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Join us as the award winning artist Gavin Glakas takes us through painting a portrait from a live model. Gavin will demonstrate his setup, block in, and how he takes a portrait from concept to completion. Gavin Glakas is an award winning member of ...
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Overtime" presents a portrait of a working boat, captured with the rich textures and nuanced interplay of light that are hallmarks of Jonathan McPhillips' coastal oil paintings. This piece showcases his mastery of maritime subjects, emphasizing the ...
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Every portrait tells a story about its subject. But sometimes the story is so rich and vital that the artist becomes editor, deciding not just how to capture their subject's character, but how to present their story. Join Jessica as she talks about ...
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In Part 2, Jessica continues blocking in Sean's portrait using a limited palette.
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Part 3 covers painting hands and a background scene of a field behind the castle, with a dark history.
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In Part 4, Jessica completes the background and starts making final decisions about furnishings.
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Jessica wraps up Sean's portrait in Part 5, making finishing touches on facial features and hands.
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Choose a palette for those black-and-white snowy landscapes, and inject feeling and depth in to your winter trees.
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Join Steve for this ‘Paint Along’ class, where he will construct a painting from start to finish during each class, while you paint along with him. Steve will take you through the process step-by-step. He will demonstrate how he moves through the ...
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Choose a palette for those black-and-white snowy landscapes, and inject feeling and depth in to your winter trees
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A brief welcome to my site and where to begin.
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Let's take a tour through my studio
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In this online painting demo, multi award winning artist Ricky Mujica showcases a unique, health-conscious approach to figure painting. Renowned for his realist, painterly style, he adopts a solvent-free method that offers a fresh perspective that ...
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Join Steve for this ‘Paint Along’ class, where he will construct a painting from start to finish during each class, while you paint along with him. Steve will take you through the process step-by-step. He will demonstrate how he moves through the ...
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Join Steve for this ‘Paint Along’ class, where he will construct a painting from start to finish during each class, while you paint along with him. Steve will take you through the process step-by-step. He will demonstrate how he moves through the ...
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Learn to create the chill. Paint the downstream movement of icy water and snowy banks. Composing the winter landscape, choosing a color palette, underpainting strategies, and snow textures, all in a two hour live demo.
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Join Steve for this ‘Paint Along’ class, where he will construct a painting from start to finish during each class, while you paint along with him. Steve will take you through the process step-by-step. He will demonstrate how he moves through the ...
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This is the first in a series of videos about ways to create unity in a painting. In this video I discuss two concepts that, while on the surface are quite opposite, work together to create unity: Harmony and Contrast. Harmony is the effect that is ...
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This short video offers a primer on pastels and paper
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In this short video we explore how to ‘paint’ with a pastel stick
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Eager to paint that virtuoso sky for your landscape?  These cloud studies will get you primed to handle any challenge in the sky, with exercises for practicing the forms, color variations, textures, and patterns that clouds can take.
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Eager to paint that virtuoso sky for your landscape?  These cloud studies will get you primed to handle any challenge in the sky, with exercises for practicing the forms, color variations, textures, and patterns that clouds can take.
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This short demo on applying pastel to paper shows how to create a simple still life starting with a toned, sanded paper
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A Step-by-step guide to mounting your paper
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Learn how to recognize and compose a ‘found’ simple still life. This lesson focuses on finding hard and soft edges to create space and depth in a still life, and choosing a great color palette.
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Learn how to recognize and compose a ‘found’ simple still life. This lesson focuses on finding hard and soft edges to create space and depth in a still life, and choosing a great color palette.
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This video continues our examination of the use of harmony and contrast to create unity in a painting. Harmony is the effect that is created when like elements come together, such as color. While harmony is satisfying it can be rather static. ...
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It’s always important to paint what you love. Jeanne’s recurring still life theme has been and continues to be delicious, appealing, appetizing foods. Pour a glass of wine, tear a good hunk of bread and get ready to enjoy an evening of tasty ...
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There is a direct link between language, ideas, and painting. Sometimes we want to convey a specific idea or feeling in a painting and we need to plan in advance the various elements to achieve our outcome. One easy way to do that is to use words as ...
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This extended demo explores every step in the painting process in depth as Jeanne shares how to create a seascape with low and dramatic early morning light.
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This extended demo explores every step in the painting process in depth as Jeanne shares how to create a seascape with low and dramatic early morning light.
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This extended demo explores every step in the painting process in depth as Jeanne shares how to create a seascape with low and dramatic early morning light.
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This extended demo explores every step in the painting process in depth as Jeanne shares how to create a seascape with low and dramatic early morning light.
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Learn how to build the soft, subtle puffy forms of cumulous clouds through this start to finish demo of beautifully lit clouds at sunset. Judging values, layering, temperature shifts and edge control all covered.
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Learn how to build the soft, subtle puffy forms of cumulous clouds through this start to finish demo of beautifully lit clouds at sunset. Judging values, layering, temperature shifts and edge control all covered.
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In this video, Jonathan starts with a blank white canvas, setting the stage for a lively oil painting of the Sagamore Bridge on Cape Cod. He dives right in, using direct painting to bring out the excitement of the scene with energetic brushwork and ...
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How brush strokes can convey energy and life in seascape and coastal paintings.
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Now that autumn has arrived, let’s paint some trees! This video explores how to paint trees using watercolor techniques such as wet on dry and wet on wet, dry brush strokes, and dappling. You’ll learn how to create different effects with a variety of ...
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In this continuation of Terrific Trees!, I demonstrate how to create different effects when painting trees. In particular I focus on dappling in and staccato strokes with a beautiful autumn palette to create inviting fall foliage.
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Join master artists Kathy Anderson, Julia S. Powell, and Jeanne Rosier Smith for a roundtable discussion on their lives as women artists, how they balance the pulls of life, family, while sustaining their creativity and business success.
