Creative Catalyst Productions - Capturing Light in Watercolor - Landscape Painting with Thomas W Schal

Capturing Light in Watercolor - Landscape Painting with Thomas W Schaller


Artist: Thomas W Schaller
Producer: North Light
SKU: 22-TWS3d
Runtime: 106 mins
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Join Thomas Schaller in this video workshop as he teaches you how to use light reflecting on a river as the focal point for a landscape painting. Schaller begins your lesson with a quick sketch that becomes the blueprint for the final painting. He'll show you composition tips for sketching and he'll explain how to plan the placement of lights and darks. Next, Schaller starts the painting itself where he works from light to dark starting with the sky and moving to the luminous river. Follow along as Schaller demonstrates how to paint a strong composition using only three values. During this workshop you'll also learn to use warm and cool tones to paint vibrant trees, skies, water, a bridge and more .


In Capturing Light in Watercolor, Landscape Painting you will find:

  • A start to finish demonstration of painting a stunning landscape in Ireland
  • Techniques for saving the white of the paper for a luminous "river of light"
  • Lessons on color mixing and tips for using gravity to help your paint flow and blend

About Thomas Schaller
Following a 20-year career in New York City as an architect and architectural artist, Tom Schaller is now a premier artist and instructor in the watercolor medium. With a focus on painting light, Tom teaches workshops around the world, including his Architecture of Light workshop. He has won multiple awards for his watercolor art, including the Hugh Ferriss Memorial Prize and has been published in several publications, including Watercolor Artist, International Artist, Southwest Art, and many others. His work can be found in various collections and exhibitions. He is a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, the California Art Club, and the North American Watercolor Artists.

For sketching:
Faber-Castell soft lead pencils
Clutch pencil with 6B lead

Holbein pigments, artists' grade or
Daniel Smith Thomas Schaller palette
More sediment-based paints, rather than staining pigments

  • Verditer blue
  • Cobalt blue
  • Mineral Violet
  • Neutral Tint
  • Ultramarine
  • Cobalt teal
  • Blue-green
  • Violet
  • Shadow green
  • Alizarin crimson
  • Yellow ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Manganese blue
  • Lavender

Escoda aquarielle mop brushes in various sizes
Escoda Prada round no. 12

Steve Fanelli brass palette
Spray bottle
Water jars