Be inspired to capture luminous light and color in watercolor with this collection of instruction from artist Michael Reardon. In this series of subject-specific videos, you'll learn the perfect balance of coupling loose, carefree painting with underlying structure and unity, for glowing results!
You'll learn how to gradate watercolor from warm to cool, dark to light, and pigment to pigment to capture the unique and ever-changing light of an urban scene. Enjoy the true nature of watercolor with lessons on how to portray the shimmer of light on water, and the lights and darks of ripples and reflections. Take advantage of watercolors ability to mix and mingle using Michael's color mixing tips for painting greens in the landscape. With this collection of watercolor instruction, you'll see the light around you in a whole new way--how it can change the way an object looks and the color it takes on in just the blink of an eye or the passing of a cloud. And now you'll know how to portray the captivating, ever-changing personality of light and color in your own paintings!
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Watercolor Painting - Light and Color in Cityscapes
Watercolor is one of the best mediums to capture the light and color of a cityscape. The ease with which watercolor gradates from warm to cool, dark to light, and pigment to pigment captures the unique and ever-changing light of an urban scene. In this video, follow along with Michael Reardon to paint a cityscape step by step, with a focus on capturing the light and shadow for dramatic effects. Using a variety of watercolor painting techniques, from underpainting and saving whites, to glazing and mingling color on the surface, to mixing darks and fixing mistakes, this video will inspire you to paint the light and color of your favorite city scenes!
Watercolor Painting - Light and Color in Landscapes
Watercolor is uniquely suited to landscape painting. Its singular luminosity makes the landscape glow, while its characteristic softness is well-suited to painting landscape elements such as trees, grasses, and skies. In this video, follow along as Michael Reardon paints a landscape step by step, with a focus on capturing the light and shadow for dramatic effects. Using a variety of watercolor painting techniques, from underpainting and saving whites, to glazing and mingling color on the surface, to mixing darks and mixing greens, this video will inspire you to paint the light and color of your favorite landscapes.
Watercolor Painting - Light and Color in Waterscapes
Watercolor's luminosity is uniquely suited to paint water. Just like water, watercolor is translucent. With careful observation, watercolor can also portray the shine or peaceful reflection of water perhaps better than any other medium. In this workshop, join Michael Reardon to paint a waterscape step by step, with a particular focus on capturing the light and shadow for eye-catching effects. Using a variety of watercolor painting techniques, from composition and value studies, to lessons on painting reflections and the movement of water, to multiple ways to manipulate light within your painting, this video will help you paint your favorite water scene!
See what others are saying about this video collection:
"In addition to being a stunningly gifted artist Michael is a terrific teacher." --Review by Arnold, NLS
"Michael Reardon is a first class instructor and deals with the subject in great detail. Gives a good insight into his thinking. Very clear, accessible and the teaching style is very encouraging to the viewer." --Review by Raymond, NLS
"Thank you North Light for providing such excellent value in these instructional videos for such a low cost--every video I've watched so far provided expertise to help me improve as an artist." --Review by TB, ATV
"Informative, understandable and inspiring. His work is amazing. Looking forward [to] more of his videos. Thank you so much." --Review by IA, ATV
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