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Paint along with Jonathan as he paints the inner threshold of a historic building with a view to the outside.
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Wanderlust also stirs the desire to capture what we discover and paint it. But so often our photos lack the sensory and emotional feeling of being there. A good painting can do that, though. How to take your photos and memories and translate them ...
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Watch as Steve paints a mountain landscape, using hard edges to emphasize subject shapes and soft edges to de-emphasize supporting shapes, The combination of near and far shapes work together to create drama and atmospheric effect. Paint along with ...
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Capturing the beauty of changing trees in reflected water, using photo reference
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In this video we will explore how to create passages in a painting. Passages are patterns of light, dark, or color that lead the eye through a painting and give us a visual journey, which most often leads to the center of interest.
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In the previous video we will explored how to create passages in a painting through a series of sketches. Passages are patterns of light, dark, or color that lead the eye through a painting and give us a visual journey, which most often leads to the ...
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In this Demo, Jessica talks from behind the camera, pointing to several of the diverse greens in her scene, and explaining her method of mixing them on her palette.
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For an artist to create an artistic painting, rather than simply replicating a photograph, they must first identify the shape they want to emphasize and then determine how to make it the focal point. This sketch exercise shows you how to isolate the ...
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For an artist to create an artistic painting, rather than simply replicating a photograph, they must first identify the shape they want to emphasize and then determine how to make it the focal point. This sketch exercise shows you how to isolate the ...
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How do you create that special effect of sparkling light on water? This demo takes you through the special conditions which create this sparkle, how to underpaint and build layers to make light move and shine on the water’s surface.
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How do you create that special effect of sparkling light on water? This demo takes you through the special conditions which create this sparkle, how to underpaint and build layers to make light move and shine on the water’s surface.
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The last segment in this demo shows how to choose highlight colors and create the sparkle to make your painting shine, including the wet
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In this video Jonathan addresses the issues in painting a complicated scene on a small 8x16 canvas. Additionally, he addresses how to convincingly depict a busy and crowded boat yard in a simplified fashion
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In this video Jonathan addresses the issues in painting a complicated scene on a small 8x16 canvas. Additionally, he addresses how to convincingly depict a busy and crowded boat yard in a simplified fashion
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In this video Jonathan addresses the issues in painting a complicated scene on a small 8x16 canvas. Additionally, he addresses how to convincingly depict a busy and crowded boat yard in a simplified fashion
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In this first video of a two-part series, I will explain the very basics of beginning a still life. This is part 1, where I demonstrate toning a canvas, blocking in, and massing in colors and values
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Part 2, of the first lesson in still life foundations will focus of further developing the apple and lime still life. I will show more about mixing colors, establishing light, dimension and will cover use of brushwork. These first two still lifes ...
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Jessica introduces this 7-part series on her still life, "The Day is Done." Most often, you'll see Jessica outdoors, painting plein air studies where changing conditions make quick decisions and rapid brushwork essential. But she also loves settling ...
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Jessica shares her method for still life set up, including lighting, backgrounds, object selection and how to arrange the objects to create visual flow. Once arranged, she creates a thumbnail sketch framing the scene in a way that allows the objects ...
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Jessica paints a "study" of the still life, working quickly in the style of plein air paintings. Critiquing her study, she plans improvements to be applied to the final painting. This video ends with a 3-minute overview of the 20 hours of painting ...
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Although Jessica paints multi-part subjects by moving around the canvas, developing each object a little more with each pass, we edited this video to isolate her work on each object. In Part 4, we show Jessica's work on the vase, the hourglass and ...
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In Part 5, we show how Jessica paints the tea cup, with it's fine porceline design, delicate gold leaf, translucient tea and even a hint of steam. It's a master class on fine detail in still life
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Watch as Jessica paints a classic older book, with engraving, script title and gold guilded pages.
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In this final episode of the Day is Done series, Jessica shows you how to paint and sheer cloth that runs through the arrangement, and the background -- and how she makes changes as she evaluates how the background should best support the subjects of ...
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This is a demonstration of how I use continuous line drawing as source material for a sketch painting. While photographs make good source material, they are often so dominate that it is hard to break away from trying to re-create them. If you have ...
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Coastal marshes carry their own quiet beauty, and capturing the rich texture and varied light where the grasses meet the waterline is the subject of Jeanne’s next live demo. Join her to explore the challenge of creating believable marsh grass and ...
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Day two demo. This workshop is for the painter looking to enhance their skills while depicting the beautiful scenery of the Epiphany Fine Art Campus in springtime splendor. An inspirational and encouraging environment will be fostered through ...
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An existing painting can serve as inspiration for other, similar paintings with an entirely different feel or story. In this video I show how to use an existing painting as a reference and then ask the question, “What can I do differently?” Trying ...
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Discover the why’s and how’s of underpainting and sharpen your skills and strategies by using three different approaches (warm, value only, and local color/warm complement) to one scene.
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Discover the why’s and how’s of underpainting and sharpen your skills and strategies by using three different approaches (warm, value only, and local color/warm complement) to one scene.
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Discover the why’s and how’s of underpainting and sharpen your skills and strategies by using three different approaches (warm, value only, and local color/warm complement) to one scene.
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A prequel to the Archived live Demo: Flowers, this video takes you through the initial steps of that painting, a unique start on toned PastelMat paper.
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Expand your underpainting repertoire and ease with water, exploring three foundation strategies (cool, local color, black paper) for the same scene.
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Expand your underpainting repertoire and ease with water, exploring three foundation strategies (cool, local color, black paper) for the same scene.
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Expand your underpainting repertoire and ease with water, exploring three foundation strategies (cool, local color, black paper) for the same scene.
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Discover the special tips and tricks needed to enhance your seascapes. Learn how to create luminosity, lift out color to create light, enhance a sense of motion through brushwork and build wave form in your underpainting.
