Warning! This course goes into serious detail, I have filmed almost every second of the process, and this is what you see,I have not edited out the mistakes, The only thing edited out is the drying time.
The 2 paintings you see in the course picture are both tackled in this course,right from the start.
I show you how I decided on the particular composition by zooming in and cropping the photograph from my garden.
I show you the materials I use.
I show how I make a basic drawing to work from using my tracedown method.
Then I show you in realtime videos how I paint the pictures LARGE.
Nothing can beat watercolors for freedom and enjoyment in my opinion especially when painting LARGE.
Watch the sample videos to see how I use lots of water and lots of paint with big brushes.
Follow along with me and you will be amazed at your results.
I worked out the cost of painting and framing these spectacular watercolors, just £10.00 GBP each. That includes the frames!
With times as they are , quality well priced gifts are at a premium but for £10.00 for such a personal gift, it can’t be beaten,If that isn’t a good reason to have a go,I don’t know what is.
Enrol now and I will see you in the first lesson, David.
Art is such a beautiful way to express yourself and as a watercolor artist for over 30 years I can not urge you enough to give painting in watercolors a try,I never get bored with the effects of the colors on my paper,I still learn new techniques in my work every time I paint something,it is such a free and easy medium and it is well worth the time and effort you may invest.
To paint a watercolor picture is to escape into your own little world where nothing else matters and all your problems and worries can be forgotten, at least for a little while.
To give your own watercolor painting as a gift could not be more rewarding,I never get bored with the expression on the face of a friend or family member when I present them with an original watercolor painting which I have painted specially for them.
The medium of watercolor, for me, is the ultimate medium because even as a complete beginner you can achieve many effects using techniques which sometimes you are taught and sometimes you learn by complete accident which we call “happy accidents”,such as when one color runs into another color and creates water marks or bleached paper,this is why sometimes I sit and watch the painting paint itself in front of my very eyes.
Of course now and then it does not work out as I wanted it to but all I have lost is a little bit of paint pigment,a piece of watercolor paper and a little time so I put that piece of paper to one side and start again!
Too many people have a go at painting with watercolors and think that they have to produce a perfect painting every time and they overwork the piece,desperate to get a finished painting to hang on their wall and of course they end up with a mess,get dispirited and give up announcing that they will never be an artist and so never paint again.
I would like to show these people the hundreds of watercolor paintings that didn’t work out for me because without making mistakes you can’t improve.I keep all my paintings good and bad and I look at the failures quite often,in these failed paintings there is quite often a part of the painting that I really like and I try to remember which technique,which colors I used,which brush made a particular mark on the paper so I can use these same techniques in my future watercolor paintings.
If I was stranded on a desert island,my watercolor kit would be the first thing I would wish for.