Lighthouse - Day and Night Version
Tips and Techniques on Rocks, Skies and Water
Double Your Fun With This Double Lesson!
How do you paint those graded washes of color that make the best skies, water, rocks - just about everything?
Learn how (and get excellent practice) in this loaded tutorial - two views for the price of one! The first lesson will show the lighthouse during the day, with tips on skies, clouds, rocks, etc. Working with light colors is excellent practice for learning how to paint beautiful blends.
Then put that practice to the test, using the same colors and outline page to create a dramatic night scene!
The video shows every step in both scenes, and you'll find additional information and tips included for even more learning!
How do you paint watercolor? The easiest most effective way possible to make you crave even more - keep art's light shining by painting with a friend!
I'm a self taught artist and I love teaching!
My story is simple.
I showed a lot of talent as a child, but my parents discouraged art - a waste of time! I spent my adult life as a nurse and raised a family - pretty busy. I also kept painting.
I wanted my paintings to be realistic, but the watercolor teachers would roll their eyes and tell me, "That's not how you paint watercolors."
Despite the naysayers, I just kept going and taught myself how to paint realism, the way I wanted it, with watercolors. After years of practicing (and lots of bad paintings), I got really good.
I found that not only did I really enjoy teaching other people (and giving them the encouragement I never had), I continued to learn and improve my art through teaching others. It's a win-win!
And so, I set up this site (and my Patreon site) to encourage other people to give watercolor a try. I think it improves their life and that anyone lucky enough to be able to afford the materials and time to dabble in painting is blessed. Whether (or not) you ever turn into a master painter or just gain the admiration of your friends and family.
Watercolor is doable. The more people painting, the better the world will be. Give it a try today!
And yes, this cowboy is a watercolor painting. (Reference photo used with permission by Diana Robinson)