Fearless WaterscapsPainting water can feel like learning to speak a new language. It’s unnatural, confusing, and what seems simple just isn’t. You see, water has a language all its own, and if you don’t understand it, you’ll never be able to harness the beauty and the power of it in your paintings.
Shuang opens your eyes to a different way of looking at water. You’ll discover that unlike other subjects, you can’t translate water directly from a photo to a painting; you have to first learn the language. Shuang shows you how working from multiple reference photos helps you capture the true emotion of water.
With Shuang’s help, you’ll unlock the secrets of reflection: how different types of water react differently to the objects around them. You’ll explore the various ways to approach flat water and moving water. You’ll discover a way to capture the sparkle of moving water every single time. And you’ll uncover techniques for creating wet effects on rocks and the sense of water spilling over objects to create more energy and interest.
Shuang Li takes you through exercises to help you simplify the landscape. She’ll show you composition tricks, different ways to control that sometimes persnickety watercolor, and so much more!
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Silence the malicious voice in your head and let your talented and confident inner artist out!
If you’re looking to loosen up your watercolor landscapes but are afraid you’ll lose control of the paint or end up with mud, leave the fear behind with artist and workshop instructor Shuang Li.
Shuang openly shares her own techniques that will give you the freedom to enjoy watercolor as you create paintings that stay fresh and allow you to achieve the expressive results you desire.
It’s all here for you — exercises to help you simplify the landscape, composition tricks, and much more so you’ll have a confident start and a fantastic finished painting that doesn’t have unnecessary details.
Shuang also demonstrates a start-to-finish painting, At the Top.You’ll learn how to use symbolic and suggestive visual expressions so your viewers can interact with your paintings, using their own imagination to fill in details.
Study with Shuang Li and you’ll quickly want to incorporate her techniques into your own work so your paintings become a personal expression.
“I have to experience the location, get a sense of the feeling, and get attracted to the elements. Then, I can do the painting.”