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Take a look at the scene on the right.

Now the average person might look at it and see nothing special.

But not award-winning artist Richard Russell Sneary. 

The magic was immediately apparent to him… 

In fact, when he came across the scene, his jaw dropped, just looking at the way the light filled the room, touching upon the immense amount of history that was there waiting to be painted.

He was drawn by its charm, and he wanted to capture that…

Take a look at the scene below.

Now the average person might look at it and see nothing special.

But not award-winning artist Richard Russell Sneary. 

The magic was immediately apparent to him… 

In fact, when he came across the scene, his jaw dropped, just looking at the way the light filled the room, touching upon the immense amount of history that was there waiting to be painted.

…but it was full of complexity!

There was clutter everywhere. Everything seemed in disarray

…but then he realized that everything had its own place, its own purpose.

Plus, the scene demanded a certain level of precision with his watercolors, without taking away what makes the medium special.

It forced him to choose the right elements to be in the painting and not create a mess.

It’s a challenging subject to begin with…

…yet the beauty of it all compelled him to paint it. 

It was as though the scene itself was taunting him to take up the challenge!

While most artists would shy away from attempting such a scene…

…he was so captivated by it that he painted it not once, but four times!

To top it off, all his paintings of this very scene sold, and he even took home three awards for them!

What did he do? 

How did he capture the magic and find so much success from it?

That is what this video is all about. 

Ultimately, Richard Russell Sneary is going to show you exactly how he tackled the complexity of the scene…

…so you TOO can paint a winning painting that turns heads and wins awards.

In just a matter of hours, you’ll learn exactly what it takes to create a masterpiece — a skill that will last you a lifetime.

This is your chance to watch a great artist play with light and shadow, with shape and edges, and see how he creates so much drama by expertly manipulating his paint.

This is a masterclass in turning everyday scenes into a painting rich with story and full of drama — something viewers love!

Ready to see your painting skills soar?


Richard Russell Sneary!

Richard R. Sneary’s transition from a distinguished 40-year career in architectural illustration and architecture to a professional painter in 2011 marked the beginning of a significant new chapter. Since embracing plein air painting, he has participated in over 100 events, contributing not only as an artist but also as an organizer. 

He’s a signature member of the American Watercolor Society, National Watercolor Society, Outdoor Painters Society, American Impressionist Society, the Missouri and Kansas Watercolor Societies, and the Missouri Valley Impressionist Society, proving his expertise in the art of watercolor. 

His teaching tenure at the University of Kansas from 1977 to 1985 laid the foundation for his leadership of workshops across the country, where he continues to inspire artists with his innovative techniques and approach to composition and light.

Richard’s artistry has been recognized with numerous awards, including the Grand Prize at Lighthouse Plein Air 2022 and multiple accolades at Plein Air Easton across the years for categories like Historic Preservation and Best Use of Light. These commendations, along with his roles as a faculty artist at notable conventions and features in Watercolor Magazine, underscore his mastery and influential role in the plein air and watercolor communities.

Richard is a resident artist represented by galleries in San Antonio and in Annapolis, Maryland; his work is an exploration of the delicate interplay between light and architecture, nature and urban landscapes. 

Join Richard R. Sneary in this masterclass to uncover the techniques that transform complex scenes into award-winning watercolor paintings, enhancing your skills and enriching your artistic journey!

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Introducing Richard Russell Sneary’s Brand NEW Course:

Watercolor Mastery: Light & Shadow

In this video, Richard will show you how to paint his award-winning masterpiece Burnham Boatworks II.

This demonstration will help you develop your ability to simplify complex subjects, opening doors to even more painting opportunities. Don’t let doubts hold you back from expressing yourself!

This painting of a boat workshop is a favorite among many artists. We created this video so you can learn why Richard keeps coming back to paint it again!

You’ll learn key skills like how to capture order in a seemingly chaotic scene, focusing on the dramatic interplay of light and shadow.

Richard demonstrates how to harness the sunlight streaming through the windows, its warm glow casting color on wood and rafters, creating deep, lively shadows.

He strongly encourages viewers to paint along, so get ready for a fun painting session!


Course Length: Under 2 Hours

Chapter 1: Introduction

Richard R. Sneary introduces his video by setting the stage for mastering watercolor techniques. You can expect to learn how to navigate complex scenes and enhance your ability to depict light and shadow in watercolors.

Chapter 2: Materials

Here, you’ll learn about the specific tools and materials that will be used throughout the demonstration, preparing you to follow along effectively and understand the role each material plays in achieving the desired effects in watercolor painting.

Chapter 3: Review the Subject

This chapter looks at a fan-favorite painting of Richard’s, showcasing the challenging yet rewarding subject of the interior of a boatworks. He describes his fondness for the location and its complexity, emphasizing the goal of capturing the dynamic interplay of light, color, and shadow amid the dense environment. You’ll learn to appreciate and tackle the challenges of painting intricate settings, improving your skills in observing and translating complex scenes onto paper.

Chapter 4: First Wash

The first wash sets the tone of the painting, applying bright warm colors to establish the light and shadow dynamics. You’ll learn techniques like painting around bright lights, using a spritzer for wet-surface painting, and allowing colors to blend on the paper. This important chapter shows you how to start your paintings with a strong foundation, while embracing watercolor’s fluid nature to create vibrant, light-filled scenes.

