Video Library


Learn visual tools to simplify the landscape, create better studies on location, and clarify your artistic inspiration.


Chapters (blue dots)

Value/Shape (watercolor demo examples: rocks, ocean, tree)

Avoid the 'Icon In Your Brain'

Simple Landscape Bands (watercolor demo examples)

Color Notes (watercolor ocean demo)

Rocks/Water Watercolor Demo: Bringing the concepts together for a plein air study.

Define your points of interest in nature (subject, mood, color, shape, etc).

Create some simple studies of shapes. Try some value or color bands. Try dot swatches of equal value but different colors. (Keep these separate at first). You can check out how you did by using a phone photo to take a greyscale photo.  Next try to merge the shapes and color dots together in a small painting.

Value-Color Relationships


Lake Shore Photo Reference (Nature Elements demo)