Painting Water In Watercolor: Streams, Rivers, Lakes, OceanLearn to paint water in watercolor! Class covers important techniques for capturing reflections and transparency, along with still and moving water.
Live Classes On Zoom – 6 to 8pm, Thursdays, April 7 – May 12, 2022
Info for the first class including ZOOM link will be sent by email upon registration.
6 LIVE CLASSES – STEP-BY-STEP PAINTINGS AND DEMOS
6 GROUP CRITIQUES – INDIVIDUALIZED FEEDBACK
REFERENCE INFO AND VIDEOS
CLASS INFO SHEETS AND VIDEO TUTORIALS
FOR REFERENCE AND REVIEW
Week 1 – Water and Reflections: Easy Techniques
This weeks class focuses on a couple easy techniques to paint ‘generic’ water and reflections
Week 2 – Lakes and Still Water
Still water is the easiest to paint. This week we build on the techniques for ‘generic’ water to create the varying surface of a large body of still water.
Week 3 – Streams and Rivers
Handling perspective, space and distance for streams and rivers. Generally we see both the near and far banks of streams and rivers. Each needs to be handled differently. Learn to use the ideas of linear and aerial perspective to make them look right and to show space and distance.
Week 4 – Rapids and Falls
Fast moving water creates even more challenge in a number of ways. In contrast to still and slow moving water, fast water and falls involve a surface that changes direction. Learn how to get them all to look right together.
Week 5 – The Ocean : Calm, Moving Water
Even calm ocean water has a complex and moving surface. This week we apply earlier techniques and principles to open ocean water. We’ll also start to explore white caps and foam.
Week 6 – The Ocean : Movement and Crashing Waves
The ultimate challenge in painting water is in creating the action of crashing waves. We take on that challenge this week.
Learn to paint water in watercolor! Class covers important techniques for capturing reflections and transparency, along with still and moving water.
Use this Basic Watercolor Supplies and Materials list as a guide.
We will use Rough paper for some of our projects which is not on the list. A couple sheets is enough if you don’t already have it.
Water is reflective, especially of the sky. You’ll want to have a variety of blues to help capture that single most important reflected element.
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About The Instructor
Tony Conner is an accomplished watercolorist and and experienced instructor. His energetic approach to teaching and enthusiasm for the watercolor medium are combined to create classes that are both fun and informative. He excels at providing information and insights to individual students – meeting them where they are and helping them get to where they want to go.
- Signature Member - New England Watercolor Society
- Signature Member - Vermont Watercolor Societies
- Artist Member - Salmagundi Club
- Artist Member - North Shore Arts Association
Tony works from his studio in Bennington, Vermont.