Lazy River - Watercolor Landscape Techniques
Intermediate Landscape With Composition Tips
Rocks aren't brown and water isn't always blue......
Do you struggle to paint your vacation photos or other landscapes? Turning a photo into a nice composition and painting it can take some thought and planning.
In this lesson, you'll find composition tips to help you see landscape elements clearly, and painting tips to help create landscapes that are realistic as well as beautiful.
With a photo from Pixabay as a starting point for an easy to trace outline page, the video demonstration and written instructions will guide you step by step to success.
No special materials are needed for this lesson, and most students completed it in 2 to 3 hours. Here's a great student painting in progress.
I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!
My story is simple.
I showed a lot of interest and talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art as a waste of time. I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. While I was home with the birth of my daughter, I bought a cheap set of watercolors and fell in love with the bloom of color. I told my husband, 'I'm going to keep painting with these until I get really good.'
Back then, not many painted realistic watercolors, so I practiced and tried things until I worked out my own style. It took a lot of trial and error,
. When I entered my first art show, I won two awards and was told I'd have to enter the professional category and not beginner. That frightened me soo much, I didn't enter again for years.
When my work began selling, I entered more shows with more great success. I worked very hard and became a full time professional artist and teacher.
Although my work has been recognized and featured in major exhibitions, books and magazines, I'm very down to earth, and just love painting.
No one has 'all the time in the world'. Paint now. You're never too old, it's never too late. Any bit of time you can practice will improve your skills.
And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)
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