Saturday, 21 June 2014

How to Paint 3 Landscape Buildings in Watercolour

Here’s one of the lessons from Module 2 (Landscapes) of the Watercolour Academy.

I chose Rob Dudley to teach the Landscapes course because he’s one the best watercolorists I’ve met and, in my opinion, the best art instructor on YouTube.  

The lesson below is 1 of 39 lessons in the Landscapes Module. Every lesson is completely different from my Watercolour Secrets course but it has the same step-by-step structure.  More importantly…

Each lesson comes with a downloadable exercise and reference photos so that you know exactly how to apply what you learn. This module is the reason why I took Watercolour Secrets off the market last month.

(Actual images that you'll learn to paint in the Watercolour Academy)



REFERENCE MATERIAL
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Tomorrow, I’m going to send you details of Module 3 from the Academy.  Module 3 covers still life.

Best wishes,

Bob.
P.s. if you get chance leave a comment below. I try to check them regularly...

55 comments:

  1. I am so thrilled to have found your lessons now when I finally have some time to spend on myself. The colour chart was fun and will be "as you say" so useful so thank you for that;
    sincere appreciation Shirley GB

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  2. Hello,
    Thank you for what you give us. Your lessons are very useful. I have not studied art and I learn to paint without a teacher. You are a great teacher!
    Best wishes,
    Ioana

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    1. Thanks for posting a comment Ioana

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    2. Sideways filming very annoying

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  3. Great technique--just spoilt a little hearing a lot of breathing--but still enjoyable

    R

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  4. This was a good instructional video. I really enjoyed watching his brushwork.


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  5. Wonderful, simple encouraging video lesson. Thank you. I will watch for more and practise this today. I do think the mic is a little close to the instructor- easily fixed . cheers !

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    1. Appreciate the feedback, thank you

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  6. Very instructive teaching. It gives you fundaments of solid, "classical", craftmanship..

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  7. Hi Bob;
    Just viewed the video..enjoyed the instruction...great job of explaining it all... showing the progression and emphasizing details...simplified for amatures like me.
    I had changed to acrylics because of frustration but may try water color painting again :) JC

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    1. Don't give up on watercolour JC. If you take a bit of time to follow all the lessons in the Academy (and do the exercises!), you'll find it's the most rewarding and theraputic of all painting mediums!

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  8. I found doing the colour chart was fun and will be so useful enjoy doing it.
    so thank you for that,
    sincere appreciation. Melvyn GB

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    1. Great Melvyn, plenty more onthe way too

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  9. the color chart is a great reference, will eliminate some of the "mud". Found some amazing colors I would not have found had I not taken the time to make the chart. Looking forward to future lessons. Joyce

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  10. The color chart lesson was wonderful. I very much enjoyed watching the landscape lesson. My only criticism would be too many camera shots from the side. I found myself starting to tilt my head to the side to make the pic upright!

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    1. I agree with znicia - too many side shots. Made my neck ache, trying to see what was going on.

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  12. This was a good lesson, but the instructor needs to work on his breathing. I'm not sure if I want to listen to the audio in his other videos if they all have that heavy breathing.

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    1. A couple, including this one, have some heavy breathing because Rob suffers from asthma.

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  13. I was very much the "detail man" n my watercolor paintings. Then I had a stroke, which has permanently affected my hands. Watching this landscape module has given me the confidence to pick up my brushes and paint again, but in a much looser style as demonstrated in this landscape video. Thank you!

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    1. Module 4 in the Watercolour Academy is called "Loosening Up" and takes you through a series of lessons for letting go of too much detail. It will defintiely help you is that's an issue for you.

