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Watercolor Painting: Light and Color in Waterscapes Streaming Video

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In this art instructional video, accomplished watercolorist Michael Reardon demonstrates step by step how to paint a scene of boats on the ocean

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Watercolor can capture the shimmer and reflections of water better than any other medium. In this demonstration, follow along with Michael Reardon to learn how to use these qualities to your advantage. You'll see every step of how to produce a stunning watercolor harbor scene, 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:

  • How water reflects light, and how to portray this unique look in watercolor
  • How much you can accomplish with simple underpainting techniques
  • Color mixing strategies for painting realistic water
  • Expert insight on how to paint boats, figures, and more!

Preview Watercolor Painting: Light and Color in Waterscapes now for a sneak peek into this video, including tips on improving photo references and creating a sense of light by painting a smooth gradated wash!

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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 Towers


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 R5597
Product Type Streaming Video
Instructor Michael Reardon
Runtime 90 minutes
Skills Paint
Art Style Impressionist
Skill Level Intermediate
Content Seascape
Media Watercolor
  1. This my second video by Michael, as with the first review by John J on 7/23/2017
    Rating

    This my second video by Michael, as with the first it was most helpful and once again provided a practical insight the ideas outlined in his book Watercolor Essentials.

  2. This is an absolutely lovely demonstration. Michael has a wonderful presence review by Imogene K on 7/4/2017
    Rating

    This is an absolutely lovely demonstration.
    Michael has a wonderful presence and style of presentation.
    I learned so much. Thank you Michael,
    Imogene Kluson

  3. great ! review by Leona A on 6/20/2017
    Rating

    great !

  4. Good video. Calm, helpful instruction. review by Linda K on 6/4/2017

    Good video. Calm, helpful instruction. Lovely work!

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