Join me in this captivating video tutorial where I'll guide you through the process of creating a mesmerizing watercolor landscape. Inspired by a photo reference taken in the charming city of Williamsburg, VA.
I'll show you how to overcome the challenges of painting from a photo and bring out the larger shapes that truly capture the essence of the scene. Living nearby and visiting the area frequently, I've developed a deep appreciation for its beauty, and I'm excited to share my techniques with you.
My Approach to Painting Watercolor Landscapes
When it comes to painting watercolor landscapes, I follow a simple yet effective approach that ensures captivating results. Here are the key steps I take:
Starting with the "Why"
Before diving into the painting process, I always establish a focal point or point of interest. This crucial step sets the foundation for creating a coherent and engaging scene.
Starting with the "why" is a powerful approach that allows you to infuse meaning and intention into your abstract paintings. By clarifying your focal point or point of interest, you establish a visual anchor that draws viewers into your artwork and guides their exploration.
This deliberate decision-making process helps you create a strong composition, where elements are strategically placed to enhance the overall impact of the painting. By understanding the purpose behind your artwork, you can effectively communicate emotions, tell a story, or evoke a specific mood through the abstract language of shapes, colors, and textures.
Embracing the "why" in your abstract painting process empowers you to create meaningful and engaging artwork that resonates with both you and your audience.
Now it's time to check out the awesome video before I share more tips...