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Discover the special tips and tricks needed to enhance your seascapes. Learn how to create luminosity, lift out color to create light, enhance a sense of motion through brushwork and build wave form in your underpainting.
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Our growing group of Epiphany and Newsletter subscribers asked Jessica about converting plein air "studies" into studio paintings, colors of shadows, and more…. In Jessica's demo, she shows how to convey distance between objects in plein air paintings.
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A sketchbook is a great way to capture a scene when you don’t have a camera with you or you just want to sketch instead. Iterative sketching uses sketchbook images as source material in order to harvest ideas and create a painting. This is a process ...
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Day one demo.  This workshop is for the painter looking to enhance their skills while depicting the beautiful scenery of the Epiphany Fine Art Campus in springtime splendor. An inspirational and encouraging environment will be fostered through ...
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During Jessica's Monthly Question and Answer sessions (free), she offers critiques, answers viewers questions and narrates a painting demonstration. Check out these highlights from a recent Q&A and join her next time on Epiphany Fine Art!
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We again welcomed Epiphany and Newsletter subscribers. I critiqued two participants' paintings and answered questions. I did a live commentary as we watchd a recent video, showing how to paint underwater rocks. The full video is being released as a ...
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This is the complete lesson, shown in part in our May 13th Q&A. In it, I paint a lovely scene of a natural waterfall near a historic sandstone quary in Olmsted Falls, Ohio. In my voiceover, you'll learn how I make decisions about composition, ...
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Join me as I finish the waterfall plein air. In part two, I focus on the underwater portion of the scene, painting the bottom, the water itself, the reflections and the object that emerge above the water level.
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As spring blooms with a burst of color, Join Jeanne for an evening of reveling in the luscious colors and textures of flowers. Learn how to compose without cliché, create specific blooms without tightening up, and create vibrant, living color with ...
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Join us for a free one-hour loose watercolor painting with Steve Griggs. With fun and humor, Steve demonstrates his unique style of loose, moving, and evocative watercolor painting. Taking ‘loose’ to a new level, Steve uses bold lines, shapes, and ...
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Too often, artists undervalue still life. In this session, I discuss how the process of selecting, lighting, arranging and painting still life presents artists with rewarding challenges that both develop their skills and yield beautiful works of art!
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In this video, Jonathan showcases his techniques while painting a picturesque scene of a ship builder's homestead in Essex, MA. Jonathan will discuss brushwork and color choices, and the decision making process that brings the scene to life on the ...
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Balancing positive and negatives shapes allows for greater balance, depth, and movement in paintings. In these paint-along videos I demonstrate how to transform a static photographic reference into a lively and interesting painting by integrating ...
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Balancing positive and negatives shapes allows for greater balance, depth, and movement in paintings. In these paint-along videos I demonstrate how to transform a static photographic reference into a lively and interesting painting by integrating ...
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Balancing positive and negatives shapes allows for greater balance, depth, and movement in paintings. In these paint-along videos I demonstrate how to transform a static photographic reference into a lively and interesting painting by integrating ...
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In this video, Jonathan showcases his techniques while painting a picturesque scene of a ship builder’s homestead in Essex, MA. Jonathan will discuss brushwork and color choices, and the decision making process that brings the scene to life on the ...
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No matter where you are on your art journey, those aspects of art NOT related to pigment and paper have surely crept in from time to time. In this 2-hour zoom seminar Jeanne talks framing, marketing and social media, galleries, exhibitions, and ...
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This video is from the first couple hours of a live portrait painting workshop I recently gave.  In it I go over some of the basics of painting a portrait from life, how to work with the model, painting from memory, getting the all important first ...
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We welcomed Newsletter subscribers to this session. It was a great group of old friends and new faces! I critiqued two lovely paintings by group members and then spoke on how, without knowing we're doing it, we can turn art into a source of stress ...
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On a warm, sunny, February afternoon in Northern Ohio (a phrase I've never used before), I went to plein aire at a nearby wildlife habitat. The video opens with my search for a great scene to paint. Finding a view full of your "loves" -- interesting ...
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In Part 2, I finish the painting following the plan I laid out in the thumbnail sketch. Boisterous geese, local row boaters and some camera-toppling wind gusts, make it another great plein air experience.
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In this two part series, Jonathan will demonstrate a rare-for-him subject matter. He will discuss taking on an unfamiliar subject as well as some thoughts on looking for the small vignettes in complicated scenes. Zooming in can help keep the focus ...
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In this two part series, Jonathan will demonstrate a rare-for-him subject matter. He will discuss taking on an unfamiliar subject as well as some thoughts on looking for the small vignettes in complicated scenes. Zooming in can help keep the focus ...
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Learn to paint realistic lilypads against a deep blue background. Create convincing perspective and depth, placing details in the foreground.
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Learn to paint realistic lilypads against a deep blue background. Create convincing perspective and depth, placing details in the foreground.
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Short bonus follow up to the Lilypad 101 videos: How to block in the lily pads on a large complex scene
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Learn to tackle complex reflections, handle subtle value shifts, and tips for getting your lily pads to sit in the water. A start-to-finish demo.
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Learn to tackle complex reflections, handle subtle value shifts, and tips for getting your lily pads to sit in the water. A start-to-finish demo.
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In this session I critiqued four paintings from the group and we talked about efficiency -- a key to enjoying painting more and getting better results. Then I did a one-hour demo of a scene I loved, from a great trip to Ireland last summer.
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In this video Jonathan will discuss his use of the various parts of the painting as compositions within themselves, which can provide added impact to the whole, and in many instances, make the design process easier. He will discuss the seascape genre ...
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An introduction with Steven Griggs
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Paint along with me as we complete a waterscape from start to finish!
