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Do you want to learn how to simplify your watercolor painting? Whether a beginner or an experienced painter wishing to learn new techniques, I will show you, in seven easy-to-follow steps, how to create a stunning fall landscape in watercolors. We won't be painting individual leaves, but rather, I will show you easy techniques to paint the impression of leaves that in my opinion, makes for a more interesting painting that leaves things for the eye to interpret. Paint along with me and create your own masterpiece for you to keep or maybe give as a gift to someone special.
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|Section 1: The tools for creating your watercolor painting|
|Section 2: Composing your painting|
We will go over some of the elements and principles of design of what constitutes a good composition and then start drawing in and masking out the tree trunks.
|Laying down the first wash which sets the background lights for this Fall scene.
|Section 3: Painting the impression of leaves|
Use this easy technique to add the impression of leaves.
Learn to analyze your painting and make fixes and adjustments as needed.
Using a different technique, we add a few dark leaves to give the painting more depth
|Section 4: Painting the tree trunks|
Learn how to make your tree trunks appear rounded when adding the first layer of the aspen bark
The luminosity of watercolors is what fascinates and draws me to this medium. I like creating textures and continually try to stretch the boundaries of watercolor. I experiment with materials and media to get the results I want.
My paintings are influenced by the shapes in nature and the beautiful surroundings of Northern California and by my previous life living in England, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
I studied painting at the Rhodesian School of Art in Zimbabwe and for four years in California with master watercolorist, Jerry Stitt, AWS. I am a member of the Marin Society of Artists and take part in their juried exhibitions. I live in Marin County, California which has many unspoiled coastal areas, nature parks and trails that inspire many of my paintings.
My art has been bought by people in the USA, Switzerland, South Africa and the UK.