Learn How to Paint in Watercolor – An Alaskan Farmstead Landscape Paint-Along

Create a watercolor this week that you will be proud to frame and give as a gift

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In this Master's Series I will share with you why watercolor is a versatile painting medium for a wide range of expression from representational paintings to loose and fluid abstracts. This course was created for you, the first-time watercolor artist, maybe you haven’t picked-up a brush in a few years or you are looking for a few tips. Join me as I walk you through what it takes to create a powerful watercolor all in the comfort of your own studio.

This course can be done as a Paint-Along. You will learn:
  • As in all my courses I will have you start to think about your painting before you apply a single brush stroke
  • Throughout this course I will share my personal artists notes with you
  • Composition choices in a value study
  • Nearly 90 minutes of step-by-step video instruction
  • The four basic principles of painting
  • Introduction to aerial perspective. Making objects and background recede and foreground come forward.
  • Learn how to lay down rich, intense fluid colors
  • Techniques in blending, lifting and glazing colors
  • Learn how to get the best results
  • Create special effects without using your brush!

Course includes:

  • Popovich’s Artist’s Notes includes the value study and color study exercises
  • Dale’s Pencil Sketch on Watercolor
  • Popovich’s Personal Supply List for this painting
  • Printable Photo Reference 
Printable Value Studies and Color Study
  • 5 Paint-Along demonstration video lessons (almost 90 minutes)
  • Giclee print of the final painting (Added cost - shipping and handling included - two weeks for delivery)

Video Lessons:
- If You are New to Watercolor You Should Watch These Videos (39:43 minutes – four videos)
- STEP #1: The Block-In (7:46 minutes)
- STEP # 2: Establishing Secondary Masses (18:48 minutes - two videos)
- STEP # 3: Final Details including signing my painting (19:58 minutes - two videos)
- How do I Know if I'm Done? Step back, take a deep breath, and add a few well placed details (3:38 minutes)

Comments area to post your watercolor questions

PLUS we are offering the finished painting as an archival gIclee print at an additional charge

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Giclee printing is currently the highest quality standard for printing single or limited edition prints. The term "giclee" (pronounced "ZHEE-CLAY") is a French word meaning "to spray." Giclee prints are created by spraying millions of droplets of ink onto archival fine-art substrates. The word "giclee," as a fine-art term, has come to be associated with prints using fade-resistant archival pigmented inks printed on archival substrates by professional inkjet printers. Giclee prints represent the highest evolution in printmaking technology. The giclee printing process provides better color accuracy and richer depth of color than other means of art reproduction possible.

Your Instructor

Dale L Popovich IWS
Dale L Popovich IWS
Observer. Artist. Watercolorist. Dale L. Popovich IWS is an award-winning watercolorist and teacher 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. By age 20 he lost 80% of his eyesight. 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 and write again. With vision finally restored, he discovered he could see more clearly than before, efficiently 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 – developed his holistic approach to watercolor. 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 and President, Irving Shapiro, AWS, Dale was deeply inspired by this great American twentieth-century watercolorist. Dale later taught for 22 years at The American Academy of Art.

Currently, Dale teaches at the prestigious Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts in Chicago. The Palette & Chisel is an association of representational artists, founded in Chicago in 1895. It is the second oldest artist organization in the United States. He also teaches at Mainstreet Art Center in Lake Zurich, IL, and the Elmhurst Art Museum, Elmhurst, IL. Popovich has workshops, demos, and teaches weekly classes in his own studio in Highland. Also, Popovich and his wife launch an online art school, ToweringWindsAcademyOfFineArts.teachable.com. He wanted to share his knowledge with a broader audience. One of his passions is to Teach People to Truly See.

Professionally teaching since 1978, Dale has trained over 2000 students – mentoring many who are now successful, accomplished artists.

Dale and his wife, Marilee live in Northwest Indiana. In addition, they own a log cabin in the Great Northwoods of Wisconsin.

Dale is a member of the Palette & Chisel Academy of Fine Arts, Brown County Art Gallery Artists Association, Indiana Heritage Arts, a signature member of the Illinois Watercolor Society, Watercolor Society of Indiana, 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 40+ 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?
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 [email protected] 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.
Can I return the Giclee print?
The giclee print is non-refundable.

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