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You’ll learn how to design your painting and improve the composition, even if the photo isn’t tops.
You’ll also find out how to reinterpret the scene with color, depth, and loose brushstrokes.
You’ll feel inspired, capture scenes you love, and express yourself with Michael Holter’s art video, Watercolor From Photos
Michael’s deep love for watercolor, art, and the creative process makes it deeply enjoyable to learn from him. No matter if you are a beginner or a seasoned watercolor artist, Michael’s workshop will get and keep you inspired.
What Is Watercolor from Photos About?
In this course, you’ll follow along with Michael Holter’s step-by-step process. You’ll create two paintings — a picturesque farmhouse and a scenic lighthouse — and you’ll learn exciting tips and techniques while painting them.
The lighthouse painting, Lighting the Way, demonstrates how to tell a story with your brushstrokes and how to unite more than one reference photo. Michael also explains how to make adjustments in a scene to get the best composition and the best results.
When painting A Day in the Life, you’ll continue to add elements and figures into a painting to create a story that will engage the viewer.
Plus, you’ll also discover:
What Michael does is based on two core techniques:
How to set up your composition, and how to break down a painting into steps that can be repeated.
Equipped with these two techniques, you’ll be able to:
Learning from Michael is your chance to acquire completely new watercolor skills. You can use your new skills to paint outside en plein air…
Or paint inside and relive your memories by painting from photos.
Once you can paint from photos, all of this is possible. You can paint any landscape your heart desires — any time you want.
Course Outline: Introduction - Materials
Demo 1: Painting Demonstration: Perspective & Design (LIGHTHOUSE)
DEMO 2: Painting Demonstration: Shapes & Shadows (FARMHOUSE)
After learning from Michael Holter, you’ll understand how he approaches each new painting. Every painting becomes a unique adventure in which you want your viewers to engage.
Watercolor From Photos Also Includes These Bonuses
The sky is an important part of any landscape painting — and there are different ways to create a breathtaking sky. Have fun experimenting with these techniques.
To fully grasp what Michael is doing and what you’ll paint, watch this high-speed video of the demonstration paintings to get an overview of the process.
Michael’s passion for creation will move and inspire you. In this video, you can see some of his best work.
It’s not only about what you learn, it also matters who you learn from. Sit alongside Michael as he discusses his approach and techniques on a deeper level. Plus, his story is guaranteed to inspire you.