Painting Basics

Color Palette

A look at a basic color palette using the primary colors

Form Structure   
  



A look at finding the underlying forms and structures of objects.



Glass and Transparent Form




A look at how illustrate the form of the object while still allowing the object to appear transparent.

Landscape: Atmospheric Perspective

A look at how the atmosphere affects the objects in the scene of a landscape painting.

Landscape: Editing a Scene

A quick look at choosing what you want to include in a landscape painting.

Landscape: Plein Air

Recounting the process of a plein air painting.

Landscape: Step by Step    


The basic steps for setting up a landscape painting.

Limited Palette

A guide to using a limited palette.
Masking Fluid for Watercolor    


A look at how to use masking fluid in watercolor painting.
Materials-Brushes  


A review of the types and qualities of brushes available.
Priming a Surface       




How to prime a painting surface with gesso for acrylic or oil painting.

Portrait Painting

How to start a portrait painting. Setting up the initial drawing stages.


Portrait Painting

How to group the information into light side and dark side groups to set up color and value relationships in a portrait painting then paint into those areas the smaller form information.
Quick Studies: Value Pattern


Using value studies to help determine a compostion.
Transferring a Drawing to Watercolor Paper    


A look at the advantages of rub transfer and how to transfer a drawing to watercolor paper.



A look at how to use this type of viewfinder to examine the value of the local color.

Watercolor Rose


How to paint a rose in watercolor


Watercolor Mixing Exercise     

Making a color wheel using watercolor paint.
Watercolor Complements      


How to mute colors in watercolor.
Watercolor Texture       


A look at several different techniques for creating texture using watercolor paint.
Wet in Wet Demo-pineapple guava (watercolor)  


A look at how to use wet in wet and basic layering techniques in a step by step demo.
Wet in Wet, Wet on Dry  Demo Cosmos Flower (watercolor)     


A look at combining watercolor techniques to paint a flower.
Yosemite Landscape Demo


A step by step demonstration of painting a landscape in watercolor.