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!
- 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)
- 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
I personally find I get great inspiration looking and studying another artist's work. Well, I'm offering a high quality glisee print for you to enjoy and study. I get my work scanned and printed at one best studios in the USA, OsioBrown.com.
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What Is A Giclee Print?
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.
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.
StartIf You are New to Watercolor You Should Watch These Videos (39:43 – four videos)
StartLecture Materials, Reference, and Supply List
StartThe Key to Success is in the Planning (10:55 run time) (10:59)
StartStep 1: The Block-In (7:46 run time) (7:50)
StartStep 2: The Secondary Masses – part 1 (12:41 run time) (12:44)
StartStep 2: The Secondary Masses – part 2 (6:04 run time) (6:04)
StartStep 3: Final Details – part 1 (13:50 run time) (13:50)
StartStep 3: Final Details – part 2 (14:56 minutes) (14:59)
StartHow Do I Know I'm Done? (3:38 run time) (3:38)