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!
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.
This video shows Trevor Waugh doing what he does best in watercolor painting- …florals. With an entertaining and energetic approach Waugh deliberately and structurally takes to the paper with a variety of brushes to come to an eventual unveiling of a classic floral painting. This video tutorial is accompanied by an original soundtrack also composed by the artist Trevor Waugh, and creates a very relaxing painting experience. Follow his techniques and you won’t go far wrong. Pay attention to his color choices and in which order the watercolors are applied. Beautiful stuff.
Darrell Crow uses a nice wide variety of brushes and techniques to teach in his own unique way how you can paint a beautiful crashing wave within a seascape. He talks about reference lines and to some extent creating a box to draw the wave within. Easy to pick up step by step approach for the beginner right through to the more advanced artist. Grab your brushes and just have fun.
A very different colorful and energetic intro leads you this mixed medium painting demonstration where artist Michael Shapcott works into his canvas with a variety of brushes, sponges, inks, pencil, acrylics and oils to create a portrait of a young exotic lady.
He delivers with energy and enthusiasm for his subject matter and begins with a medium paint brush by gathering all the outlines of the face and the the facial features themselves before moving on to developing tones and a soft color palette to begin under painting the face. He use a small round brush in an almost dry application to gather intensity and high quality detailing for the eyes on a close-up camera shot to allow you to see how he moves the brush to gather a realistic impression of an eye.
For his larger areas like the surrounding head scarf he uses a large sponge to get a very quick yet even finish which as an added bonus dries much quicker allowing you to work into the paint with greater detail without having to wait like you would expect from a much thicker coat.
The video is time lapsed and offers the viewer much to look at and learn but ultimately shows how a variety of different mediums with very different properties can work together to create something very detailed and eye catching on canvas. So get your kit and get creative.
In this video tutorial you will learn how to dry brush with Claire Watson. The first half of the video describes the variety of brushes used and not forgetting the kitchen roll and the eraser. The paints are Windsor and Newton artisan oils and they are her choice of paints for the dry brushing. She talks of how its like a combination of drawing and painting. Judge for yourself and above all, have fun.
Is learning watercolors your desire? This video tutorial guides you through the very beginner stages of watercolors and teaches you the bleeding techniques necessary to wash and merge a variety of colors. From deep yellows to gorgeous violets and crimsons make any color merge a distinct possibility. With a classical track acting as a calming backing music you will see the artist working a medium size brush with ample water to achieve some pretty interesting washing. I’m sure with the right set of watercolors and some decent brushes you too could hope gain some of the basic wash techniques in this popular painting style.
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.
The essence of painting – ‘It’s what you can get a way with half the time’. This is one of Yardley’s quotes within this video. Its too true, I agree with Yardley that if you get too bogged down with detail then the painting becomes more laborious and to an extent, less you. Unless of course your forte is heavy embellishment and detailing. Watch this video for a little insight to one particular watercolor artist and how he tackles complex compositions.
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!