John Hoar: Simplifying Watercolors

I was inspired whilst watching this video. I think that it’s such an incredible skill in any painting whether it be acrylics, oils or watercolors, to be able to simplify a painting and then just walk away contented. John Hoar is probably one of the most exciting watercolorists in Britain today. His dynamic impressionistic style is based on simplifying the painting process. In this exciting video tutorial John paints on the stunning North Norfolk Coast in and around the picturesque harbour of Blakeney and in the next door village of Cley Next the Sea.

Using only two brushes and five colors, John shows how to strip a scene down to it’s basics and interpret it as a loose dynamic watercolor. Not to be missed.

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind comments. John Hoar is a complete one off – a real character and one of the finest watercolour painters around. See his other release Watercolour without Tears – the trailer is also here on You Tube.

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    2. John Hoar is fantastic; I do have his DVD and absolutely love his sensibility, style, and sense of humour. Highly recommended for those who believe watercolour painting must be really complicated. Well it doesn’t. After watching his instructions on how to paint a vase of flowers in a loose impressionistic style, for example, I did a similar, impressionistic version of the flowers from my garden and that’s best painting I’ve done in a while! Now I’m just going on and on. Thank you John!

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    3. You say it’s very difficult, but let’s be honest, he’s been doing it for many years and even one year of hard training in watercolour (as long as you already have a good base in art) would be enough to get at least proficient. And then after that it’s just improving and improving.

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