Chapter 5: Develop the Painting

In this chapter, Richard guides you through the process of refining the painting, slowly bringing objects into sharper focus while building depth, atmosphere, and texture. Techniques covered include using a fan brush, splattering, and wet-into-wet painting to create interesting textures and color mingling. Here you’ll learn how to enhance your ability to control value and edges, add realistic textures, and manipulate details to bring some objects forward and push others back, significantly improving your watercolor painting skills!

Chapter 6: Final Additions

In the final adjustments stage, Richard shows how to assess and refine the painting after drying. He focuses on balancing the darks with additional layers and touches on how to finalize the details for a cohesive and compelling piece. You’ll learn critical evaluation and finishing techniques, enabling you to bring your paintings to a polished and balanced completion, improving your ability to make your watercolors come alive!

Each chapter of Watercolor Mastery: Light & Shadow is crafted to guide you through the nuanced process of creating watercolor paintings that effectively capture the beauty of light playing against surfaces and objects, enhancing your ability to produce paintings with depth, realism, and emotional impact!

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What Richard Russell Sneary Will Share Inside 

Watercolor Mastery: Light & Shadow

Turning Complexity Into a Story-Rich Masterpiece

Imagine being able to capture any scene and turn it into a powerful painting rich with drama and story. That’s what you’ll learn inside Richard R. Sneary’s Watercolor Mastery: Light & Shadow. 

The boat workshop is full of an array of objects and tools. There’s an overhead lamp emitting its own light. A large window with natural light shining through, illuminating the workshop. You can feel a sense of calmness and serenity within the mess, and that’s the challenge you’ll learn to capture. 

"I’m drawn to complexity. I love complexity!"

— Richard Russell Sneary

There’s so much contrast in this eye-catching painting, truly a masterful play of light and shadow along the many shapes and edges — and you’re going to learn how to capture the magic in this amazing video!

Discover the Balance Between Precision and Being Painterly

Watercolor is a tricky medium to master. With so much going on in such a complex scene, how exactly do you balance the precision required for the various objects and being painterly with your approach?

Inside this video, Richard showcases various techniques he used throughout the painting to successfully capture the essence of the scene, including glazing, wet-on-wet technique, brushwork, creating depth and richness, adding luminosity, and so much more!

You’ll also see how he avoids painting unnecessary elements that will only confuse the viewers, and the steps he takes that focus on creating a breathtaking masterpiece.

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HERE's A small taste of what's inside

Watercolor Mastery: Light & Shadow

✅ How to craft paintings that weave a rich story, captivating and immersing viewers in their depth…

✅ Negative-painting techniques to make you look like a pro artist…

✅ How to take advantage of the “water” in “watercolor”...

✅ Crucial brush techniques for large passages and small details…

✅ Easy-to-follow painting tricks to create interesting textures…

✅ Richard R. Sneary’s wet-into-wet painting techniques you will love…

✅ How to define (or lose) objects with edge control to enhance your painting even more…

✅ When to paint abstractly and when to tighten up (this can make all the difference in setting the mood of the painting!)

✅ The perspective trick you can apply to objects to create an eye-catching painting…

When to pull out the opaque paints…

✅ PLUS: Why painting with passion and interest is important in creating a masterpiece…

…and so much more!

Why Richard Russell Sneary’s Watercolor Mastery: Light & Shadow Is Perfect for You…

If painting complex scenes feels daunting to you…

If you’d like a way to give your paintings more drama …

If you want to take advantage of all the best things about the watercolor medium…

…then you’ve already made an important decision just by being on this page.

What you’re looking for is NOT just another painting course…

You’re seeking a transformation — a NEW way of seeing and capturing the world around you.

With Richard R. Sneary’s Watercolor Mastery: Light & Shadow, you’re not just learning techniques, you’re embracing a whole new artistic identity. 

Soon you’ll be able to see what professional, award-winning artists see. You’ll view the world just like they do!

Learning from such a brilliant artist is the fastest way to develop your “artist’s eye,” giving you the creative intuition you need to create stunning paintings.

Instead of doubting yourself, you’ll develop confidence and boldness to express yourself fully — and your viewers are going to love it.

Don’t forget…

Very few instructors have the same level of experience or teaching prowess as Richard R. Sneary… 

There are two options for you now…

You can go back to what you’ve been doing — trial-and-error various approaches and techniques until you find the answer…


You can shortcut your way to becoming a better version of yourself as an artist with Richard R. Sneary’s brilliant instruction.

You don’t even have to think or figure things out — just watch, listen, and absorb information while you paint along.

In just one sitting, you’re going to discover how to create successful paintings that get noticed.

Furthermore, if you live far away from Richard and can’t attend his workshops, this video is the next best thing.

It’s like having him as your personal, “in-house” instructor you can refer to over and over again — and it won’t cost you an extra penny.

Plus, you’ll get to see all the materials used so you won’t end up wasting money on the wrong ones.

It’s a shortcut to what works so you can continue painting instead of spending time figuring out what to get or what to do!

Once you know all that, there’s no stopping you from creating even more brilliant artwork!

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