The basic set of supplies John Hulsey
uses when painting on location.
The recent spat of wet weather in New York has made it difficult to get outside to paint, but that doesn’t mean we in the American Artist offices haven’t been thinking about it. Sometimes those changing leaves are just too beautiful to ignore, and what better way to capture that fall foliage than with watercolor? Whether creating sketches to use as reference for later paintings or completing finished work, watercolor offers artists a wonderful option when looking to paint landscapes, specifically when painting en plein air. Because the supplies needed to paint with watercolor outdoors can be paired down to the bare essentials, artists can venture out into nature and find that perfect spot to paint.
Our latest free eBook Watercolor Instruction: 13 Step-By-Step Watercolor Lessons, How To Paint Landscapes with Watercolors will give you the information you need to make the most of your watercolor landscapes. You can take advantage of step-by-step instruction from Joseph Bohler, the Colorado artist who emphasizes the importance of having a good attitude when painting. You’ll also receive advice from John Hulsey, who discusses the key role of watercolor sketches in the creation of landscape paintings. He also offers advice on how to limit your supplies when painting on location to allow you the freedom to get set up whenever and wherever the scene strikes you.
So get out there! Preliminary sketches or finished work; masterpieces or miscues; regardless of what’s coming off your brush, the information provided in our free eBook Watercolor Instruction: 13 Step-By-Step Watercolor Lessons, How To Paint Landscapes with Watercolors will help you take that next step in your watercolor painting.