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  • Atmospheric Perspective in Oil
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    Here’s what Richard Robinson will teach you in this video: What is Atmospheric Perspective? How Atmospheric Perspective actually WORKS! Why it is crucial to great landscape painting. When to use the simple Seeing Technique. How to get your drawing right – Easily. How to get your values and colours right. Where to begin your painting. How to paint Sun Glow! How to lay on paint that adds Depth and Life. How to apply finishing touches that Sparkle. and PLENTY more – all in 30 minutes.

  • Improve Your Landscapes on Location Video with Charles Evans
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    “The film crew from Teaching Art came up to Charles’ home in Northumberland in late summer last and filmed two fabulous sunny days out on location. Three paintings were painted stage by stage during the two days.
    The moorland scene featured on the cover Bamburgh Castle from the beach and a country lane near my house and its all in there. “

  • October on the Patomic River
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    In this video, Barbara Nuss demonstrates in oil the process of plein air painting along the Potomac River. Barbara begins with talking about the composition and continue through the entire procedure from laying in values to the finishing touches. In a separate segment, Barbara Nuss covers her palette and pre-mixed oil colors. The demonstration was done in two mornings with some final tweaking in her studio.

  • Painting Adventures: Old Friends with Richard Robinson
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    Take a painting adventure with Richard Robinson. He finds old trees leaning together making beautiful stark shapes against a dark backdrop. It is set off by a glowing field of golden grass. Richard films the entire painting which takes about a hour and a half.

  • Painting the Sea in Oil – Lesson 1 – The Big Wave with E John Robinson
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    Capture the Living Sea: E. John Robinson explains his techniques for truly seeing the sea in its infinite details. You are with him as he selects his palette and brushes, as he sketches, mixes colors and builds his painting, from start to finish. Special lessons include:
    * Anatomy of waves and foam patterns
    * Translucent waves
    * Color mixing
    Five Lessons in this Series – Can be done out of order.
    Lesson #1 – Painting the Sea in Oil  – The Big Wave
    Lesson #2 – Painting the Sea in Oil  – Morning Breakers
    Lesson #3 – Painting the Sea in Oil  – Storm Surf
    Lesson #4 – Painting the Sea in Oil  – Beach Reflections
    Lesson #5 – Painting the Sea in Oil  – Twilight Mist

  • Painting with Charles Evans, Marshes in Essex
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    “Artist Charles Evans captures the open impressive sky of the Essex marshes in watercolour. With easy step-by-step instructions, he adds depth to the composition and stipples sections of the trees.
    Adding life to the finishing touches of this interesting scene really brings this picture to life. Watch Charles as he guides you through this impressive landscape! “

  • Painting with Charles Evans, The Swan at Lavenham Video
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    Renowned artist Charles Evans captures a quaint village pub in watercolour using his trademark brushes. Encouraging you to work with the flow of the lines and not to be tempted to straighten things up, he simplifies this potentially complex picture in no time at all. Picking out areas such as the eaves of the building to cast shadows really helps bring this charming composition to life. With an enthusiastic approach, Charles will have you painting in no time at all!

  • Ready To Paint Watercolour Window with Shutters with Wendy Jelbert
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    Discover how to paint a rustic french window with blue shutters and pretty red flowers, in watercolor, with Wendy Jelbert, in 20 minutes.

  • Watercolor on Location with Sharon Lynn Williams
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    Canada’s premiere plein air (on location) painters. She has the ability to take any scene and create an exciting, colorful and very personal interpretation. In this, Sharon’s second, DVD she demonstrates her complete process for painting on location. She shows you how to:
    rearrange the elements of the scene to create an exciting composition
    how to create a value pattern that directs the viewers eye throughout the painting
    how to exaggerate the colours in the scene to maximize the emotional impact
    how to carefully pre-plan the painting so when you begin to paint you can paint with complete abandon
    This DVD will inspire you to get out of your studio and enter mother nature’s very own masterclass.