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Paint along with me as we complete a landscape from start to finish!
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Paint along with me as we complete a cityscape from start to finish!
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The first decision every artist makes is what format to use for the painting. There are three fundamental formats: portrait, landscape, elongated, square, as well as two variants: elongated landscape and elongated portrait. How do you decide which ...
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Composition fits into how we use or organize the page. Much like the artist uses different types of prose or poetry to tell a story, the painter uses composition to determine how best to tell their story.
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Fundamental to every painting is the idea of shape. In this video we will look at strategies for understanding simple shapes, breaking them down, and integrating them to create a painting.
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By viewing source material through the lens of shape, you can simplify a scene before painting. Use this video to learn my method for seeing shape and then apply it to your sketches while planning a painting.
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Let’s practice looking for shapes by applying the ‘Method for Seeing Shapes’ to photographs.
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Looking at source material, it is time to practice seeing simple shapes and developing them in your sketchbooks.
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In keeping with the idea that all painting can be broken down into shapes, let’s look at the human form as a shape! In this video I will show you how to paint human figures to proportion and scale. I will also show you techniques for adding movement ...
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Now that we’ve looked at how to paint people, add movement, and personality, it is time to practice putting them in situations such as city streets or landscapes. Adding people to paintings is a great way to draw the viewer into the scene to connect ...
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Let’s start by discussing the materials I recommend for loose watercolor painting, including sketchbooks, paper, brushes, paint, and palettes.
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Loose watercolor painting techniques are a little different from traditional watercolor painting techniques. In this video I demonstrate and explain five loose watercolor painting techniques I call ‘Paint Delivery Systems.’
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How does a writer add drama and action to their storytelling? One way is by using verbs. Similarly, I use specific watercolor techniques to add action and drama to my paintings. I call these techniques the ‘verbs’ of loose watercolor painting. In ...
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In this video I show you how to paint a simple landscape, using the paint delivery systems and watercolor techniques discussed in the previous videos. I invite you to either watch and paint along or watch first and then paint your version. Or both!
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This is an exercise I created to ‘warm up’ before starting to paint. It is a fun and creative way to explore shapes that emerge when I paint freely and without intention. There is no end to the number of times you can do this exercise. I often use it ...
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Part of the magic of loose watercolor painting is that energy and emotion are created organically. Nothing on the page is static. The way to achieve that energy and emotion is to plan out all the painting details in advance of putting any paint on ...
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Motif development allows for a richer inventory of ideas in order to develop a painting. In this video I expand on the use of sketchbooks and detail, through an actual case study, how I use my sketchbooks to explore motifs.
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There are a variety of sketching techniques that will help as you develop your sketchbook ideas. This video explores some of those techniques.
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Pour up a cup of coffee or adult beverage, sit back and relax as I demonstrate how to use the sketching techniques, paint delivery systems, and watercolor techniques to create a sketch painting in my sketchbook. This is a real-time sketch painting ...
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Color is a powerful tool for the artist. It can create emotion and drama in a painting. In this lesson I talk about the standard palette, warm or cool split compliment palettes, and mixing secondary or tertiary colors to access a full array of color ...
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Using non-traditional watercolor techniques and application tools, you can create interesting and energetic paintings. In this video I explore how palette knives create controlled, sharp edges, and mixing color on the paper, rather than on the ...
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Transitions are important dynamics that give breadth and life to paintings. In this video we look at different types of transitions and how they can be employed to create a visually stimulating experience for the viewer
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In this video I demonstrate how to use the dynamic transitions I discussed in Part One
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Using the methods of reducing a scene into simple shapes and assigning comparative values to those shapes (discussed in previous lessons) we have the foundation for creating a painting from source material. By rearranging values, we can step away ...
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Using the methods of reducing a scene into simple shapes and assigning comparative values to those shapes (discussed in previous lessons) we have the foundation for creating a painting from source material. By rearranging values, we can step away ...
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I open with two short "Special Features." In the first, I discuss scene selection. I had hiked down a beautiful wooded creek with many interesting and beautiful potential subjects. I briefly discuss how I arrived and my decision about what I would ...
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In part two, I add the details and textures that will help me arrive at "what I loved" about this view. You are welcome to paint along with me, or find a scene that you love, and enjoy the process of capturing it on canvas
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Like seafoam in the crest of a wave, fallen snow is beautifully reflective and challenging to paint. Shadows are where the magic happens, revealing form and texture. Jeanne’s snowy landscape demo will also reveal what she’s learned from painting ...
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In this first watercolor demonstration video Jonathan will be discussing his recent return to a medium rooted in the very beginnings of his artistic journey. He will go over some of the basic watercolor techniques, as well as a few of his own ...
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In part two of this watercolor demonstration, Jonathan will continue to discuss the various techniques he is employing with watercolor, while relating his process to his work in oil painting. This carries through to a finished 10" x 8" watercolor on ...
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In Part 1, I introduce you to this beautiful, misty river scene. I talk about how I decided on this particular composition, working through a thumbnail sketch that helps guide me throughout the rest of my painting. I finish Part 1 by showing you how ...
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Part 2 will show you how to mix and block in colors. I also paint in the starkly beautiful winter tree branches.
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In Part 3, I add details to the water and branches and check to be sure I've accomplished my goals for the painting. …and get a visit from a local trout!
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Painting sailboats can be tricky. This demo incudes tips to help you judge values, get your drawing right, and find a stronger composition and inspiring color even when using less-than-inspiring reference photos
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Painting sailboats can be tricky. This demo incudes tips to help you judge values, get your drawing right, and find a stronger composition and inspiring color even when using less-than-inspiring reference photos
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Dealing with a challenging subject? Close observation and simplification of shapes will go far. Jeanne will show how using these tips, anyone can learn to include boats in their work convincingly
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Dealing with a challenging subject? Close observation and simplification of shapes will go far. Jeanne will show how using these tips, anyone can learn to include boats in their work convincingly
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In parts 1 and 2 of "Holiday Transit" Jonathan demonstrates another holiday themed painting. Along with technical advice and instruction, he will describe the story behind the painting, and what he looks for in a subject. He will discuss how a ...
