A step-by-step painting demonstration from start to finish...
An interview with Andy Evansen...
A show of the artist’s work...
Master watercolorist Andy Evansen shares his decades of experience and the secrets to creating a great watercolor painting. This video shows you the steps for a winning composition, how to nail the values every time, how to avoid watercolor problems, and how to blend shapes for a more pleasing painting. You’ll learn to lead the viewer’s eye, use darks to design a scene, create believable reflections, paint skies effectively, and make use of spontaneous brushstrokes, as well as discover how to build a color palette ー and much more.
How to create a powerful and pleasing composition
The ideal painting setup
The complete color palette
How to take average compositions and make them spectacular with a few small changes
How to master values by creating and using value studies
How to avoid trouble in your painting
How to merge and blend shapes for a more pleasing look
How to catch and lead the viewer’s eye
How to use darks as a tool to design a scene
Essential drawing skills
How to create realistic impressions in water
How to lift highlights
How to paint details
How to know what to leave out of a painting
How to give the eye rest
Dry-brush techniques you can use to your advantage
How to make light and sun feel realistic
How to give brushstrokes the feel of spontaneity while keeping control
Remove excess water in your painting
The important steps for creating a realistic underwash
How to paint spectacular skies
Using color and grays to keep the painting pleasing