WATERCOLOUR PAINTING TUITION - A real time
brush stroke guide to the painting of watercolour
These films shows you how to draw the picture on your own watercolour
paper, (to your own preferred measurements) Then paint along to the film.
Each film is at least 90 minutes long and are available in a variety of
Springtime (Paintalong) in Watercolour
This film, the first I made, is 90 minutes and as will be seen
in the film, halfway through it poured down, the noise on the brollies
was such that we had to do the last half in voice over, however,
having said that, it has been one of our best sellers and is still
quite popular today. Perhaps because of the varied subject matters,
distant trees, foreground trees, bridge, stream, buttercups and
houses, who knows?
Pennine Waterfall in Watercolour
This film was done on location on a very hot summers' day, very
enjoyable, with much emphasis on rocks and running water.
The amount of detail in this subject meant that it was not possible
to reduce it below 2 hours and still have every brush stroke in
the film, therefore the customer gets more for the same price, all
be it a more difficult picture to copy.
Autumn tints in Watercolour
This film with its view over Hard Castle Crags in autumn was done
on quite a crisp morning and again showing them how to proceed from
a blank paper, drawing out the big array of trees into rows or banks
prior to the application of the watercolour and then building up
each area working towards the dry stone wall in the foreground and
the Billbury bushes.
Mountains in Watercolour
This was made in the Duddon Valley with very changeable weather
typical of the lake - land area. We had mist as is obvious, some
rain around lunchtime and finally lovely sun in the afternoon. My
main aim here was the wet into wet sky, which of course doesn't
work until the landscape is put below, adding the stream, rocks
and sheep to make the scene interesting and give a large amount
of instructional matter for the viewers, actually more than 90 minutes
This film, the snow scene, some people said I must have been mad
sitting out painting in a snow storm, It wasn't snowing at the beginning,
however it did start
Never the less I enjoyed it all through, It's a good subject for
getting over perspective in buildings, also showing the use of counter-play
in colour and the use of the white paper as I never use any white
pigment in my pictures or black for that matter. This again was
filmed entirely on location in the Hebden Bridge area.
This film is a little more than 90 minutes long as shown on the
It was filmed on location at Sunderland Point Twixt Lancaster and
Morecombe, on a lovely day with a sky ideal for a beginner in watercolour.
Then having some distant trees and water, coming into the middle
distance with buildings, trees and sea walls, all giving good tuition
in the painting of textures along with the foreground beach broken
with the small boats, the whole making a pleasant straight forward
painting for someone to follow.
Summer Wine Country in Watercolour
This film is done on location near Hebden Bridge taking in the
painting of trees and rocks as the main features. It runs for some
60 minutes with all the colours and instruction provided, i.e. nowt
Three in One Line & Wash
This film was made with the intention of helping those who find
watercolour difficult at the beginning or helping them work faster
should they be out sketching with a friend or relative who does
It consists of three line & wash pictures done on location,
each getting Progressively more difficult, taking some 2 hours,
on the Pennines in the Hebden Bridge area.