This video features watercolor artist John Baxter painting a scene including an estuary, boats, trees and houses. It is a time lapse video which shows how Baxter takes on difficult yet popular themes within watercolor painting. He goes through a whole spectrum of colors and uses many techniques to achieve this very realistic watercolor painting. Fine brushes, large brushes and a variety of washes all constitute this cracking landscape/seascape. Learn from what he has to offer and have a go yourself.
A quick and very simple way of creating abstract art that anyone can master and reproduce”In a Distance” is the name of this abstract art video lesson and the painting that has been produced.
In this video an amazing and elegant landscape painting has been made using few simple techniques, tools and colors. This art lesson will prove once again the simpler your design the better the final result.
Throughout this art lesson the painter uses acrylic paint (yellow, orange, red, dark green, black colors), medium and small size brushes, and the bottles premixed with the same acrylic colors.
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This is a great watercolor video tutorial with a harmonious backing track which delivers exactly what it says in the title. If you are looking for new and interesting ways to paint clouds in watercolor then this is a brilliant video to learn from as it is quick, effective and aimed at the beginner to intermediate artist!
At the beginning of this watercolor tutorial the artist turns his watercolor pad upside down on the table top easel and begins painting in a warm orange/red with his large natural bristled rough brush. He starts from the middle of the paper with the darkest shade of red/orange and allows it to fade out and become almost transparent as the brush reaches the bottom of the page. Once the bottom half of the page is covered in this soft red/orange the artist uses a hair dryer to completely dry it.
Once dried, the watercolor pad is turned over 180 degrees again so this orange wash now becomes the sky above the horizon line. Now with an ultramarine blue wash he arcs over the middle of the horizon line forming a semi circle in the middle of the page. He uses the rough brush again to apply this wash. This blue wash acts as another layer to the sky and begins to form a tranquil sunset atmosphere within the skyline.
Using scrunched up tissue paper the watercolor artist blots randomly at areas on top of this blue wash to remove excess areas of water and paint to unveil organic and natural fluffy clouds within his sky. These clouds are then simply added to by way of applying an alizerine crimson mix to the bottom of them once again with the rough brush to instantly give them a three dimensional appearance and purpose within the sky.
This art video is very quick and shows how you can paint something very inspiring using watercolor and just one brush ready to mount on your wall to admire and enjoy. there are many other tutorials surrounding watercolors on artisan so feel free to use the ‘search’ tab for a more specific video or alternatively just click on the ‘watercolor’ tab at the top or side of the page.
This is a fantastic tutorial aimed specifically for the beginners. It is fun and easy to listen to and you will learn a whole wealth of knowledge regarding color pigments, tonal ranges (tonal string), hues and saturations. It will really kick start your acrylic painting career! Is in 5 parts and for only 30 mins you can learn an awful lot. Sit back and enjoy the playlist.
Colours used: Cadmium Yellow (light) Burnt Umber, Titanium white, Permanent Alizarin crimson, Ultramarine Blue
After growing up and living around the rural areas of Indiana most of his life jumping and living from barn to barn, this acrylic and oils painter finally decided it would be about time to produce a barn landscape painting of his own for others to benefit and learn from.
This how to paint art tutorial shows wonderfully the step by step process from which this artist adopts to complete a truly fantastic landscape painting which with enough perseverance can be achieved by aspiring artists and current artists of all levels.
He begins by studying his landscape before then roughly sketching it out using vine charcoal to get a great basis to work from for his acrylic on canvas painting. It is then painted over in watered down burnt sienna and to achieve his sky it took seven layers of acrylic paint to allow it to transfuse amongst the layers and the various tones and viscosities to leave an extremely realistic finish and representation. He explains how he has studied clouds for his painting for most of his life and he has actually formed a series of cloud studies from which his inspiration is drawn from for this particular canvas painting.
He applies a large flat brush loaded with white acrylic paint to a still wet sky to gather his rough shapes which resemble the clouds from his studies. He uses the clouds as a compositional element to guide the viewer’s eyes through the painting and around his focal points which is an extremely vital element within landscape painting because it avoids confusion and unnecessary distraction. It’s inspiring to see the transition through his clouds from very basic washy shapes right through to fluffy tonal and contrasting aggressive storm clouds even with just a few basic painting techniques and layer building.
With a selection of oil and acrylic brushes and a wide and varied color palette much can be gained from this artist throughout this painting demonstration, so just follow his thorough explanations and step by step approach and soon you will be able to paint with the best of them.
Ever popular artist William Gelvin introduces beginners and intermediates to join him in the video playlist where he creates a stunning landscape from start to finish. His step by step approach and expert knowledge of oils and the required tools allows for a very successful and easy to learn from video tutorial. Everything is covered including some advanced techniques and tips for making your painting as successful as possible. Have fun and enjoy.
Jan Blencowe is a professional landscape painter and delivers this fine demonstration on how to blend natural greens within a landscape painting using Chroma Interactive Acrylics.
It is always impossible to find a green direct from the tube which can be used directly in your landscape paintings, this is because they are not natural greens due to their hue, chroma and intensity all being particularly artificial. In this tutorial you will learn using a basic palette of transparent yellow, yellow ochre, white, blue, orange and mars black the ways to mix and form the natural greens essential for your painting. Many painters do not use black because it is a non color and tends to dominate a painting with its heavy void qualities, however, Blencowe is happy to use mars black because it has a warm brow undertones which really set off the greens which you will learn to mix.
She guides you through the different shades and values you can attain with a clear and concise reasoning so your much better prepared for when you hit the canvas next time around. Mint greens, spring greens and olive greens amongst others are all products of her mixing so with these new shades under your belt you can expect a much more organic and natural piece of art for your next piece.
This video tutorial has Scottish oils artist Naismith showing an oil painting from around 7 years ago being reworked having been unhappy with the results back then. The painting develops using various opaque and translucent techniques. Some inspirational material is shown including videos taken in the Isle of Harris and a photo from Loch Fyne, Scotland. The final painting is titled ‘Loch Fyne Light’. All standards of oils painter can benefit from this video.
This art video clip was actually found on www.stumbleupon.com and features a street artist sitting down producing various landscapes in what appears to be a mix of maybe inks or acrylic paints.
From memory the artist designs direct to his sheet of paper a monochrome landscape using only a 2 inch brush and a kitchen knife to stipple, scrape and blend to achieve his finished painting. The whole process took 6 minutes and the final painting is extremely realistic. Have a go yourself, whats the worse that can happen!?
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.