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Watercolor Painting: Light and Color in Cityscapes Streaming Video

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In this art instructional video, accomplished watercolorist Michael Reardon demonstrates step by step how to paint a city full of light and color

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City scenes are defined by light and color. In this demonstration, follow along with Michael Reardon to learn how to paint these ephemeral qualities in watercolor, a medium particularly suited to the task with its natural luminosity. You'll see every step of how to produce a stunning watercolor cityscape, from photo reference, value sketch, and pencil drawing, to underpainting and color mixing, to delicate final details.

Some of the watercolor techniques you'll learn in this video workshop include:

  • A lesson on creating correct perspective in city scenes
  • How much you can accomplish with simple underpainting techniques
  • Color mixing strategies for painting realistic trees
  • Expert insight on how to paint buildings, figures, and more!

Preview Watercolor Painting: Light and Color in Cityscapes now for a sneak peek into this video, including tips on choosing colors, suggesting architectural details, and capturing the reflection of light on buildings!

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Materials List:

Pigments (Daniel Smith unless otherwise noted)

  • Cobalt Blue (Holbein)
  • Ultramarine Blue (Holbein)
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Cobalt Turquoise
  • Phthalo Green Yellow Shade
  • Viridian
  • Carmine
  • Permanent Orange
  • Quinacridone Burnt Scarlet
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  • Quinacridone Gold
Surface
  • 140 lb. Saunders Waterford rough watercolor paper (half sheet)
Brushes
  • Size 6 squirrel mop brush
  • Size 2, 4, and 6 synthetic mop brush
  • Size 12 synthetic round

Other

  • Palette
  • Sketchbook
  • Mechanical pencil (2B lead)
  • Water containers
  • Water bottle
  • Tracing paper
  • Paper Towels


About the Artist

A native of California, Michael Reardon is a watercolor artist and teacher. With a degree in architecture, and a career in architectural illustration, Michael has always allocated as much time as possible to paint his own watercolors. He has received many awards for his work, and has signature membership in both the American and National Watercolor Societies, and his work is exhibited worldwide. An author of the North Light Book, Watercolor Techniques, you can learn more about Michael at his website, mreardon.com.

Additional Information

SKU R5605
Product Type Streaming Video
Instructor Michael Reardon
Runtime 105 minutes
Skills Paint
Art Style Impressionist
Skill Level Intermediate
Content Building & Architecture, Landscape
Media Watercolor
  1. A most enjoyable and informative video, and a great compliment review by John J on 7/22/2017
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    A most enjoyable and informative video, and a great compliment to Michael's book.

  2. I really enjoyed this video. Michael explains everything really well. review by Mayela F on 6/1/2017
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    I really enjoyed this video. Michael explains everything really well. I've never had problems with streaming. I use a cable company for our Internet and the speeds are really good.

  3. I just loved this video. One of my absolute review by Liv W on 5/14/2017
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    I just loved this video. One of my absolute favorites.

  4. This video was very helpful in learning to give cityscapes review by Joyce S on 5/12/2017
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    This video was very helpful in learning to give cityscapes an impressionistic feeling. Love the hues Michael Reardon uses, too.

  5. Michael Reardon takes time to explain WHY he is making review by Marolyn S on 5/2/2017
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    Michael Reardon takes time to explain WHY he is making a color choice or a design choice. So many artists SAY to simplify but they don't actually show how to simplify. Reardon tackles a very complex cathedral and diminishes it into the background. Very valuable cityscape instruction!

  6. i thought this was a fantastic tutorial. i loved review by Jamie S on 4/22/2017
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    i thought this was a fantastic tutorial. i loved his explanations and simplicity in creating a beautiful painting.

  7. Demonstrates well how to simplify. Good explanations of color use review by Angela G on 4/21/2017
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    Demonstrates well how to simplify. Good explanations of color use and light and shadow.

  8. Excellent instruction and video production. I would have liked to review by Tina B on 4/10/2017
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    Excellent instruction and video production. I would have liked to have known the brand names of the brushes upfront that Reardon uses, however, as not all watercolor brushes are made equal. After some creative freeze-framing I was able to discern their names, for anyone else interested: #12 Escoba Perla and Da Vinci quill mops in the smaller sizes listed under materials. I'm thrilled to discover reliable vegan watercolor brushes for a change. Finally, 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.

  9. Wonderful teacher. review by Marsha R on 4/5/2017
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    Wonderful teacher.

  10. l just bow his book a few weeks ago and review by Imani A on 4/2/2017
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    l just bow his book a few weeks ago and have been working through his demonstrations. This video was a perfect companion. Loved it! Informative, understandable and inspiring. His work is amazing. Looking forward for more of his videos. Thank you so much.

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