Watercolor artist Steven Cronin guides you through his methods of taking on a Loch with a radiant sun. His expert commentary is useful and very easy to follow and makes watercolors enjoyable. What amazes me is how much coverage you can achieve in such little time with watercolors. So imitate his style and see what magic you can conjure up.
In this short video the artist demonstrates for you how an abstract landscape can be formed in acrylic paint. Using a variety of techniques and different tools, three small islands surrounded by water are formed in a somewhat autumnal color palette. By scraping, dabbing,and reworking you can quickly find yourself with an abstract picture which can have no limits. The beauty of abstract art is of course its ability to be complete personal interpretation and guidelines. Grab your kit and have a go with some of these ideas, you never know what you might be able to conjure up!
This is the concluding part of the two part series of ‘painting a sunset’ by Wilson Bickford. In this short video tutorial Bickford finalises his painting by adding the reflections and navigates you through the other processes which will take you through to a finalised painting. He uses a two inch scenery brush to drag the land mass down the page to form his reflection. Each step is excellently narrated and easy to follow so grab your brush and canvas and become as good as Bickford in ten minutes.
This is the second installation of the two part series by Steven Cronin showing you how to paint a beautiful Loch on a winter’s day in watercolors.
Artist Darrell Crow shows off his techniques for creating a calming quiet lake. With his use of a large flat two inch brush and a generous amount of Gausian Blue, he comes in from the edge of the painting to then taper off in the middle of the canvas. He selects his own horizon line to work from and shows the viewer that in essence, ‘less is more’. Easy to follow narrative accompanies this well put together video.
Darrell Crow Shows the aspiring artist how to start off with skills and tools needed in creating a calm, quiet lake. Good solid narrating accompanies this video.
Here Terry Harrison showcases his abilities to help you paint convincing reflections of trees within a lake. Effortless brushstrokes and minimal time allows easy practice for this classic and vital watercolor technique. Terry then goes on to tackle the mountain tops using a different medium, masking fluid. Learn to use this versatile medium and you’re halfway there as a watercolor artist!!
In this episode Bob Ross shows the viewer how to create a simple lake using a large flat horse hair brush. He then goes on to add some dark rocks within his waterfall to add finer detailing to the overall picture. New brush techniques are introduced and good quality narrating allows the viewer to easily understand Ross’ applications.
Artist Wilson Bickford starts this video with a breakdown of the colors he uses on his palette to take on a generic sunset. He discusses blending implications and the loading up of paint and expresses the importance of taking both these techniques to the canvas. He uses a selection of brushes including the the ‘fan brush’ to develop his clouds and horizon lines. It is a very easy to follow video with professional narrating. This is the first instalment of a two part mini series. Enjoy.
Darrell crow continues the series with this episode where he teaches the viewer how to capture the reflections of magnificent mountains in a still lake. He uses large and flat brushes and a variety of techniques which have been touched upon earlier in the series. These include the dry brush technique combined with an almost stippled style. Good fun and I’m sure your end result won’t be too bad either.