I am thrilled to be launching a YouTube Channel devoted to the artist who is relatively new to watercolor painting. I have been an art instructor for many years, and I am producing short, informative videos aimed at answering some of the most common questions that I hear from my students. Hopefully these videos will be used to ease the concerns that painters often experience when they are learning this new art form.
The first of the videos presented here is entitled, “It’s So Easy Painting Greens: Mixing Greens for Watercolor Landscapes.” In under three minutes, I discuss the way to mix some different greens (both cool and warm), as well as where in your painting you might use these colors.
The second video, “Will My Painting Ever Be Done?” will be launched next month and will look at the issue of how does an artist know when their painting is complete. Beginner artists often overpaint their works, meaning they go on and on well beyond the point of completion. This short video will provide viewers some tools for determining for themselves when their painting is finished.
I welcome your comments on my videos. If you have enjoyed my brief teaching moments, why not sign up for a workshop? In the summers, I teach at the InView Center for the Arts in Landgrove, Vermont. In July, I am offering two workshops:
Find Your Creative Soul in Vermont……Watercolor with Yoga (Monday, July 20th through Thursday, July 23rd, 2015), This workshop is aimed at advanced beginner and intermediate painters. Each morning there will be watercolor instruction in the studio followed by plein air painting outside. The sites are inspiring and the instruction is focused on challenging your skill level. Before breakfast there will be optional yoga and meditation aimed at enhancing your creativity. Click here for more information as well as registration forms.
Watercolor in a Weekend (Saturday, July 25th through Sunday, July 26th, 2015) is designed for the artist who is new to watercolor painting, or for the artist who wants a solid review of the foundation of watercolor painting. In two days, you will get an overview to this type of painting. Each day you will complete one small piece using the skills that you just learned. Click here for more information as well as registration forms.