Watercolor in the Wild by James Gurney

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James Gurney presents an art instruction video that takes you on six watercolor painting adventures, demonstrating both beginning and advanced techniques for urban sketchers who want to take their art outdoors.

Gurney, the New-York-Times bestselling author of "Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time" and "Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter," begins by showing you everything in his portable kit, which includes watercolors, water brushes, and water-soluble colored pencils. He then documents six paintings from start to finish, all shot on location, and each with helpful commentary and closeup details covering all the stages.


"Gurney is an experienced teacher and you can really see that come through here. He is thoughtful and informative, while being very brief and succinct. It's a great companion to his previous DVD “How I Paint Dinosaurs.” —Dan Dos Santos, Muddy Colors Blog
"I highly recommend the affordably priced download for anyone who wants to learn more about achieving realistic paintings on location." —Marc Taro Holmes, Urban Sketchers.
“James Gurney’s latest instructional video, 'Watercolor in the Wild,' is an educational and entertaining trip into the mind of one of America’s most respected artist / illustrators." —Darren Rousar, author of Cast Drawing Using the Sight-Size Approach
"With thorough breakdowns of equipment and materials, any artist will be well informed about what he or she needs to get started." —Jackson Sze - Senior Concept Illustrator at Marvel Studios

What you get

In addition to the 73 minute main feature, you get three free bonus downloads—a detailed materials list, an essay on "portable portraits," and an article on urban sketching. Plus an update video showing improvements to the sketchbook pochade.

Practical, inspiring, and entertaining, it's one of those rare art videos you'll want to watch again and again. 1080p HD mp4 video file.

Timing and Contents

00:00 Intro and Materials

10:12 Basic Techniques and Procedures

15:55 Painting a greenhouse with an emphasis on accuracy

21:23 Drawing a tortoise in a museum, focusing on textures

26:43 Portrait of a miniature horse, captured in real time

40:46 Landscape scene of a carriage house, with emphasis on light and mood

49:52 A spontaneous Civil War portrait from life

55:03 Churchyard -- a figure in a landscape

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Watercolor in the Wild by James Gurney

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