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In parts 1 and 2 of "Holiday Transit" Jonathan demonstrates another holiday themed painting. Along with technical advice and instruction, he will describe the story behind the painting, and what he looks for in a subject. He will discuss how a ...
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In this first part, I demonstrate how to sketch out a composition and use paint to lay in the design on canvas. Working through the changing mist and sky, I share how you can efficiently make your work capture your initial impression faster.
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While finishing the study, I discuss the use of values and colors to achieve distance and atmosphere. I then talk about utilizing the correct amount of detail to capture interest in your focal area by making selective choices and eliminating extra ...
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In part one of this two part series Jonathan will demonstrate a Christmas themed painting and the considerations that go into thematic work. He will also discuss why paintings centered around the holidays have been a tradition for him, and how he ...
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In part two of this two part series Jonathan will continue with his Christmas painting and the considerations that go into thematic work. He will discuss the latter stages of wrapping up a narrative painting, and demonstrates that twinkle of light in ...
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There is a lifetime of subject matter to study when it comes to understanding the horse and working out its descriptive form. But we must begin somewhere! I will be adding more equine videos in the future, but for now, we begin here. In this first ...
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Working on the internal features of the face we break down the form of the eyes, muzzle and the ears.
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This video covered the basics of understanding how a mane and tail function and lay on a horse. I also demonstrate how to draw the hoof, its function and mobility.
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Alluring and elusive, moonlight on water is among the most difficult sights in nature to paint. Paint it live and you’re in the dark, and yet moonlight is next to impossible to capture well photographically. In this demo, Jeanne will share how you ...
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Join me as I demonstrate how to mix the beautiful colors of fall, whilst outdoors using my favorite method! I use my standard limited palette to arrive at a wide array of the gorgeous colors of autumn.
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There are some steps In every plein air painters routine that are a must if you are looking to increase your efficiency in the field; and that is the practice of doing a thumbnail sketch before every painting. By doing a sketch ahead of time, you ...
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In part one if this plein air series, Jonathan talks about choosing a subject and establishing a composition when in the field and on location. Part one carries through establishing dark and light shapes, and the beginning stages of color ...
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In part two of this plein air series, Jonathan moves through the latter stages of a plein air scene. Color, atmosphere, and edges are part of the process layering on top of the established composition and shapes, exemplifying the colors and energy of ...
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The third and final installment of this series takes the outdoors to the indoors where Jonathan explains his analysis process of plein air paintings. He pinpoints the areas of improvement and where good aspects can be enhanced even more. It is a look ...
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Painting portraits may seem a daunting challenge, but I want to show you that it can be managed with the understanding of some essential concepts. In this video I discuss how I go about smiling painting eyes with life and sparkle.
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In this three-part video series, I share the method of working with a palette knife. The use of a palette knife is very different than using a brush, and I hope to demonstrate in this video, the many different ways to hold and manipulate the knife ...
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In Part 2, I continue painting distant fields, the trees behind the lavender and begin laying in the lavender rows.
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In Part 3, I lay in the lavender rows and the grassy aisles between them. I show techniques for using the palette knife to depict the rows' shape and direction. Finally, I zoom in on the details showing how short strokes with a dry knife added texture.
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In this video Jonathan will explain one of many ways to mix luscious green colors in oil paint. Using basic primary colors in Blue and Yellow, however with "warm" and "cool" options, he will show a basic "green" palette that can be applied to many ...
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In this video Jonathan reworks a painting that had a foundation in Plein air, but needed some changes to bring it to a place of stronger impact and interest. Also, he casually discusses some of his experience and offers some helpful suggestions for ...
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Every discipline must begin with the understanding of some basic principles. This video demonstrates the basic principles of drawing that will carry you through all your artistic disciplines, with practice.
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Most of us have some extra waiting time every now and then. What better exercise for the artistic mind than to practice some quick drawings while out and about. In this video I show you how to capture a quick tree from life.
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This first lesson in a three-part series is the preliminary stages of a portrait demonstrating Sight-size drawing technique. A portrait was chosen because I want to demonstrate that the process of drawing is not complicated, but rather a series of ...
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In the second video of this three-part series, we will work further on the portrait that was begun in the first lesson. I will develop the portrait working out the contours of the face and begin laying in the values.
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In this final drawing sight size video, I work to finish the portrait drawing. I hope that you will see that there is nothing complicated or daunting about drawing anything you want! Its all a matter of observation, taking your time and careful ...
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Nothing says majesty and grace like the noble horse. I am excited to share with you a clear simple step-by-step process to capturing a horse head portrait in this video set of three.
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Painting the portrait is one of the most challenging disciplines of painting known to artists. In this section of painting portraits, I begin with the foundations of portraiture.
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Watch as Jonathan McPhillips paints in his en plein air style the beautiful back yard and shed he discovered while staying at a friend's home.
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Watch as Jonathan McPhillips paints in his en plein air style the beautiful back yard and shed he discovered while staying at a friend's home.
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In the third and final installment of "Retirement Plans", Jonathan will carry through to completion this charming painting of an old watercraft next to a boat shed. The painting almost serves as a portrait of the property owner, without depicting the ...
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Painting the portrait is one of the most challenging disciplines of painting known to artists. In this section of painting portraits, I begin with the foundations of portraiture. We first discus the skull, and I demonstrate a simple sketch of a skull ...
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In this second video lesson of the foundations of portrait painting, I begin the painting of this gentleman by toning the canvas and demonstrate how to use my comparative drawing method to capture his likeness on the canvas.
