Tutorials From The Watercolour Addicts' Gallery Artists
Watercolour can be a tricky medium. But it can also be easy if you take it step by step. Here, artists from our gallery are contributing tutorials to help you learn and enjoy watercolour painting. Come back each week for a new watercolour tutorial.
Creativity begins as soon as you look through the camera lens, remember always - see like an artist, everywhere you look there are subjects to paint! Just a reminder when taking people photos, be as discreet as possible, I sometimes ask my wife to pose near to the subjects I want to photograph and people then assume I am taking her photo and carry on as normal.
- If you are taking photos where there is lots of movement such as a crowded market or busy sidewalk try using the video on your camera/phone and the action can then be captured using freeze frame.
- A good time to take photos is early morning or late afternoon, the so called 'golden hour' where the light is beautiful and the shadows are long, assuming it's a sunny day! MORE
Originally from Zaragoza, Spain, now living a country life in the Hudson Valley in New York State, Lana is an accomplished watercolourist who has kindly agreed to share this step by step tutorial, "Open Your Mind, Open Your Heart."
Mrs. Privitera returned in recent years to the Art World after a long hiatus, and has joined several of the Art Groups in the Hudson Valley Area. At National level, she is a Signature Member of the Northeast Watercolor Society, a Fellow of the American Artist Professional League and a current Elected Member of the Audubon Artists.
Mrs. Privitera has been an Art educator for well over 15 years and it's currently an Art Instructor at the Wallkill River school of Art in Montgomery, NY. MORE
Something really exciting is happening! Our own Watercolour Addicts' Gallery artist, Graham Berry, is getting ready to launch his new online art school where he'll teach you how to paint some incredible paintings of subjects and people from all over the world - from start to finish.
Every two weeks you get a brand new, full-length video tutorial, taking you right from the start, step by step, through an entire painting. It's like your own, personal, one-on-one class every two weeks.
Better still, if you preregister on the website (with no commitment at all) you'll get a 30% discount voucher which means access to all this costs less than £7 per month.
And you will have lots of fun along the way. If you have any questions, ask away…
Contributed by David R. Smith, AWS
David enjoys the challenge of working in harmony with a fluid medium. By providing the proper environment, surrendering some control, and working with the medium, the most beautiful results oftentimes occur naturally. To keep the paintings from getting too precise, and instead, to convey a feeling of aliveness, David utilizes a number of techniques such as working wet into wet, glazing, pouring, spattering, and spraying. These techniques not only keep the painting fresh, but produce exciting interminglings and textures effortlessly.> MORE
Contributed by Ron Morrison, Courtney, BC - Canada
If you misssed Ron's first demo below, "Painting Old Cars" then feel free to check it out also.
In this demo, Ron takes us through his wonderful techniques in painting the many old car scenes he is so good at. Looks intimidating? Not when you see it step by step! > MORE