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

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!

Supplies Used:

Color Palette:

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

15 of 15 students recommendSee All

Very educational workshop. The spontaneous element is great, as the instructor turns blobs of paint into a finished painting, while explaining his creative process. This workshop makes me want to take more chances with my art.
I love the way Steve teaches his classes while making it look effortless. He is so informative while showing just what can be done. He helps you become a better artist while showing that mistakes happen to everyone and a good artist works with it. Great class, and teacher.

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Steve Mitchell

The Mind of Watercolor Workshops

I've been a graphic designer and illustrator for over 30 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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