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In this final video of the foundations of portraiture, I will demonstrate the finishing touches of sculpting out the form by using three basic values (light, middle tone and dark) to create the illusion of depth and facial topography.
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In this three-part video series, Color and Character, I will carry you through the next stage of portrait painting with working through color mixing! First, we begin with the drawing of our subject. I demonstrate in this first lesson, again the ...
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In this second video lesson of the Portrait studies, Color and Character, we delve into the weeds of really looking at mixing color. I explain the use of cool and warm color and I block in the foundation. I also begin to work through the capturing of ...
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Wrapping up the final video of this set of three in our Color and Character study, I demonstrate the importance of refining, looking and checking all areas that will need work. Then I isolate passages that need accents, and ask the question, “Did I capture
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This delightful three-part series in painting the portrait, I take you on a journey of painting a sweet little girl. This series will focus on using your brushwork to create form, understanding cool and warm in painting portraits while still ...
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In this second video of painting this sweet little girl, we take a closer look at refining the form and capturing the look of a child. There are wonderful palette shots demonstrating mixing skin tones. Edge work is also discussed as it pertains to ...
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In this final video of panting a young child, we polish up the structure, push the cool and warm vibrancy and finish painting her hair, clothes and develop a simple background that does not distract and enhances the glow of the child.
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In this three-part video series, I break down the process of portrait painting as it is more like sculpture than drawing. I want to emphasize the importance of considering facial topography in these videos. This first lesson will cover the likeness ...
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The second video lesson in this series about sculpting form will see the portrait come to life more by developing the three main values and building some descriptive form using color and brushwork.
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In this final video lesson about sculpting the portrait, we will see this painting come to a close with the addition of some final touches, discussion on paint quality, and using backgrounds to define edges and create atmosphere.
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In this video I will share with you what I carry with me when I want to do a little plein air work with my watercolors. It's a fun treasure hunt example for the individual looking to set up their own plein air kit of watercolor and pen and ink ...
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Watercolor painting is such a delightful painting medium with ease of materials, packing and accessibility. Many people feel intimidated by it's unpredictability and permanence. In this video, Jessica will demonstrate the basics of Victorian ...
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Jessica continues to present basic watercolor techniques such as broken color. Master these basic essentials, and there isn't anything you can't watercolor paint! Soon you'll be packing up your watercolor kit to take with you anywhere!
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In this Victorian Watercolor video, we use the techniques from the Watercolor Foundations Lessons 1 and 2. Together we paint a lovely fall scene of a lakeshore cabin and a small boat. Be sure to pause the video when more time is needed.
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Foliage season is coming soon: be ready for it with this live demo on handling nature’s most glorious show with subtlety and sensitivity. Learn to balance the brilliance of fall color with just the right neutrals, and create depth and a strong ...
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Efficiently packing for plein air painting is the first step to having a successful time enjoying the great outdoors doing what you love. In this short video I will show you the best options for keeping your equipment lightweight and essential.
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In this video I will demonstrate how to find a scene to paint in a park setting, develop your thumbnail sketch and block in the values on canvas
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This lesson will see you through blocking in the value and color masses, mixing greens and will further develop the painting begun in lesson 1.
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Wrapping up the painting from lessons 1 and 2, this video will demonstrate how to work through keeping your first vision, tightening up the composition and how to know when you’re finished.
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Everyone loves fall colors, water and reflections. In this video series, I will demonstrate how to capture a lovely fall pond scene with simple basic steps so you can confidently master plein air painting fall color, water and reflections. Starting ...
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Working through the painting in the first video, I demonstrate the middle passages of this forest, water and reflections scene. There are definitely layers of a complicated scene and I break down those complexities to show you an easy process.
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Wrapping up the set of three videos on painting fall colors, water and reflections, I share the finishing touches of capturing the life and energy of a forest scene. Often people ask how you can know when you’re finished and I share how you can know ...
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Capturing our furry friends on canvas is the artistic desire of many! In this set of three videos, I demonstrate my simple approach to capturing a likeness of a sweet border collie. No matter what animal you’d like to paint, the principles are all ...
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In this second video of painting animals, I demonstrate the middle passages of working through more of the blocking in of values of the Border Collie. I also show how you can use brushwork to demonstrate the flow of animal hair and develop form. ...
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In this third and final video of painting the Border Collie, I share how to finish the eyes, nose and all the remaining details that make up the character of the animal.
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Nothing says majesty and grace like the noble horse. I am excited to share with you a clear simple step-by-step process to capturing a horse head portrait in this video set of three. (Please note: In this video series, my canvas is slightly tilted ...
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In this second video of painting the horse head, I will carry you through the process of blocking in the values and refining the form with brushwork.
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With the values in place for this third and final video of painting the horse head, I will wrap up the portrait with finishing touches of correcting any issues, developing more of the character around the eyes and painting the sculptural, cool ...
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Learn to see design more abstractly—and be able to choose compositions based on how they work as designs rather than for the subject or photo, in this series of exercises.
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Learn to see design more abstractly—and be able to choose compositions based on how they work as designs rather than for the subject or photo, in this series of exercises.
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Early morning light passing through waves infuses translucent seawater with dawn’s distinctive atmosphere. In this live demo, Jeanne takes a special look at how the color pallet of ocean water changes due to lighting conditions, and in particular she ...
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In this video we’ll look at some classic tools for designing landscapes, using space (foreground, middle ground & distance) and line to direct the eye to a focal point and around the composition.
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In this video we’ll look at some classic tools for designing landscapes, using space (foreground, middle ground & distance) and line to direct the eye to a focal point and around the composition
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In this forest demo, Jeanne uses rich textures and patterns anchored by strong lines to organize a tree composition
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In this forest demo, Jeanne uses rich textures and patterns anchored by strong lines to organize a tree composition.
