Artist Lian Quan Zhen shows you in this video how to introduce Chinese painting techniques into your watercolors to allow you to loosen up and paint more freely. Armed with only watercolor brushes, paper and paints, Lian explains how to use the materials to bring in the strokes and style of Chinese brush painting. After painting a few small studies designed to get you comfortable with the techniques of spraying, blowing, spattering, finger painting and using your brush in new ways, Lian moves on to paint a pair of ducks in a sunset-filled pond combining traditional and Chinese watercolor techniques. Hopefully by the close of this video you’ll be able to create gorgeous, spontaneous pictures, and most of all know how to have fun while you’re painting.
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.
Chalk artist Kelly Croy shows us in this sped up video a nice large scale example of how to confidently apply colored chalks to create a vibrant and almost fantasy like seascape. If sunsets are your thing and you don’t mind getting chalked up hands then this id definitely for you.
Learn how to paint with watercolors in this video art tutorial. Are you a beginner or completely new to watercolors? If so, then this watercolor demonstration is probably right for you.
The artist has his watercolor paints, palette, water jars and cold pressed paper all ready and lined up ready to guide you through in real time the process which is necessary to achieve a wonderful watercolor painting of a sunset on a beach.
By use of a variety of round and flat watercolor brushes the artist uses a series of washes and brush techniques to demonstrate to you the best ways to achieve a realistic painting in watercolors. The palette of colors is very vibrant and with an explosion of reds, oranges and yellows you will soon find yourself your own little watercolor masterpiece. This is a great guide for the inquisitive and beginner watercolor painter which covers all the bases to get you started. It is an easy to follow step by step process with a lovely harmonious backing track.
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.
Australian artist Glenn Farquhar demonstrates to his viewers just how easy it is to be inspired by something beautiful and put the image to canvas. This video teaches through the use of acrylic paints the simple and creative ways of creating a gorgeous sunset to hang on your wall in your own home. His step by step approach is easy to follow and quick results can be gained from this tutorial.
In this video tutorial by Ben Saber you are taught by use of bright vibrant colors how to achieve sunset clouds over boggy marshes. Saber has his own unique starting point with his use of block color, but he soon incorporates much of the traditional methods associated with acrylic application. An attainable result for any intermediate acrylic artist!
This tutorial guides you through a short preview to creating a beautiful sunset. Its nice and simple to understand is ideally targeted to the beginner aspiring painter. Be inspired.
Bickford understands how difficult oils can be. Obviously with them being a much thicker paint medium than acrylic paint it is also important to understand your paint brush selection – coarser bristles equals easier manoeuvrability. However, with just a few basic techniques and the correct application, the difficulty level can be diminished and taken back so you can paint like a pro, Check out his techniques here in this video!
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.