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  14. He is good, but too advanced for a beginner like me!. I enjoy your teaching style better since you explain much more how you do what you do!!. I was looking forward to eventually affording water colour secrets. I hope you don't completely take it off the market. Thanks Zo

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    1. Hi Zo, when you reach this point in the Landscape Module, you won't be a complete beginner believe me! This is towards the end of the Landscpes Module, which comes after the Foundations Module. Watercolour Secrets has come off the market for good unfortunately - the Watercolour Acadmey replaces it... and it's definitely something you'll be able to afford :)

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  15. I am too hung up on detail in my paintings and therefore avoid landscapes like the plague, but this video just shows how simple it can be - in an expert's hands. Maybe I'll try!

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    1. Hi Ruthie, Module 4 in the Watercolour Academy is called "Loosening Up" and takes you through a series of lessons for letting go of too much detail. It will defintiely help you is that's an issue for you.

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  16. 22 June 2014

    I am watching these lessons with great interest, look forward to trying to do them, at present I am going through chemotherapy, so not feeling like starting it all just yet.

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  17. enjoyed the lessons looking forward to the next ones.

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  18. I also found the heavy breathing a problem. It sounded as though he had a cold.

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    1. Rob has asthma, his breathing is not something we can do much about on camera unfortunately.

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    2. Thanks for letting me know that Bob. As someone with Parkinson's I know how easy it is for people to jump to the wrong conclusion. I apologise to Rob if he was offended by my comment.

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  19. can you tell me the name of the brush manufacture ? my brush point never stays like Rob's !

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    1. Winsor and Newton are very good Barry. Rob uses a mix of brands he's collected over the years but you won't go wrong with their brushes.

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  20. I really enjoyed watching the landscape lesson, but my painting would be awash with water. I would find it hard to paint so small, as I'm not good at drawing. Maybe I'll have a go, just a wee bit at a time.

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    1. Margaret, don't forget this is just one lesson that has many more building up to it. In our Foundations Module (which comes before the andscape Module), I show you exactly how to control the amount of water and strength of washes on the paper. Trust me when I say, by the time you complete the entire Watercolr Academy (or even just the first 3 Modules), you'll have complete confidence over your paintings

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  21. Enjoying the lessons, learning heaps thanks ever so much

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    1. That's great nad you're very welcome

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  22. Very interesting landscape lesson, really need to try this.

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    1. Yep, give it a go! Rob is a great instructor and the entire Landscape Module has come together really well. We're lucky to have him o board!

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  23. After seeing your video I am digging out my old watercolour box.
    Where do I get info on skin tones.
    Thank you.
    Claire

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  24. Hi Claire, video on skin tones is coming up in the next few days

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    1. Hi Bob!
      Fantastic lesson ! Thank you so much!
      Kamala

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  25. This is lovely, so simple. I tend to put too much detail in and then it looks messy, so my new motto: less is more. Thank you for these lovely little lessons, much appreciated. :-)

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  26. thank you for explaining step for step what to do and how to mix colours. What a result after such a little of time.

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  27. Thank you for your fine instructions I haven't painted in several years because my husband has been quite ill. You have inspired me to get out the paints and get started again. I was intimidated because I thought I had forgotten every thing. you made it so easy to try again.

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  28. These new videos are great. I purchased your first set, and admittedly haven't gotten through all of them--I don't self myself as an artist and the drawing part is daunting. I did do the first color chart exercise and found that the warm blue I had wasn't warm enough to produce the effects you demo'd, so I will want to redo that. I am in awe of those who can just do this so smoothly and easily!

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  29. What a great teaching video. I am learning so much from watching these tutorials you have. I have so much to practice and learn. Thank you for doing this for us.

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  30. If it's not prying, where are you from, Bob. You sound exactly like my daughter-in-law's father!
    (I am enjoying your lessons too.)

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  31. Waooow!!! Really very cool site of blogs. You can imagine what you have done for me. Bristol Block Driveways

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  32. I love these video lessons but the landscape lesson came up with this video does not exist can you tell me why.
    Janet Smith

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  33. Why are there no blog entries after 2014? Now I see Art Tutor. Is that a replacement for this site.

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