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Richie Vios: Confident Watercolor
During this exclusive video course, Richie lays out the three core skills you need to confidently create watercolor paintings. These three core skills influence how you think, see, and execute before and during painting.
Gain New Skills and Confidence!
Learn the three strategies and watch your confidence soar through the roof.
How Can Richie Help You Boost Your Confidence As A Painter?
Richie himself put it best:
“If you don’t believe in your work, who does?”
If you have low confidence in your skills and results, it will show. Low confidence is visible in your finished paintings — but probably even more importantly, it shows in your painting process.
Without self-confidence, you can’t make bold moves. You don’t dare to try something new.
Instead, you hold back. Your paintings look restrained and stiff. Plus, you have a hard time enjoying yourself while painting.
Remember that confidence comes from being confident in your ability and your process.
Richie is bold in his paintings as well as in his teaching. In many ways, he’s a maverick.
And he’ll show you how you can unleash your inner potential by mastering the foundations first and knowing exactly what to do in each step of the process.
EXTRAS on DVD
Exhibit of Works: an inspiring slideshow of Richie’s paintings
High-Speed View: (Viewer Favorite!) a time-lapse version of the in-process painting demonstration gives a quick glimpse at how RIchie paints this sunset scene at the boat dock
Insights from the artist: Richie discusses growing up around art and how he became interested in pursuing art himself. Be inspired by Richie’s passion for painting!
Stewart White: Painting Architecture in Watercolor
Any artist who wants personal growth will love Architecture in Watercolor by Stewart White.
You will learn:
If you want to go outside, pick a popular landmark or idyllic countryside, and just start painting or sketching confidently, then this is for you.
No more hiding or hoping nobody sees you working at your easel. Even if strangers start to watch, you’ll confidently pursue your art.
Always wanted to paint buildings, but they seem too complicated? You don't know where to start? Stewart’s teachings will give you a refreshing perspective.
Wondering why your buildings look too stiff or don’t feel real? Stewart shows you how to fix this problem simply.
What once seemed complicated is now easy and enjoyable. As Stewart says, “You’ll become the director of your own paintings and you can do whatever you want!”
Architecture in Watercolor is taught by Stewart White, a professional painter with 35 years of experience and the national winner of the coveted PleinAir Salon.
He has competed in many prestigious plein air events. Plus, he is an architectural illustrator who helps architectural firms with rendering projects. So he knows a thing or two about painting buildings. You’ll get an inside track.
You will enjoy Stewart’s unique skill set. He’ll show you how you can find simplicity in a lot of detail.
Stewart will share five core principles with you:
Brenda Swenson: Glowing Watercolors
You’re going to love this video if you want to create an attractive glow in your paintings that will draw your viewers in and lead them through the painting just as you’ve designed.
Here’s some of what you’ll discover when you watch and paint with Brenda Swenson:
In addition, you’ll also get:
When It’s Time To Be (in the) Negative!
Brenda Swenson is a pro when it comes to finding the positive in the negative!
As artists, we’re always looking to advance our skills so we can become better painters. We can’t just learn one or two techniques and stick with those — we must constantly be learning and practicing new and different techniques.
Today, you’re going to hear about a technique that might be new to you. But whether it’s new or you’ve been practicing and painting this way for years, you’re sure to learn something amazing by discovering the value of painting in the negative spaces!
“Painting is how I experience the world!”
— Brenda Swenson
Handle Your Watercolor
Knowing that watercolor can be tricky, Brenda helps you strengthen your understanding of pigments and how they directly relate to this complex medium. You’ll see how to create interesting shapes and tremendous depth of color and light by using transparent glazes.
Not only will this help you build a better painting from the start, you’re going to discover how Brenda brings in that signature glow that her paintings are well known for!
Color, Color, and More Color!
You’re going to treasure this video course if you’ve ever struggled with color. Brenda is a pro at teaching and demonstrating different mixing and handling techniques for color and glazes — critical skills for anyone who paints in watercolor.
Brenda will also help you understand all of the codes found on tubes of paint and how to buy the right one when names are similar.
Not One, But TWO Demonstrations!
This workshop-style video includes instruction and TWO painting demonstrations — with the first, Brenda will help you see differently. You won’t believe how much easier painting will be for you when you’re looking at people and objects from a painter’s perspective. You’ll now be able to paint the right stuff from the scene so that your paintings are exciting and interesting.
In the second demonstration, Brenda shows you how to put everything you’ve learned together in a vibrant flower painting. Painting what you’ve just learned is the best way to solidify your new skills so plan to paint right along with Brenda! You can pause and rewind as many times as you want until you’re ready to move on!
Michael Holter: 7 Steps to Watercolor Portraits
Maybe it’s the way sun catches a face, an expression, the smiling eyes of someone you love ... There is something about people that calls you to paint them.
And you’ve tried. Again and again you’ve tried. But are you totally happy with your paintings?
What if your most successful portraits are dull and lifeless? Where do you even begin to regain your confidence?
It’s time to breathe life into your portrait painting with Michael Holter’s 7 Steps to Watercolor Portraits. In Michael’s video, you’ll discover that what you need is a solid plan for your portrait painting ... exactly 7 simple steps.
In 7 Steps to Watercolor Portraits, you’ll discover how to get a good composition for your painting and how to get it down onto your drawing paper accurately every time. You’ll uncover Michael’s secrets for using warm and cool for a portrait that sparkles … plus numerous tips that bring it all together.
Watch as Michael works through two complete portrait demonstrations, and paint along to gain the confidence that you can do this on your own. You’ll be amazed at how accomplished you feel when creating portraits that look like your subject, but are still painterly.
People are complicated, but painting them doesn’t have to be. Through Michael’s 7 steps, you’ll discover the freedom of working through your painting one confident step at a time.
Techniques to Take With You!