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Breaking the old rules of watercolour

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  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 26:36
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: Unrestricted
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 105 MB
  • Posted: 06/24/2012

In this video the artist Elizabeth Tyler demonstrates how she painted a watercolour of the seashore using unconventional techniques. Working in both plein air and at the studio, her painting gradually comes to life. She is not afraid of breaking all the old rules of watercolour painting in order to achieve a pleasing finished result. Looking over her shoulder you can closely follow how, in spite of surprising methods, she finishes up with a detailed and realistic painting of the tranquil scene.
The artist shows and explains every step she takes with:
The use of masking fluid.
The use of different brushes, pens, sponges, colour shapers, kitchen roll, watersoluble pencils, cutter blades, stencils, saucepan scrubbers, plastic bags and clingfilm.
Not to mention the totally forbidden opaque white!

About this Author

Elizabeth Tyler
Elizabeth Tyler
5 lessons
Joined:
09/22/2009

Elizabeth Tyler was born in Leamington Spa, England in 1946. She has been a professional artist for four decades and exhibits her artworks regularly at galleries and art museums in Sweden, Denmark and Finland.
She is the author and illustrator of “Akvarelbogen” (The watercolour book) published by Gydendals publishing house in Copenhagen, 2005. Her ebook "Watercolour in detail" was published in the spring of 2012 and is now sold in 22 countries.
She has received many awards and prizes for her work and is represented in numerous public and private collections in Europe and the USA.
Elizabeth Tyler lives and works in southern Sweden six months a year, the other six months are spent in...

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_grn
Breaking the rules of watercolour
02/27/2014
~ ccarter2

It is excellent for someone who has just started painting.

Nopic_tan
Superb
07/06/2013
~ aland

Elizabeth Tyler is one of the best artists/instructors I have come across. I purchased one of her DVDs and another lesson and have learnt so much from them. This is another great lesson from her and I cant get enough I wish there were more!!

Diane_homepage
Cohesive, well explained techniques
07/06/2012
~ Ladydiartist

This is one of the best video demonstrations that I have ever seen. The techniques are not new, but the way the artist connects and explains the various methods are unique. I am very happy to have added this video lesson to my collection and I really thank Elizabeth for sharing her knowledge with us.

Nopic_grn
Value-packed Demonstration
06/27/2012
~ Maryann2

Fascinating demonstration of practical, easy to use techniques to create awesome watercolors. I didn't want the lesson to end. Great photography of artist's hands in motion (along with close-ups and concise explanations of tools and techniques) make this video a valuable addition to my library. While many of the individual techniques presented are well-known, the way these techniques are combined and employed to create a memorable painting make this an outstanding lesson.

Nopic_grn
Breaking the rules of watercolour
02/27/2014
~ ccarter2

It is excellent for someone who has just started painting.

Nopic_tan
Superb
07/06/2013
~ aland

Elizabeth Tyler is one of the best artists/instructors I have come across. I purchased one of her DVDs and another lesson and have learnt so much from them. This is another great lesson from her and I cant get enough I wish there were more!!

Diane_homepage
Cohesive, well explained techniques
07/06/2012
~ Ladydiartist

This is one of the best video demonstrations that I have ever seen. The techniques are not new, but the way the artist connects and explains the various methods are unique. I am very happy to have added this video lesson to my collection and I really thank Elizabeth for sharing her knowledge with us.

Nopic_grn
Value-packed Demonstration
06/27/2012
~ Maryann2

Fascinating demonstration of practical, easy to use techniques to create awesome watercolors. I didn't want the lesson to end. Great photography of artist's hands in motion (along with close-ups and concise explanations of tools and techniques) make this video a valuable addition to my library. While many of the individual techniques presented are well-known, the way these techniques are combined and employed to create a memorable painting make this an outstanding lesson.

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