FEARLESS WATERSCAPES WITH SHUANG LI
2 Hours, 56 Minutes
Shuang opens your eyes to a different way of looking at water. You’ll discover that unlike other subjects, you can’t translate water directly from a photo to a painting; you have to first learn the language. Shuang shows you how working from multiple reference photos helps you capture the true emotion of water.
FEARLESS LANDSCAPES WITH SHUANG LI
2 Hours, 59 Minutes
If you’re looking to loosen up your watercolor landscapes but are afraid you’ll lose control of the paint or end up with mud, leave the fear behind with artist and workshop instructor Shuang Li.
Shuang openly shares her own techniques that will give you the freedom to enjoy watercolor as you create paintings that stay fresh and allow you to achieve the expressive results you desire. It’s all here for you — exercises to help you simplify the landscape, composition tricks, and much more so you’ll have a confident start and a fantastic finished painting that doesn’t have unnecessary details.
GLOWING WATERCOLORS WITH BRENDA SWENSON
2 Hours, 54 Minutes
An observer of life, Brenda Swenson has a particular talent for observing the beauty, color, and glow found in everyday scenes and bringing these elements into her paintings.
The technique of painting in the negative space will have you developing your composition with layers of color — you’ll be painting around a subject to define it rather than painting the object itself.
MICHAEL HOLTER: 7 STEPS TO WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPES
3 Hours, 45 Minutes
There are a thousand decisions to make in a landscape painting. Avoid artistic overwhelm with Michael Holter’s 7 Steps to Watercolor Landscapes. By taking your work one step at a time, you can enjoy the process and focus on what really matters at each stage of your painting. Plus, you’ll feel confident tackling any landscape subject after you see Michael work through two different demos, start to finish.
7 STEPS TO WATERCOLOR PORTRAITS WITH MICHAEL HOLTER
5 Hours, 36 Minutes
In7 Steps to Watercolor Portraits, you’ll discover how to get a good composition for your painting and how to get it down onto your drawing paper accurately every time. You’ll uncover Michael’s secrets for using warm and cool for a portrait that sparkles … plus numerous tips that bring it all together.
WAVES, WATER & CLOUDS BY BIRGIT O'CONNOR
1 Hour, 26 Minutes
Painting demonstrations include wetlands, marsh grass, wind blown water, still water, wet sand reflections, and clouds (fluffy, soft and atmospheric.) Learn how to keep it fun and simple, while creating effective paintings of water and crashing waves with amazing results. We will touch on a variety of different styles from loose, realistic and impressionistic.
WATERCOLOR CALLA LILY WITH BIRGIT O'CONNOR
1 Hour, 34 Minutes
Keep the composition simple, work with values, shape and shadow to form these beautiful flowers. Build rich deep color in the background and turn this elegant flower into a dramatic painting. Paint these graceful flowers using very little color and learn how to direct the viewer's eye into the center with simple values. Make those white flowers pop with shadows and shapes.
WATERCOLOR FALL GRAPES & LEAVES WITH BIRGIT O'CONNOR
Learn how much water to use to get juicy flowing color and how to unify areas where needed. Feel as if you are having your own private lesson and enjoy learning how to paint these grapes & leaves. Enjoy moving water and color to create a dynamic painting, learn how you don't need to paint every detail you see. Lets play with juicy color, watch it flow and learn how you can change texture by simply changing the pressure of the brush.
WATERCOLOR WORKSHOP - THE STAR FLOWER WITH BIRGIT O'CONNOR
1 Hour, 15 Minutes
This is one of O'Connor's most popular lessons, filmed live in an actual workshop.
Learn how to get that glow inside the flower by glazing warm colors over cool. Let the color flow and build a rich dramatic background. Discover how to create shape, shadow and form with simple step-by-step instruction. Hear students ask questions and have the feeling that you too are in the workshop. Shape petals by using value and different strokes, paint those complicated centers of a flower without masking.
FROM PHOTOS TO FANTASTIC: PAINTING WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPES WITH IAIN STEWART
1 Hour, 45 Minutes
Using a photo reference as your guide, learn drawing and painting techniques to adjust the composition for a more aesthetically pleasing artwork and strong foundation. Adapt your painting to suit your needs and discover tools and techniques for dry brushing, color mixing, shapes and edge work, variegated wash and more. With Iain's expert tips and tricks you will be painting watercolor landscapes full of light in no time. You will learn watercolor landscape techniques, painting from photos, and how to paint a strong composition.
FROM PHOTOS TO FANTASTIC: PAINTING WATERCOLOR SEASCAPES WITH IAIN STEWART
1 Hour, 59 Minutes
Discover techniques for changing the mood of your painting. While painting this historic castle of Scotland you learn how to sketch your scene to determine the best composition, how to paint water, light, and an incoming tide. You will learn to paint seascapes and landscapes in watercolor, how to change the tone and mood of a painting, and watercolor techniques for better landscape paintings using a photo reference.
FROM PHOTOS TO FANTASTIC: PAINTING WATERCOLOR CITYSCAPES WITH IAIN STEWART
1 Hour, 46 Minutes
Watercolor artist Iain Stewart will show you have to transform your photo reference into a painting more beautiful than the original scene with artistic interpretation. Start with learning how to draw preliminary and final sketches for a strong composition. Take creative license and change the light and color to make a bright and stunning painting. Along the way you will learn watercolor techniques such as working with variegated colors, dry brushing, negative, painting tips for color mixing, creating figures within the cityscape, and more! You will learn watercolor painting techniques and enjoy painting watercolor cityscapes.
Each issue includes drawing inspiration and an artist interview, plus a sneak peek at new titles that will help you learn to draw and paint!