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Watercolorist's Essential Workshop: Color & Value Streaming Video

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Join Gordon MacKenzie in this online art video workshop to learn essential watercolor techniques for vibrant color and dramatic values!

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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!

In this watercolor painting tutorial, you'll:

  • Create two watercolor paintings from start to finish
  • Paint landscape elements including water, skies, trees, grasses, and snow
  • Learn watercolor techniques for masking, wet-into-wet painting, glazing, and more
  • Use more than a brush to paint--try a sponge or a stick

Preview Watercolorist's Essential Workshop: Color & Value now to get a sneak peek at the color and brushwork techniques you'll learn!

Materials List


  • 300-lb. watercolor paper

Watercolor Paints

  • Indigo
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Indian Yellow
  • Green Gold
  • Phthalo Green
  • Raw Sienna
  • Quinacridone Red
  • Permanent Rose


  • Flat hog bristle brushes in various sizes
  • Small round synthetic brush
  • Thin flat synthetic brush
  • Small scrub brush (#4 hog bristle brush with bristles cut down)
  • Rigger


  • Pencil
  • Palette
  • Water containiers
  • Cellulose sponge
  • Sticks
  • Masking fluid
  • Packing tape
  • X-acto knife
  • Paper towels
  • Chalk
  • Masking tape
  • Masking fluid removing tool
  • Ruler
  • Palette knife
  • Water sandpaper

About the Artist

In his long career as an art educator, Gordon MacKenzie taught students from kindergarten to university level, and though he has been retired for over twenty years, he has never stopped teaching. Since his retirement, his reputation as a fine instructor and demand for his painting seminars has caused him to change his focus from painting for exhibitions, competitions and galleries to using his teaching skills to help other artists discover the magic of watercolors. For more on Gordon and his latest offerings and happenings, visit

Additional Information

SKU R7696
Product Type Streaming Video
Instructor Gordon Mackenzie
Skills Paint, Watercolor
Art Style Impressionist
Skill Level All Levels
Content Landscape
Media Watercolor
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