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Secrets of Hyperrealist Watercolor Course

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Learn the secrets of hyperrealist watercolor in this online course from Artists Network University. Instant access after purchase. This product will be accessible from My Workshops located in My Content after purchase.

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Follow along as master artist John Bayalis shows you step-by-step how to paint four amazing highly realistic watercolor paintings. Through these exercises, you'll learn fundamental skills you can apply to your own work, setting you up for a lifetime of successful painting. You'll start by exploring fundamental color theory concepts through the painting of a single piece of dramatically lit fruit. Next, you'll paint a beautiful evening beach scene with fireworks, using this image to explore best practices for working with photo references. A painting of stones & sand follows, in which you practice easy techniques for creating texture. Finally, put it all together into a luminous floral still life. You'll walk away from this course having painted 4 beautiful images and with the skills necessary to apply these concepts to any subject.

What You'll Learn

  • Essential color theory to take your work "beyond the photo."
  • Strategies for constructing your paintings so you stay in control from start to finish.
  • How to make editorial decisions in your photo reference.
  • How to confront a complex subject to make it less intimidating.
  • Use the qualities of watercolor for maximum effect, delivering rich colors and bright lights.

Student Testimonials:

John is the BEST! It's a great experience taking watercolor lessons from a Master Artist & teacher. ~ Maggie L.

Well done - I wish we had the real photo to work from rather than a photo of his finished painting - sometimes I want to SEE what he sees, rather than copy his work...but overall - excellent. ~ Diane S.

Skill Level

This course is right for beginning-level artists who have some experience with watercolor, and Intermediate-level artists. 


This course is offered "On Demand" and has no instructor attached to provide feedback on assignments or participate in discussion. You will have access to discussion boards and gallery, where you can share work and ideas with other students in the community. Come join the fun!

Additional Information

SKU R7029
Product Type Course
Instructor John Bayalis
Runtime Approx 4 hours
Art Style Hyperrealist
Skill Level Beginner, All Levels
Content Landscape, Still Life & Floral
Media Watercolor
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