercolor techniques that creates a successful paintings and along with focusing on the use of transparent watercolors in a landscape scene.

Dale takes you through an hour demo he did for his students at Mainstreet Art Center in Lake Zurich, IL. This painting is of a rustic town he explored in Hope, Alaska a few years ago.

The course includes lecture materials and videos so you can try your hand at this charming scene.

In this course you get:

  • Materials List
  • Reference photo
  • Artist’s Notes which includes a value sketch and finished painting
  • Two videos

Dale discusses how to start a painting, color palette, where you can simplify, and take liberties, and much, much more. With his watercolor painting tips & techniques, he explains how to gain real control in wet-in-wet and dry-on-dry blending and not overworking your painting.

Dale will help you to get to know your watercolors and give you the confidence to paint impressive work in this wonderful medium all in the comfort of your own studio.

Your Instructor

Dale L Popovich IWS
Dale L Popovich IWS

Observer. Artist. Watercolorist. Dale L. Popovich IWS is an award-winning watercolorist, teacher and signature member of the Illinois Watercolor Society who is passionate about capturing the raw beauty of the American landscape with the fluid stroke of a brush. Talent and training aside, it's Dale's vision that best informs his work. Temporarily blinded at age 20 for 1-1/2 years, Dale learned to rely on his mind's eye to sustain him. After a nine hour major brain surgery removing a cyst on his optic nerve, he had to learn how to walk, talk and write again. With vision finally restored, he discovered he could see more clearly than before, easily filtering out the visual “noise” around him to focus on a subject's essentials. His paintings began to reflect a certain purity of perception, and this “way of seeing” became the hallmark of his painting.

Spending his childhood summers in the Northwoods of Wisconsin, Dale learned to love its colors, textures, denizens and moods. Today, his paintings celebrate these American landscapes and man's humble efforts to tame it.

Trained at The American Academy of Art in Chicago by Director, President, Irving Shapiro, AWS. Dale was deeply inspired by this great American twentieth-century Master Watercolorist. Dale later taught for many years at The American Academy of Art.

Currently, he teaches at the prestigious Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Chicago,Mainstreet Art Center, Lake Zurich, IL, Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL and in his own studio. Through his 36+ years of professional teaching drawing and painting techniques and skills, Dale has taught over 2000 students – mentoring many who are successful, accomplished artists teaching them to truly see. Now, he is bringing all his vast knowledge to Towering Winds Academy of Fine Arts.

Dale is a member of the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Brown County Art Gallery Artists Association, Indiana Heritage Arts, Illinois Watercolor Society and Illiana Artists. Devoted to both painting and teaching, Dale Popovich's work hangs in collections around the country. You can view more about Dale at DalePopovich.com.

I have been an art instructor for over 39+ years and firmly believe that it’s important for the artist to know the fundamentals of art, drawing, composition, perspective and color theory. It is only with this grounding in basics that the artist can give full play to his or her imagination, and depart from reality (either a little or a lot) to create the mood he or she is seeking to convey. After all, it is imagination coupled with skill and craftsmanship that is the key for any artist. Imagination is the child within all of us and cannot be lost.

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! All of our courses come with a 30-day money back guarantee based on the following factors: You watched all of the training videos for the course. You did all of the course studies included in the course: • Value Studies • Color Studies • Final Painting • Additional assignments where applied. Email the above to info@ToweringWinds.com for review. You understand that this is the only circumstance where refunds will be given. Please note that refunds are not giving simply because you changed your mind or decided you don't feel like doing the course anymore. We are serious about our courses and only seek students who are committed to their own success and are willing to put in the work to get there. If you enroll in a course from Towering Winds Academy of Fine Arts, you are agreeing to this limited 30-day refund policy.

Get started now!