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 Total time for 4 exercise videos: 1 hour 5 min 

Exercise 1 - The Gradual Wash is the elemental technique of watercolor, a painting is basically made up of many gradual washes. Here we look at how to move and handle the color in order to produce a smooth light to dark transition, the gradual wash.

Exercise 2 - The Gradual Wash - Continued

Exercise 3 - Timing of a wash

Exercise 4 - Wet brush/ Damp brush

Exercises

Skill level: Basics / Intermediate 

 (Total time: 5 hours) 

In this beginner to intermediate level course Dylan thoroughly demonstrates his use of watercolors fundamental techniques with step by step demos. We keep the subject matter very simple for those who are new to watercolor. Various techniques are illustrated throughout the course and the majority of the time we are painting tomatoes in which we incorporate the following techniques...
gradual washes, transparent layering, losing edges, matching wetness, wet into wet, dry into damp, complementary grays, negative painting, warm to cool color theory, and juxtaposing colors.  Click here for Tomatoes reference
This painting is 80% complete, you are encouraged to finish the painting on your own using the techniques that are repeated in this course.

Tomatoes

Skill level: Basics / Intermediate 

(Total time: 1 hour 8 mins)

In this class painting the caribbean boat we are focused on ho to use an "Alla Prima" approach, meaning, using a loaded brush, directly applying thick color with very few layers. This is a quick and impressionistic method, and is a more practical method when painting from life or for quick studies. This is painted upright on an easel at a 45 degree angle. This two part video series consists of a total of 1 hours and 55 mins of video time for both videos combined. I did this painting on arches cold press 300lb paper.

Caribbean Boat

Skill level: Basics / Intermediate 

(Total time: 1 hour 5 mins)

This small simple painting of a calm moment on a Venice canal is demonstrating how using the elements of color and shape can bring out the message. Having a soft blue and semi neutral colors to have a calmness and keeping the shape of the gondola most important to say "Italy, Venice." A little warm color on the figure adds a bit of excitement and beauty contrasted with the blue.
Painted on 300# Arches watercolor paper. 

Venice Gondola (A study of color & shape)

Skill level: Intermediate 

(Total time: 1 hour 8 mins)
This small simple painting of a sunny and lazy afternoon is demonstrating how using the element of shape can bring out the message. Using a limited palette of neutral colors we look more at the shapes; the umbrella, the hat, and the relaxed posture of the man. Warm earthy colors also say; afternoon, old historic Venice, and calmness. Painted on 300# Arches watercolor paper.

Venice Afternoon  (A study of shape)

Skill level: Intermediate (easy intermediate) 

(Total time: 18 hours)
This painting demonstrates Dylan's method of painting portraits. We were focused on conveying the child's gentleness, warmth, joyfulness, and feeling of safety and throughout the process our choices we made were based on those words. We used a gesture drawing to guide our process. The skin tones are slowly layered with a juxtaposing technique. The features are a very delicate and detailed process.

Portrait of Harper

Skill level: Intermediate -Advanced

This class is focusing on just the facial features: eye's, nose and mouth and how to achieve realism in the details. Also demonstrated is the process of layering skin tones with juxtaposing colors around the features. In this painting we use a a lot of the dry into damp technique for soft yet defined detail. This is recommended for intermediate to advanced.
Click here for reference photos

Eyes, Nose and Mouth

Skill level: Intermediate -Advanced

This painting demonstrates Dylan's method of painting watercolor realism. This painting is to convey a warm and nurturing gentleness, and throughout the process our choices we made were based on those words. We used a gesture drawing to guide our process. The softness is achieved with slow layering and wet into wet and the features are a very delicate and detailed dry into damp process. 

Blue Heron

Skill level: Intermediate -Advanced

This painting demonstrates Dylan's method of painting watercolor realism. This painting is to convey a warm and nurturing gentleness, and throughout the process our choices we made were based on those words. We used a gesture drawing to guide our process. The softness is achieved with slow layering and wet into wet and the features are a very delicate and detailed dry into damp process. 

Pears

Skill level: Beginning

In this beginner to intermediate level course Dylan thoroughly demonstrates his use of watercolors fundamental techniques with step by step demos. We keep the subject matter very simple for those who are new to watercolor. Various techniques are illustrated throughout the course and the majority of the time we are painting eggplants in which we incorporate the following techniques... gradual washes, transparent layering, losing edges, matching wetness, wet into wet, dry into damp, complementary grays, negative painting, warm to cool color theory, and juxtaposing colors. This painting is 80% complete, you are encouraged to finish the painting on your own using the techniques that are repeated in this course.

Eggplants

Skill level: Beginning/ Intermediate

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