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Painting en Plein Air: Bird's Eye View Streaming Video

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Join artist Stephen Quiller in this online video workshop to paint a watercolor landscape on location in Colorado!

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Join Stephen Quiller on location in Colorado for an exciting new plein air painting demonstration! From his vantage point overlooking a mine entrance nestled in the mountains, Stephen shows you how to translate what you see into a compelling painting. You'll learn how to balance quiet and active parts of the composition, as well as how to use rough paper and granulating colors to do the work of creating texture for you. From the specifics of painting rocks, trees, and buildings to universal techniques like painting wet on dry, you'll discover tips and tricks you can use to improve your paintings right away!

In this watercolor painting tutorial, you'll:

  • Work from loose to tight
  • Use geometry to piece together a more interesting composition
  • Paint with big sweeping brushstrokes to capture the movement of rock forms
  • Try lifting and drybrush techniques
  • Practice color mixing with a limited palette
  • Get tips for adding the perfect finishing touches

Preview Painting en Plein Air: Bird's Eye View now to consider a geometric motif, create rocky texture with a drybrush technique, and lift paint with a round brush to add a tree:

Materials List


  • 300-lb. rough watercolor paper

Watercolor Paints

  • Naples Yellow
  • Cadmium Red Orange
  • Manganese Violet
  • Cobalt Violet
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Ultramarine Violet
  • Cadmium Red Medium
  • Quinacridone Rose
  • Phthalo Blue
  • Cadmium Red
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Permanent Orange
  • Cadmium Yellow Medium
  • Emerald Green
  • Veridian
  • Magenta
  • Cadmium Orange


  • Synthetic flats and rounds in a variety of sizes
  • Sable brush


  • Sketchbook
  • Gel pen
  • Palette
  • Easel
  • Board
  • Water containers
  • Paper towels

About the Artist

Stephen Quiller has been a professional painter for more than 35 years and teaches painting workshops regularly. A member of Watercolor West, American Watercolor Society, and National Watercolor Society, Stephen is the author of several books on color and watermedia, and has his own line of palettes, brushes and paints. To learn more about Stephen and his art, visit his website at

Additional Information

SKU R8425
Product Type Streaming Video
Instructor Stephen Quiller
Runtime 42 minutes
Skills Paint
Art Style Impressionist
Skill Level All Levels
Content Landscape, Plein Air
Media Watercolor
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