Missed out on a live monthly Masterclass? Take your watercolor study to the next level with a replay. The Monthly Masterclasses are far more than a demo- These are deep dives into subjects and related techniques to take your painting up a notch.
Composition Boot Camp
A good composition is essential to the success of a painting. Directing the movement of the viewer’s eye around the painting, creating an engaging experience. We’ll discuss how this can be achieved through asymmetrical balance, creating a focal point using the Rule of Thirds, tried and true compositions, thumbnails and Notions.
Lines & Shapes
A focus on design and abstraction for creating believable, exciting Cityscapes.
Also discussed are the cityscape essentials of how to construct vehicles, keep people in proper proportion and communicate believable perspective.
Boats & Nautical
Come Sail away on this all things nautical masterclasss. Learn the secrets to creating water, reflections, boat shapes and maritime color harmony.
Over 3.5 hrs
Good drawing is essential to painting in watercolor. This is a drawing intensive designed to build drawing skills and create drawing habits. There are no shortcuts to bettering your drawing, but this covers the quickest ways to improvement and success
Trees & Foliage
A focus on construction and painting techniques for creating believable, exciting trees.
Trees and foliage can be tricky- learn how to avoid those “halloween”, “wine and paint” black tree trunk traps and mistakes! Color, texture, design, composition, timing and calligraphy all play important roles when bringing trees into your work.
On Skies & Clouds
A focus on creating dramatic , moving skies.
Painting with watercolor usually means working from top to bottom, back to front and the biggest shapes to smallest shapes. That said, more often than not, the sky will come first- setting the tone and mood for the rest of the painting. All things to come are influenced by these very first washes.
Myth of Mud
Climb out of the mud to bring that luminous, translucent, glowing quality to your work. The secret? Proper tone through pigment management. The ratio of pigment to water. We will look at techniques to maintain a beautiful feeling of light even when using grays and those "muddy "colors.
Double Length Class
An in-depth look at the figure.
Learn to simplify anatomy, judge correct proportion and create believable gestures and poses that are full of life. Begin to incorporate the figure into your work or do standalone figurative paintings
A WINTRY MIX
I've spent many hours freezing out in the snow to bring you this special masterclass. Learn the colors of snow and the design techniques to bring a wintry feel to your work.
Now you don't have to endure the elements to be able to bring these icy feelings to your paintings
CENTRAL PARK IN AUTUMN
A focus on painting fall scenes.
Central Park in autumn is one of my absolute favorite places. Learn to capture the colorful explosions of this magical season. We'll look at creating intense color without getting "cartoony", simplifying foliage shapes and portraying a fall narrative.