Watercolor Workshop, Painting From Photographs, Turn A Dull Photograph Into A Lively Sunny Painting

Patrick Ley-greaves

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About This Class

My Class is designed to help you turn your uninspiring photographs into personal works of art. I will demonstrate techniques that help you plan your painting to get maximum light and color from dull photographs. 

What Will You Learn

  • How to turn a dull scene into a painting full of light
  • How to paint loosely and confidently in watercolor
  • You will learn how to simplify shapes
  • How to use a simplified palette of colors to achieve colorful results 
  • How to mix colors, keeping them fresh and bright
  • How to create a value sketch prior to painting

Join me for my watercolor workshop, ask questions, upload your work and lets work together on getting you on the road to successful watercolor painting. 


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I love the idea of taking a fairly dull photo (and I have a ton of those...) and transforming it into a really lovely painting. I am going to look through my photos with a new eye, seeing what I can do with them.
I really love Patrick's teaching methods. He explains colours and values every step of the way and simplifies this beautiful finished piece in easy to follow steps. Highly recommend his classes.
I have learned a lot! Thanks Patrick





British born artist Patrick is a totally self-taught land and seascape painter. Patrick has been painting the watercolor for the last 30yrs and has taught students in workshops throughout the UK. He has developed a large following through his teaching on YouTube and his website Pure Watercolour. Patrick enjoys en Plein air painting throughout the summer months and when time allows he travels extensively throughout Europe and Asia in search of inspiration.

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