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Watch this first part of a three part series as Jonathan McPhillips demonstrates how he paints a schooner leaving harbor in lovely Camden Maine
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Watch the second part of this three part series as Jonathan McPhillips demonstrates how he paints a schooner leaving harbor in lovely Camden Maine
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Watch the third part of this a three part series as Jonathan McPhillips demonstrates how he paints a schooner leaving harbor in lovely Camden Maine
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In this demo Jeanne shows how to crop and simplify for maximum impact.  Learn how to identify and play to the strengths of your composition
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In this demo Jeanne shows how to crop and simplify for maximum impact. Learn how to identify and play to the strengths of your composition
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Follow along with Jonathan as he paints a couple working fishing boats en plein air in Stage Harbor, Chatham Massachusetts on Cape Cod.
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Follow along with Jonathan as he paints a couple working fishing boats en plein air in Stage Harbor, Chatham Massachusetts on Cape Cod.
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Tackling a complex cloud-filled sky means understanding cloud patterns and perspective and how they translate to two dimensions. This start to finish demo covers how to underpaint for large clouds, judging subtle value shifts, orchestrating a complex ...
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Tackling a complex cloud-filled sky means understanding cloud patterns and perspective and how they translate to two dimensions. This start to finish demo covers how to underpaint for large clouds, judging subtle value shifts, orchestrating a complex ...
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After sunset, a landscape’s tone and mood changes as light sources become more subtle. This demo is full of tips on creating clouds, light and atmospheric effects in a night scene
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After sunset, a landscape’s tone and mood changes as light sources become more subtle. This demo is full of tips on creating clouds, light and atmospheric effects in a night scene
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This demo on dark paper shows how to layer deep rich colors for a moonlit sky, and create the effect of reflected lights on water.
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This demo on dark paper shows how to layer deep rich colors for a moonlit sky, and create the effect of reflected lights on water.
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This is the third in a series of videos where we are exploring ways to combine harmony and contrast. In Part One, we looked at using abstract shapes over harmonious backgrounds. In Part Two, we looked at contrasting value and color. In Part Three we ...
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Join Jessica for an inspirational three-day workshop at Epiphany Fine Art in beautiful Norton Massachusetts, painting stunning fall colors! In this workshop Jessica will demonstrate how to select a scene, establish your composition, and develop your ...
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Adding figures to your landscapes creates liveliness and focus. Use these exercises and tips to incorporate figures more accurately and convincingly into to your landscapes.
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Adding figures to your landscapes creates liveliness and focus. Use these exercises and tips to incorporate figures more accurately and convincingly into to your landscapes.
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This exercise will help you simplify structures, see light on form, add color, value and then choose detail. Learn to place buildings in your landscape by reducing form to its simplest elements.
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This exercise will help you simplify structures, see light on form, add color, value and then choose detail. Learn to place buildings in your landscape by reducing form to its simplest elements.
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Learn to place buildings in your paintings without getting bogged down with the details. Jeanne takes you step by step through the process of seeing a complex city scene in simple terms, read the values and shapes and then add details and texture.
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Learn to place buildings in your paintings without getting bogged down with the details. Jeanne takes you step by step through the process of seeing a complex city scene in simple terms, read the values and shapes and then add details and texture.
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Regardless of what we’re painting, working with photos carries specific challenges: bad cropping, unreliable color, too much information. In this seascape demo, Jeanne Rosier Smith shares how she uses photos without being tied to them. She’ll show ...
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Watch and paint along with Jonathan as he paints a take out shack in lovely Maine. This video is the first half of a two part studio demonstration, allowing Jonathan to delve deeper into the process of his direct style painting.
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Watch and paint along with Jonathan as he paints a take out shack in lovely Maine. This video is the second half of a two part studio demonstration, allowing Jonathan to complete his deep dive into the process of his direct style painting.
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In this first of two studio demonstration videos Jonathan demonstrates how to convincingly capture air, a foggy coastal New England boat scene.
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In the final segment of this two part studio video we see Jonathan complete his demonstration of how to convincingly capture a foggy coastal New England boat scene.
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In this series, learn tips and tricks for creating more realistic foam. This demo includes advice for handling all sorts of seafoam challenges and will sharpen your seafoam skills.
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In this series, learn tips and tricks for creating more realistic foam. This demo includes advice for handling all sorts of seafoam challenges and will sharpen your seafoam skills.
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Learn how to capture the movement and power of an ocean wave in pastel. Understand the wave’s moving form, and explore special underpainting and layering strategies to make your seascapes come alive.
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As waves come ashore, both the design and technique of your seascape paintings become more complex. In this video Jeanne takes you through composing a shoreline seascape, handling wet and dry sand, foam, and underpainting strategies. Learn how to ...
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Coastal landscapes present unique challenges: tricks of light and atmosphere seldom seen inland, subtle curves of sand and grass, light, reflective planes. This video takes you through the particular challenges posed by the coastal landscape. Learn ...
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In this series, learn tips and tricks for creating more realistic foam. This demo includes advice for handling all sorts of seafoam challenges and will sharpen your seafoam skills.
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In this series, learn tips and tricks for creating more realistic foam. This demo includes advice for handling all sorts of seafoam challenges and will sharpen your seafoam skills.
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Seafoam is full of information about edges, motion, direction, texture of the water. This demo shows how to use foam to tell the story of the water’s motion and activity, with more sensitive observation and mark making.
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Seafoam is full of information about edges, motion, direction, texture of the water. This demo shows how to use foam to tell the story of the water’s motion and activity, with more sensitive observation and mark making.
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Seafoam is full of information about edges, motion, direction, texture of the water. This demo shows how to use foam to tell the story of the water’s motion and activity, with more sensitive observation and markmaking.
