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Watercolor Painting with Thomas Schaller: Fog on the River Streaming Video

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Join master watercolorist Thomas Schaller and learn how to paint atmosphere in watercolor by following along with this video workshop!

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Join renowned watercolor artist Thomas Schaller as he shares his knowledge, expertise, and techniques in this start-to-finish watercolor workshop! You'll learn everything you need to know about atmospheric expression in watercolor, including depictions of sky, water, and fog. Then take your art to the next level by exploring the tension, resolution, and connections between complements, including warm and cool, vertical and horizontal, and man-made and natural. With this expert instruction, you'll discover how to make sure all the parts of your painting work in unison to tell a coherent and powerfully communicative story!

Watercolor techniques you'll learn include:

  • The importance of gravity in watercolor painting
  • Strategies for edge control, wet in wet washes, and light lifting
  • The benefits of choosing the right materials, including paper, paint, and brushes
  • Techniques for expressing the nature of water
  • How to improve on reality for a stronger, more evocative painting

Preview Watercolor Painting with Thomas Schaller: Fog on the River now to learn tips for brushwork and color, including a textured drybrush technique!

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Materials List:

Holbein pigments, artists' grade or Daniel Smith Thomas Schaller palette
Thomas uses more sediment-based paints, rather than staining pigments

  • New Gamboge
  • Mars Yellow
  • French Ochre
  • Permanent Orange
  • Perylene Scarlet
  • Permanent Alizarin Crimson
  • Venetian Red
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Sap Green
  • Cobalt Teal Blue
  • Verditer Blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • French Ultramarine
  • Imperial Purple
  • Lunar Violet

Thomas recommends Arches, Fabriano Artistico, Saunders Waterford, or Hahnemuhle

  • Textured, rough-surface watercolor paper


  • Escoda Aquario mop brushes in various sizes
  • Escoda Perla synthetic round brushes in various sizes


  • Steve Fanelli brass palette
  • Spray bottle
  • Water jars
  • Paper towels
  • Sketchbook
  • Soft pencil
  • Eraser

About the Artist

Following a 20-year career in New York City as an architect and architectural artist, Thomas Schaller is now based in Los Angeles where he devotes himself full-time to fine artwork in the watercolor medium. Mr. Schaller is one of the few watercolor artists to be featured in The American Masters Exhibition 2015 at the famed Salmagundi Club in NYC. His work has been included in major exhibitions in China, Thailand, Italy, Belgium, France, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Mexico, South Korea, Vietnam, Columbia, etc. He has authored two books: the best-selling, and AIA award winner, Architecture in Watercolor, and The Art of Architectural Drawing. His third book - The Architecture of Light "

Additional Information

SKU R6966
Product Type Streaming Video
Instructor Thomas Schaller
Runtime 106 minutes
Skills Paint
Art Style Impressionist
Skill Level Intermediate
Content Landscape
Media Watercolor
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