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Watercolorist's Essential Workshop: Atmosphere & Drama Streaming Video

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Join Gordon MacKenzie to learn how to infuse your watercolor paintings with compelling atmosphere and dramatic values!

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Paintings can often be defined by their subjects, but on occasion, mood is even more important to the complete work. Atmosphere and drama can take a simple composition and turn it into something extraordinary. In this video workshop, Gordon MacKenzie shares his techniques for using composition and color to increase the emotional impact of your work. From bright sparkling water to dramatic dark values, you'll learn useful tips and tricks that will make your paintings more atmospheric right away!

In this watercolor painting tutorial, you'll:

  • Work on two watercolor paintings from start to finish
  • Learn unique ways to apply masking
  • See multiple techniques for painting realistic fog
  • Use glazing for dramatic final touches

Preview Watercolorists's Essential Workshop: Atmosphere & Drama now to get tips on texture and glazing, as well as two simple techniques for painting fog!

Materials List


  • 300-lb. watercolor paper

Watercolor Paints

  • Permanent Rose
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Indian Yellow
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Indigo
  • Quinacridone Burnt Orange
  • Ultramarine Blue


  • Flat hog bristle brushes in various sizes
  • Flat synthetic brush
  • Scrub brush


  • Palette
  • Board
  • Tape
  • Pencil
  • Masking fluid
  • Sticks
  • Cellulose sponge
  • Toothbrush
  • Palette knife
  • Water containers
  • Spray bottle
  • Paper towels
  • Masking fluid remover block
  • Ruler
  • Rough sandpaper
  • X-acto knife
  • Eraser

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 R7699
Product Type Streaming Video
Instructor Gordon Mackenzie
Runtime 1 hour
Skills Watercolor
Art Style Impressionist
Skill Level All Levels
Content Landscape
Media Watercolor
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