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Seafoam is full of information about edges, motion, direction, texture of the water. This demo shows how to use foam to tell the story of the water’s motion and activity, with more sensitive observation and markmaking.
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A serene winter sky creates a dramatic backdrop for a stand of winter trees. Make your well-designed sky the star of the show
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A serene winter sky creates a dramatic backdrop for a stand of winter trees. Make your well-designed sky the star of the show
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New growth and lush blossoms, brief and beautiful, create a tantalizing challenge for painters. Join Jeanne for an evening demo on approaches to finding and capturing blossoming trees at their best. We’ll cover tips for scouting great references, ...
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What to do with those snowy but nearly colorless photo references? This sample of Jeanne's demo shows how to convey depth and color to create an atmospheric and moody snow scene.
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Watch as Jonathan breaks down his painting process into three parts. In the first part Jonathan goes into detail how he sets up and starts a painting, blocks in the elements of the painting, follow his decision making process, and watch as the ...
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Watch as Jonathan breaks down his painting process into three parts. In the first part Jonathan goes into detail how he sets up and starts a painting, blocks in the elements of the painting, follow his decision making process, and watch as the ...
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Watch as Jonathan breaks down his painting process into three parts. In the first part Jonathan goes into detail how he sets up and starts a painting, blocks in the elements of the painting, follow his decision making process, and watch as the ...
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Join Jonathan as he paints a scene of shellfishing skiffs en plein air in lovely Wickford Rhode Island. The full video is available in Jonathan's ever growing library of educational videos
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Join Jonathan as he paints a lovely scene of shellfishing skiffs en plein air in lovely Wickford Rhode Island. Paint along with him as he describes what he's doing and why.
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Paint a snowy riverbank by understanding light, shadow, and plane shifts in the scene. Learn to judge snow value and temperatures, and create ripples and reflections in a winter river
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Paint a snowy riverbank by understanding light, shadow, and plane shifts in the scene. Learn to judge snow value and temperatures, and create ripples and reflections in a winter river
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Paint a snowy riverbank by understanding light, shadow, and plane shifts in the scene. Learn to judge snow value and temperatures, and create ripples and reflections in a winter river
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What to do with those snowy but nearly colorless photo references? This demo shows how to convey depth and color to create an atmospheric and moody snow scene.
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What to do with those snowy but nearly colorless photo references? This demo shows how to convey depth and color to create an atmospheric and moody snow scene.
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Learn to create a complex forest scene with a simple design and accurate values. By finding the bigger shapes and implying the detail, Jeanne creates the forest
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Learn to create a complex forest scene with a simple design and accurate values. By finding the bigger shapes and implying the detail, Jeanne creates the forest
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Jonathan continues to travel Rhode Island painting en plein air. Today he's at lovely Galilee Docks in this two part series. Part 1
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Jonathan continues to travel Rhode Island painting en plein air. Today he's at lovely Galilee Docks in this two part series. Part 2
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Snow is crystalline and reflective just like clouds or seafoam, creating wonderful color opportunities. Painting well is learning to see. The rules for painting snow change drastically depending on the weather and the light. In this demo, retune your ...
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Join Jonathan as he paints live en plein air at the Benson Preserve in lovely Rhode Island. Paint along with him as he describes what he's doing and why. Part 1
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Join Jonathan as he paints live en plein air at the Benson Preserve in lovely Rhode Island. Paint along with him as he describes what he's doing and why. Part 2
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Jonathan is an accomplished, award winning plein air painter out of Rhode Island. He is a must see for aspiring plein air and seascape studio painters.
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In this video Jonathan travels to Lafayette Falls Rhode Island, where he continues his plein air trek across the state
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In this video I take you through the correct way to setup, light, and capture a giclée quality image. This quality image can be used to apply to shows, galleries, and to print Giclées.
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In this video I teach you how to import the photograph you just took into Lightroom, to create a color profile and then to export your file to print ready.
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In this video we walk you through monitor calibration, Print Paper Calibration and Printing process out of Lightroom
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Join Jonathan McPhillips as he continues to plein air paint across Rhode Island.  Today's session is a painting of a beautiful green sailboat with lovely reflections in Wickford, RI (part 1)
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Join Jonathan McPhillips as he continues to plein air paint across Rhode Island.  Today's session is a painting of a beautiful green sailboat with lovely reflections in Wickford, RI (part 2)
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This video is an excerpt from Harvey's full video: Shadow Pattern Man to Female Head
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In his last video Harvey drew a shadow pattern man's face. In this video he turns it into a woman's face while developing it further
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In this video Harvey demonstrates how to develop a male face using a simple map of the planes of the face
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Are you a studio painter who feels guilty about not going out plein air more often? This demo is for you. I’ll share my plein air practices with you, and tell you exactly how I use them to help inform and enliven my studio paintings. Don’t get me ...
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How do we work with the reference photos we have to create the best painting possible? In this demo, Jeanne has shared how to work with less than perfect photos to compose beautiful paintings with a strong visual impact.
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How do we work with the reference photos we have to create the best painting possible? In this demo, Jeanne has shared how to work with less than perfect photos to compose beautiful paintings with a strong visual impact.
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In this video I discuss how to make colorful, visually balanced paintings with a limited palette. I discuss color mixes, visual surround, value, layout, and much more. This is the edited version of a three hour Zorn Palette video I made that was ...
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In this video I make a case for why I selected the limited palette I currently use, the thoughts that went into the colors on my palette, and how to use the palette to mix the colors you need.
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In this video I demonstrate how to use my palette to mix a myriad of colors as needed.
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In this video I demonstrate how you can practice mixing and matching colors from your palette at home.
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Every Painting tells a story. The painter always has to choose: is it about the sky or is it about the land? In this demo we’re looking up, focusing on sky drama. How to compose a sky for dramatic affect, how to build soft, billowy clouds, control ...