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Watercolor – Elements of the Landscape

Watercolor is renowned for being an ideal medium for painting the landscape. The varieties of this subject are plentiful and inspiring. How often though have you attempted to capture a magical scene, only to be disappointed at the end result!
The landscape subject is undoubtedly daunting, and too often we try to interpret everything exactly as we see it.This special course will introduce you to painting the individual landscape components in a way that should be achievable for all. Each week will concentrate on a different element. In learning and practicing to paint each segment of the landscape, you will develop the necessary skills and confidence to rearrange your scenery and even paint your own imagined landscapes.

Start Date: August 6, 2013. (http://anu.register.fwmedia.com/Course?CourseId=3058-2)

Workshop Length: 4 weeks

Tuition: $149.99

Instructor:Annette Raff (bio (http://www.artistsnetworkuniversity.com/meet-the-instructors/annette-raff))

Course Materials:

3 Video Downloads – By Annette Raff
2 Printable Downloads – By Annette Raff
3 Reference Photos– By Annette RaffREGISTER NOW (http://d1d7q0b0hpvdac.cloudfront.net/wp-content/uploads/anu-REGISTERNOW.fw_.png?acd83a)

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How to interpret and suggest scenery
Painting Skies
Painting Mountains
Painting Rocks
Painting Foliage
Techniques for painting
Painting ‘wet into wet’
‘Glazing’ to create depth
Creating textures
Mixing natures colors from a limited paletteWho Should Take This Course:
Beginner/intermediate painters and artists who wish to paint landscapes in watercolor
All levels of artists who wish to improve their observation and watercolor painting skillsArt Supplies You’ll Need:

Masking Tape approx. 1”
Board to rest your work on (I like to use a light board that is not too large, so that I can pick it up and turn it with ease.
Something to prop up your board at the back at an angle of about 30 degrees
2B or 3B graphite pencil
Kneadable eraser
An A4 sheet of sketch paper 11 x 14” approx. (medium tooth)
Watercolor paper – Cold Press 300 gsm, (Bockingfod recommended).
Rag to wipe your brush on
Watercolor Brushes – 2 x 1” or ¾” flat, 2 x ½” flat, ‘old’ bristle brush
Assorted round brushes sizes from 12 to 20
Tissues
Hairdryer
Cotton wool
Water spray bottle
Medicine dropper for adding water to palette
Wooden skewer, or toothpick or other pointed stickAll assignments must be scanned or photographed and submitted through the Blackboard system for evaluation.
To expedite responses to questions, contact the instructor via e-mail.
Note: Throughout these lessons, you will need to pause and rewind the DVDs often.

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