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:
- 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)
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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.