Grahame Booth is one of Northern Ireland’s most popular watercolour painters. Here he demos "Painting Holywood in Watercolour." based on a sketch of Holywood, Co Down, N. Ireland. See how a complex landscape/seascape can be simplifed to a few blocks of colour. His website www.grahamebooth.com features free step-by-step demos, Workshop schedules, diary, and much more.
Noemí González from Bilbao, Spain has a flair for portraits and figurative motifs. Watch as Noemí (Naomi) creates a watercolor portrait of Rade Serbedzija actor, director and musician of Serb origin. At her blog Pintaracuarela she features watercolor artists, news, and events, as well as her own award-winning paintings.
Yevgenia Watts is an artist from sunny California who paints, blogs, and makes cool videos. In this YouTube clip she gracefully maneuvers flowing watercolor on Yupo (a synthetic paper) into a beautiful vase of sunflowers. On her website Watercolored Hands Yevgenia shares her adventures and explorations in art. You can see her gallery, order custom artwork, buy originals, sign up for her newsletter, and find the link to her Facebook page!
Silvia Pelissero is a figurative artist working in Rome, Italy. Her speed painting (from youtube.com) will capitvate you as she manipulates chaos with skill and expressiveness into an exquisitely designed watercolor portrait. Silvia uses a limited palette of intense colors to work her magic. Visit her Youtube Channel and also see her gallery on Deviantart.com: agnes-cecile.deviantart.com (PG13) where many examples of her fine figurative work are on display.
A majestic line of snowy mountains demands his attention, so Henry Li of Blueheronarts.com stops to paint a quick and frosty plein air sumi-e. Henry has published dozens of watercolor and sumi-e "how to" videos on his Youtube channel Blueheronarts.
After a quick hike through Spears Woods, part of Chicago's Cook County Forest Preserves, Christine Kane (letspaintnature.com) will show you how to do a simple step-by-step watercolor nature sketch. No experience necessary.
In Jean Haines "How to Paint Colour & Light in Watercolour" viewers are shown how watercolor flows into clean water in an apparently uncontrollable manner. Jean then controls the chaos in many examples of her distinct freeform flowing style.
For her DVD and book How to Paint Colour and Light in Watercolour visit saa.co.uk.
Cathy put together this video on journaling and painting in 2008. In it she gives viewers insight into the mind of an artist at work. A popular author/artist/naturalist, her work has graced the pages of Country Living, The Artist's Magazine, and Watercolor Artist. Cathy has several excellent books and DVDs available for nature-loving artists. "Backroads Artist" is packed with useful information and beautiful art. Check out her website cathyjohnson.info and her blog katequicksilvr.livejournal.com for more of her great work.
Northern California watercolor artist Ron Ridley has been posting YouTube videos for a while now. In this video he uses charcoal pencil on 90lb. paper as a foundation for some quick plein air watercolor sketching. There are leaves and ducks for atmosphere and the handheld one man production gives it a Blair Witch meets Cloverfield feel that is quite fun. Visit his MySpace Page for more free watercolor painting information.
Vinita Pappas is Vice President of the Watercolor Society of Oregon and recently submitted this video on YouTube to share with everyone. Vinita thought our readers would like another freebie, (who wouldn't!) so here it is. Check out her website www.create38.com for more free watercolor painting information.