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Painting Wild Places with Watercolors: Learn To Paint Placid Lake

Gary Spetz NWS, Gary Spetz Watercolor Studio

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6 Videos (25m)
    • Step 1: Composition & Preparation

      3:51
    • Step 2: Draw & Mask

      3:53
    • Step 3: Base Sky Colors

      5:13
    • Step 4: Trees

      5:57
    • Step 5: Shoreline & Lake Colors

      2:34
    • Step 6: Wrapping Things Up

      3:41

About This Class

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Forged from the creation of his 111 Public Television "How to Paint" episodes, Gary has perfected his popular step-by-step teaching method for watercolor . Rather than progress from an "easy" painting to a more difficult painting, Gary starts his students on "any given painting." Choose "the subject" (the painting) that you prefer, and Gary will walk you through its creation from start to finish.

It has been his experience that by breaking the watercolor painting process down into easy-to-follow steps, students can take on any of his painting compositions—thus progressing more rapidly. Gary’s proven teaching method will make you a better watercolor painter!

ALL SKILL LEVELS

In many ways, novices are at an advantage as they have not yet pre-learned any watercolor painting approaches. But more advanced painters usually benefit from Gary's many unique watercolor techniques as well.

Watercolor is considered the most versatile and challenging painting medium. It can seem, at times, to have a life of its own. Gary demonstrates how to take control of this dynamic medium by breaking it down into easy-to-follow steps.

Painting Image Size: 19" x 13" (on a 21" x 15" half sheet of watercolor paper)

This course has 26 minutes of video content AND, to help you achieve success, it includes numerous very helpful “Downloadable / Printable” Reference Materials:

19” x 13” Drawing Guide (in 4 parts to be taped together)
Masking Drawing Guide
COLOR Painting Printout
Palette Guide
Supply List

6 of 6 students recommendSee All

All of Gary's classes are GREAT. This seems like a good one to start with - it seems like the easiest painting to paint. I love the inset frame where Gary shows himself mixing colors on the palette. Highly recommended!!!

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Gary Spetz NWS

Gary Spetz Watercolor Studio

Through his award winning art, Gary Spetz attempts to enhance the viewer's appreciation of the colors, shapes and designs that surround us. Gary travels extensively in his quest to both collect painting materials and find new paths to explore. In truth, he enjoys the "going to" as much as the painting process, itself. As an avid outdoors enthusiast, he hikes, skis, sails, and kayaks through the landscapes that he films and paints.

Gary is a "Signature Member" of the National Waterco...

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