Take your watercolor to the next level with this essential instruction from Gordon MacKenzie! Start by exploring the exciting techniques and inspiration in Gordon’s new book. Then put your skills into action with four new videos, featuring step-by-step instruction for completing eight watercolor paintings. With Gordon’s experienced teaching style and unique outlook, new and veteran painters alike will find this collection an essential part of their library.Enjoy the preview video for this collection here:
Make your landscape paintings more dramatic when you create paintings set at dawn or dusk. As the sun rises it creates delicate colors with soft value transitions; and as it sets the colors are vibrant and intense with strong contrasts. In this video workshop, Gordon MacKenzie shares his painting techniques for using color and value to enhance the impact of your work. From color mixing techniques for the rich darks of trees silhouetted against a sunset sky, to wet-into-wet painting that portrays a distant, foggy morning forest, you'll learn useful tips and tricks that will make your paintings more dramatic right away!
Paintings are often defined by their subjects, but sometimes, mood is even more important. Atmosphere and drama can take a simple subject and transform it into something extraordinary. In this video workshop, Gordon MacKenzie shares his techniques for using composition and color to enhance the emotional impact of your work. From making water sparkle to the importance of dark values, you'll learn useful tips and tricks that will make your paintings more dramatic right away!
In this video workshop, follow along with Gordon MacKenzie to change your painting point of view! You'll start by learning how changing your point of view can improve a sketch by revealing more of the landscape. Then Gordon shares a creative approach that takes advantage of watercolor's natural transparency to show two views of a subject in one painting! Along the way, you'll learn color mixing tips for landscapes, how to make water sparkle, and Gordon's favorite method of masking: using packing tape. With this video, you'll come away with a whole new view of what watercolor painting can be!
Create exciting landscape paintings with unusual compositions! Nature is filled with patterns that can be used to compose a picture, from the radial design formed as the sun peeks from behind a tree, to the consistently varying curved lines that suggest wave movement. In this video workshop, Gordon MacKenzie shares his painting techniques for using composition to enhance the impact of your work. From painting techniques for lifting color from wet pigment to portray rays of light filtering through a forest, to using a series of repeated, directional brushstrokes to emulate the seas, you'll learn useful tips and tricks that will make your paintings more dramatic right away!
Watercolorists, no matter their skill level, could, on occasion, use a bit of a recharge for their creative spirit. This book provides techniques, tips, and secrets to help painters rediscover the magic that is watercolor. Find new approaches to typical compositions, reimagine landscapes by focusing on weather, and reinvent scenes that surpass any reference photo with the encouragement, humor, and instruction that make Gordon MacKenzie a fan favorite.
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