Landscape Painting: Techniques & Tutorials

Atmospheric Watercolor Landscape Paintings

Plein air watercolor painter Stanislaw Zoladz exposes the sometimes hidden beauty in commonplace scenes, capturing captivating light effects and the lush contrasts between water, snow, rocks and buildings. In the December 2014 issue of Watercolor Artist, the artist discusses everything from the challenges of painting large to the joys of sketching on-site and the...

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So, What’s Your Hook?

Knowing the hook—or what it is that attracted me to a certain scene—is key to producing a successful landscape painting. It's the concept. If I don’t know why I’m doing it, then I won’t know what to do. Following this concept is also useful in terms of knowing when a painting is finished. Think...

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Brushwork Techniques for Expressive Watercolor with Sterling Edwards

Ever stood in the brush aisle at the art store and felt intimidated by the variety on offer? Flat brushes, round brushes, big brushes, little brushes, bristle brushes, synthetic brushes, skinny brushes, fat brushes… where to begin? Sterling Edwards has some answers for you. Since sometimes, knowing the right brushes and the paint techniques you...