Monday, July 28, 2014

Coming Soon: New Video on Watercolor


Two weeks from today I'll be releasing an art teaching video all about plein-air painting in water media called "Watercolor in the Wild."


The 72-minute HD video will cover all the nuts and bolts of materials, including watercolors, water brushes, and water-soluble colored pencils. I'll show a few basic tricks and techniques, and then I'll bring you along on six outdoor painting adventures, demonstrating both beginning and advanced techniques for urban sketching.


The six paintings include two architectural subjects, a figure in landscape, two animal drawings, and a spontaneous location portrait. Since you asked for videos that show the whole process from start to finish, I made sure to document all six paintings from the first pencil lines to the final touches, along with detailed, helpful commentary and plenty of closeup details.

If you're an experienced artist wanting to try more water media, or if you're a beginner interested in trying out watercolor or taking your art out "into the wild" for the first time, you'll find this video practical, inspiring, and entertaining.


Here's a photo from the episode where I paint Rosebud, a baby miniature horse. She took a 15-minute nap, and I did a painting while she slept. I documented the whole thing on video from start to finish in real time.


I worked hard to make this one of those art videos that you'll want to watch again and again, because it's both entertaining and informative.

The video will be available as an HD download and a DVD. The DVD will have the addition of a slide show of my plein-air watercolors.

17 comments:

Pierre Fontaine said...

How exciting! I'm very much looking forward to ordering this video. I know I'll enjoy it and get a lot out of it as well.

Even better, I know my father will enjoy a copy as well. He's long since retired from painting watercolors but his love for painting has not diminished in the least.

Thanks as always for all the hard work and effort you put into providing information to this aspiring artist.

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monbaum said...

I am so much looking forward to the release!

Nathaniel Gold said...

I'm so excited about this video!

On a similar note I just moved to the Hudson valley and was wondering if you had any suggestions of good places to paint out doors.

Christian said...

So great! Yay!
Can't wait to watch it. :-D

Dan said...

Looking forward to this video. Will definitely be ordering a copy on DVD when it comes out.

Marque Todd said...

I can't wait! I am glad for the variety of subjects since each one seems to take a little different approach.

I am going to Italy in Sept so this will be perfect to plan what to take on my trip!!

Beth said...

Sounds great!

Willow's Quiet Corner said...

Wow! This is going to be great!

Rich said...

Great cover!
What else to expect?

yvonne said...

Really looking forward to this as I have enjoyed your other videos so much.

Connie Nobbe said...

I want it! Sign me up!

Capt Elaine Magliacane said...

Can't wait ...sounds fabulous

Christian R. said...

I always cringe when I read Youtube comments requesting more videos ("great, but can you make a quick one showing how to paint the Mona Lisa?"), but as this will be for purchase, I dare make a request: could you make sure we see what's happening in the palette/paintbox? the dipping and mixing and loading and wiping etc.?

Ernest Friedman-Hill said...

Looking forward to it!

Dash Courageous said...

Sounds good. I've been trying to incorporate water colors into my illustrations and this sounds like it could help.

Krystal said...

What an excellent news !
I am so much looking forward to watching it !