Well I absolutely love this video. The style of watercolor is very confident as Andersson at times uses small detailing and a steady hand to control his brush. This teamed with the fact that his paper has been fully saturated creates an extremely wet watercolor painting. Now surely this is an indicator for just how versatile watercolor is. A cracking little soundtrack very appropriate to the video lingers in the background.
This video is a sped up and shows an artist painting poppies in Aquarell watercolor paints from start to finish. She begins with the background colors and wash before progressing onto the foreground with a pair of blood red poppies. The picture is quite striking and shows well the order in which watercolors should be correctly undertaken (by danny). A handy little video for anyone wishing to have stab at painting poppies in watercolors.
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.
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.
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.
Watercolors can be intimidating and difficult to master. But luckily that’s why we have artists like Ken Hobson who starts their students out with a simple subject like this leaf. This part 1 of 2 videos demos is a step-by-step, how to paint a beginner watercolor. Just take half an hour out of your day and you’ll be surprised by what you can achieve with Hobson’s advice.
I was inspired whilst watching this video. I think that it’s such an incredible skill in any painting whether it be acrylics, oils or watercolors, to be able to simplify a painting and then just walk away contented. John Hoar is probably one of the most exciting watercolorists in Britain today. His dynamic impressionistic style is based on simplifying the painting process. In this exciting video tutorial John paints on the stunning North Norfolk Coast in and around the picturesque harbour of Blakeney and in the next door village of Cley Next the Sea.
Using only two brushes and five colors, John shows how to strip a scene down to it’s basics and interpret it as a loose dynamic watercolor. Not to be missed.
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 video Fletcher-Watson discusses his views on what makes a decent watercolor painting. He talks of the importance of composition and how a painting can be spoiled by over detailing. He prefers to work outdoors at one with nature and has a particular interest in the English countryside and architecture. Very beautiful work. Top quality narrative over the top.
Paul talks of achieving different shades of tonal value by using a method called ‘wetting to wet’. In the video he also talks about the importance of creating tonal values and how you can better understand the properties of watercolor paints. In this art tutorial he tackles a seascape and a country scene to offer diversity. He is a big fan of the looser method of watercolor painting, ie, not trying to pick out every single detail. So have fun and see what you can learn.