Kami Mendlik

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Kami Mendlik: Mastering Water: The Secrets of Color and Reflection DVD


Discover Kami Mendlik’s Step-By-Step Approach To Capturing Lifelike Water and Reflections in Your Paintings!

“There’s no room for guessing when it comes to color.”
- Kami Mendlik



Painting realistic water and reflections convincingly is tricky.

The magical key lies in understanding how colors interact with each other and understanding the principles of light and reflection.

If you’re always trying to guess the color, then here’s a fool-proof way to get it right every single time!

Inside this video, renowned master artist and instructor Kami Mendlik shares her secrets to mastering color so you can create ANY color, at ANY time, WITHOUT guessing.

Through understanding color, you’ll learn to replicate the subtle nuances of light and shadow, the distortion of images in water, and the vibrancy of life reflected on its surface.

With Kami Mendlik’s ingenious game-changing approach, you’ll learn how to interpret the complex color interactions you see in water scenes.

One pivotal lesson that will help you paint water scenes with depth accurately is viewing water and reflections as a shape and color.

In other words, you’re going to learn a NEW way to see water scenes - which could be the breakthrough you’ve been looking for.

Though mastering water scenes takes more than just a few hours…

…the lessons you’ll learn will equip you with a solid foundation and the right techniques for successful, realistic results!

You’ll learn how to solve challenges like how to know what to put in and what to leave out, how to make sure your water lays flat, how to create reflections with depth, how to make water look “wet,” and so much more.

On top of that, you’ll learn to craft the “illusion of light” - where you’ll train your eyes to see through the illusion and see what really goes on behind the scenes.

Kami has been teaching her approach to nearly 1000 students over the past 20 years.

Kami understands the struggles artists go through…

…which means she knows how to get to the crux of the issue and show you WHAT WORKS.

Her emphasis on teaching the properties of color and how colors relate to one another in an approachable, understandable way has been a game changer for both new and experienced painters.

If your goal is to paint water and reflections convincingly, this video could be what you’re looking for!

While it’s true that mastery takes more than a few hours…

…the lessons you’ll learn will equip you with a solid foundation and the right techniques for successful, realistic results!

Time to solve this challenging puzzle once and for all so you start painting more water scenes confidently!


Here’s a small taste of what’s inside “Mastering Water: The Secrets of Color and Reflection”:

  • A masterclass on color relativity, the “Principles of Painting Water,” and other game-changing perspectives…
  • How to “graph” your subject for accurate proportions without using math…
  • Kami’s personal “expanded limited palette” and her specific color arrangement…
  • How to see the TRUE value of color with the halftone gray palette…
  • Specific brushwork techniques for reflections (for example, go downward for reflection brushstrokes!)...
  • The importance of ANGLES to make water “lay flat”…
  • How to easily achieve color variety… and unity…
  • How to achieve even more realistic results simply by “wiggling” the brush…
  • The RIGHT color to use to lighten darks (it’s NOT white)...
  • How Kami simplifies the scene you’re going to paint in this demo (must not miss!)…
  • The ONE question you must always ask when building shapes…
  • A simple trick to get in your color averages…
  • An ingenious vertical approach to making darks “quieter”...
  • PRO TIP: How to neutralize garish colors…
  • A KEY point to remember when painting water, or you’ll have a difficult time making it look “wet” and realistic…
  • How to use white correctly (Kami believes it’s an important color!)...
  • How to paint water lilies in perspective…
  • PLUS: Incredible tips for confident brushwork that makes you look like a pro…
  • …and so many more insights that will push you closer to mastering water and color!



Kami Mendlik: COLOR RELATIVITY - Creating the Illusion of Light with Paint Softcover Book

Kami has become one of today’s most sought-after painting instructors; her unique strategy creates the illusion of light and form through color relativity with a simple limited palette. Her emphasis on teaching the properties of color and how they relate to one another in an approachable, understandable way has been a game changer for both new and experienced painters.

Learn to paint anything you desire—with no limits—by understanding and seeing color relativity.

Do your colors often turn out muddy, chalky, or flat? Do they look great on your mixing palette but dull on canvas? Have you ever felt terrified to scrape away a color because you weren’t confident you could mix it again?

You’re not alone. Achieving rich, luminous colors that dance against each other is the stuff of painters’ dreams, but it’s not easy without a process. We see the color in our mind, but how we do mix and apply it in harmony with the rest of the painting?

The answer is color relativity. By realizing that a color only appears a certain way because of the color next to it, you unlock a whole new world. No color stands alone, whether in real life or on canvas.

In this book, master painter Kami Mendlik distills color relativity into a simple, yet transformative, step-by-step strategy that will imbue your paintings with radiant light and atmosphere.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Use the primary palette to create stronger color harmony
  • Simplify shapes into color averages to create dynamic color relationships
  • Avoid common color dilemmas
  • Identify and use the properties of color to create the illusion of light
  • Mix primary, secondary, and tertiary colors in a systematic, intentional way

Say goodbye to fear, confusion, and frustration when it comes to color. By applying Kami’s unique strategy for both seeing and mixing any color, you’ll soon be able to paint color relativity with confidence and bring your paintings to life.

"Color’s exciting. Color gets all the attention. But it’s complex and every time you put one color beside another, it shifts. It works in relationship. "Color Relativity: Creating The Illusion Of Light With Paint" offers you a path to understanding color. A comprehensive guide to master color and enhance your painting." — Ian Roberts, author of "Mastering Composition".

Product Details:
Size - 11”x11”
Page count - Approximately 200 pages
Full color images- 170 color images


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