Professional watercolor artist Trevor Waugh confidently displays under the guidance of a soothing backing soundtrack how he would take on the complexities of painting white roses. Most people imagine white to be colorless but in actual fact it is anything but that. White is made up of all the colors of the spectrum and with a keen eye any aspiring artist can find these other colors! With a palette of pinks, reds, blues, violets and greens, Waugh uses a a variety of brushes to showcase his techniques and skills. This is a must watch for the aspiring watercolor artist!
Interestingly, I didnt believe that palette knives were used in watercolor. However, this video featuring artist Dennis Clark proves me wrong by doing just that. Endeavour to watch this video and you will pick up some useful techniques to take to your next watercolor painting. Its amazing how versatile art is.
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.
British watercolor artist Steven Cronin gives you another instalment of how to paint with confidence in watercolors. This time he chooses to paint a scene from Lake Buttermere in the Lake District. He is very specific with the tools he uses to compose his paintings and the kit used is as follows. The paper is 15″ x 11″ Fabriano watercolor paper. The brushes used are the large Ron Ranson hake and a number 3 rigger. My regular palette consists of 7 Cotman watercolors – Raw Sienna, Burnt Umber, Light Red, Ultramarine, Lemon Yellow, Payne’s Gray and Alizarin Crimson. I’m sure this video tutorial will not disappoint so grab your kit and paint along.
This concluding part has artist Ken Hobson discuss the importance of good quality brushes and also the importance of a diverse palette with essential colors which are key to the watercolor color spectrum. Great advice for the beginner watercolor artist.
As a beginner painter I would heavily advise the viewing of this art tutorial as it really does have a lot of good advice to offer.
Very similar to Pt 8/19 except this time Crow allows the artist to have a go at painting gentle ripples at the base of the shoreline as well as adding more detailing to the actual river bank. The palette knife is again used alongside his beloved ‘fan brush’ which Crow also decides to add a few reeds with just to spice up the painting. Give it a whirl, what have you got to lose!?
William Hall showcases his skills on how to execute one of his abstract paintings. The video is a nice length to enjoy all the different tools and types of applications he uses to make his piece stand out from the crowd. With the use of rubber blocks, palette knives, spatulas and cups to pour liquid, there is something for everyone. It just goes to show as another example of how there really are no boundaries in art.
This video fills the gap left when you move from oils to acrylic and still wish to use a palette knife and create impasto effects in your paintings. This demonstrates the use of additives which allow the prolonged use of the acrylic paint without rapid drying and it shows the use of body product which can build up the paint to a texture more akin to the oil paints.
We have put this video on the site to expressly answer a question from an artist, Elizabeth Webb, on another art site (PaintingsILove) which we think worthy of note and even use to present some of your own works.
You can find some additional information here http://www.artistterms.com/acrylictexturepaste.htm
With a preliminary sketch in his book, Naismith marks out and designs his drawing from which he wants to base his oils painting. This is an alla prima oil painting of the ‘Old Man Of Storr in Skye’ It is a time lapsed video but it is a real insight into seeing how Naismith really works into his paintings with passion and a keen eye for expressive colors. He uses a variety of tools including, brushes, spatulas and palette knives. Nice inspirational work.
Carles Gomila seeks to paint works that are tender and yet disturbing, evocative full bodied and elegant. He loves painting the human figure based on the real human anatomy plus his own imagination and feels free to represent the human figure and redeem the values of classical art from a contemporary perspective.
This video has been cleverly produced to demonstrate the artist at work whilst at times using metamorphoses to take the viewer through to the finished piece, as well as creating a sinister feel throughout. Powder paint and charcoal mediums can be seen within the video, using paint brushes and palette knives to compliment.
This is a fantastic example of the art promoted by Fine Grime Publishing, Bath, UK, who’s growing reputation is an accolade to their style. Further works can be found through their website www.finegrime.co.uk