Painting Wild Places with Watercolors: Tranquil Waters
What you'll learn
- Successfully paint a bold, dynamic, detailed watercolor landscape.
- Gain confidence in controlling the sometimes unwieldy characteristic of watercolor.
- This course is designed for all skill levels, so that absolutely includes beginners -- perhaps especially beginners. Beginners are in some ways at an advantage, as they do not have pre-learned ways of painting. So beginners fear not. It is all step-by-step. I hope and believe that more advanced painters will come away with some new techniques as well.
Forged from the creation of his 111 Public Television "How to Paint" episodes, Gary has perfected his popular step-by-step teaching method for watercolor . Rather than progress from an "easy" painting to a more difficult painting, Gary starts his students on "any given painting." Choose "the subject" (the painting) that you prefer, and Gary will walk you through its creation from start to finish.
It has been his experience that by breaking the watercolor painting process down into easy-to-follow steps, students can take on any of his painting compositions—thus progressing more rapidly. Gary’s proven teaching method will make you a better watercolor painter!
ALL SKILL LEVELS
In many ways, novices are at an advantage as they have not yet pre-learned any watercolor painting approaches. But more advanced painters usually benefit from Gary's many unique watercolor techniques as well.
Watercolor is considered the most versatile and challenging painting medium. It can seem, at times, to have a life of its own. Gary demonstrates how to take control of this dynamic medium by breaking it down into easy-to-follow steps.
Painting Image Size: 19" x 13" (on a 21" x 15" half sheet of watercolor paper)
This course has 43 minutes of video content AND, to help you achieve success, it includes numerous very helpful “Downloadable /Printable” Reference Materials:
19” x 13” Drawing Guide (in 4 parts to be taped together)
Masking Drawing Guides
COLOR Painting Printout
This course also includes 9 minutes of bonus video content:
Gary's Palette 101
Who this course is for:
- Anyone who wants to learn unique techniques in controlling the fascinating and versatile medium of watercolor.
Through his award winning art, Gary Spetz attempts to enhance the viewer's appreciation of the colors, shapes and designs that surround us. Gary travels extensively in his quest to both collect painting materials and find new paths to explore. In truth, he enjoys the "going to" as much as the painting process, itself. As an avid outdoors enthusiast, he hikes, skis, sails, and kayaks through the landscapes that he paints.
Gary is a "Signature Member" of the National Watercolor Society. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota who, over the years, has achieved numerous acceptances into the prestigious "Top 100" National Park painting collections of the National Park Academy of the Arts . He has also been featured in 98 national PBS television episodes (American Public Television) pertaining to learning watercolor and art travel. Many articles of his work have appeared in Watercolor, Artists, and Watercolor Magic magazines. And his work has been published in the books, Searching For The Artist Within and Art From The Parks.
When not "in the field", Gary and his wife reside in northwest Montana.