Spontaneous Landscape Watercolor Workshop

Steve Mitchell, The Mind of Watercolor Workshops

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6 Videos (59m)
    • Spontaneous Landscape Introduction

      2:11
    • Laying in the Initial Washes

      12:51
    • Forming and Modeling the Main Elements

      9:45
    • Finding Edges and Sorting Out Details

      10:33
    • Working Up to Final Details

      12:25
    • Finishing the Painting

      11:20
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About This Class

Spontaneous Painting is one of the most popular video types on my YouTube channel. So I've created this workshop from one of those episodes with more realtime footage and a paint-through commentary. Spontaneous painting is a great way to practice techniques and artistic vision in your painting. As a rule I'm a firm believer in composing, planning and gathering good reference for a painting, but sometimes we just want to sit down and paint without all that. Spontaneous painting can be rewarding and yield some surprisingly delightful results. I hope you'll join me in taking a blank sheet of watercolor paper, partnering with "the mind of watercolor", and creating something cool!

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Color Palette:

  • Nickel Azo Yellow,
  • Azo Green
  • Phthalo Green
  • Sap Green
  • Red Iron Oxide
  • Dioxazine Purple
  • Quinacridone Violet
  • Quinacridone Red
  • Paynes Gray
  • Sepia

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I have been following Steve on YouTube for almost two years now, and joined his Patreon group, as I have learned so much from him. I have watched the speed painting of this painting many times, and was super thrilled to watch this extended version and to hear his thought process. I find that listening to him think out loud is why I have learned so much. Great tutorial, Steve. Hope to see more of these.
Steve is a wonderful artist and very generous with his advice
An unbelievable combination of spontaneity and detail that comes about only with practice and experiment. So fun to watch him work!

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Steve Mitchell

The Mind of Watercolor Workshops

I've been a graphic designer and illustrator for over 34 years, but now I'm returning to my roots, fine art and the love of watercolor. I look forward to sharing my passion for painting in this exciting medium.

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