Rose Delight - A Watercolor Demonstration by John Hulsey

 Rose Delight

A Step by Step Watercolor Slide Show

Watercolor demonstration by John hulsey

   In this brief slide show, you will be introduced to John’s watercolor style and techniques for painting a representational subject. John prefers to work in a wet-into-wet manner which is the most risky technique for any watercolor painter. Watch as he shares his approach to pre-painting areas with clear water and then “pumping” rich, concentrated color into them. By always keeping an eye on the evaporation rate of these wet areas, and knowing just when to put color into them, he is able to get beautiful soft blends without the usual muddiness that often comes with this challenging technique. For the sharp-eyed, you may also see how he uses the contrasting handling characteristics between staining colors and sedimentary colors to get remarkable effects. Enjoy!

   If you would like to see more and even have a live interaction with John, take one of his online classes. Each week, he demonstrates a new subject and shares his four decades of painting know-how with his students while he paints another beautiful still life, landscape or floral subject. Paint along or just watch and ask questions. Info and registration in our Store.

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A Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes

Nocturnes - A Primer on Night Painting

Filled with inspirational examples by the masters of nightime painting, this little book is sure to fire up your creative energies. Never tried painting at night? We show you how it's done with a step-by-step-oil demo and a tale of night painting in the wilds of Rocky Mountain National Park. The Primer on Night Painting - Nocturnes is a 7 x 7" PDF download with 40 pages of text and images. It includes a gallery of paintings by masters of the nocturne, information to inspire and encourage you in your plein air nocturne painting, an illustrated step-by-step demo and tips for working in pastel and oil. Also available in a softcover edition. Check out the tools and other products that we use in our own art and travels in The Artist's Road Store. We only offer things for sale that we enthusiastically believe in.







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