Crawshaw expresses his love for watercolors here in this short video tutorial. He goes on to explain how to create a wash and merge the colors together. His popular expression of ‘practice practice practice’ is ever present and his encouraging tone of voice whilst teaching is hard not to love. Pick up your brushes and give this tutorial a chance and before you know it you’ll be a watercolors pro.
During part one in this playlist with Alwyn you’ll learn all the materials to get started painting with oils. Alwyn then goes on to demonstrate brushwork techniques and color mixing to help you understand how oils work and can be manipulated. He then shows you the process of painting with oils—from creating an ‘under painting’ and tonal values to layering and blending color and correcting mistakes. As you would expect its very well presented and narrated and Alwyn creates simple landscapes and elements of the landscape such as figures, trees, skies, water and more. Because the video is so detailed in such a short space of time, by the end of it you will be well on your way to creating fabulous oil paintings.
Tv Arts pro and all round nice guy tells you in this video how to become accommodated with your paints. He talks of the brand names he used in some of his work, names like Daler Rowney and Cryla are mentioned alongside their properties. Versatile paints and practice are a must if you are to become good at your game, so take on all the free advice Alwyn has to offer and have a go.
Alwyn offers complete peace of mind with his skills in acrylics. This tutorial guides you through his techniques including the ability to fill in, detailing in the foreground, and the use of a thickening medium to make his acrylics more malleable. He talks of brush strokes also and where and when they should be used for specific areas of the painting. Follow his techniques and expert advice closely and you’re sure to learn a thing or two.