Art Instruction Videos

Art Instruction videos

This page lists all the free art instruction videos and lessons available on the site... for ease of reference.

While video is the best medium to teach art (other than in person), be sure to read the step-by-step tutorials in the area of the site that interests you most (i.e. watercolor painting or pencil drawing).

These mini-guides will help to lay the foundations upon which more specific art techniques can be built.

My aim is to add one new art instruction video per week covering a variety of topics.

I have a list of core videos in mind that will address 80% of what most new artists are looking for. However...

You're suggestions and requests would be warmly welcomed. Do you have a specific topic you'd like to see demonstrated? Please do let me know and I'll give it serious consideration:

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Here are the art instruction videos available for you to view immediately:


Watercolor Video Lessons

How to draw and paint How to Paint a Layered Hills & Mountains
Painting mountains, especially when you want to create depth in a picture, is quite straightforward, with a little guidance...

How to draw and paint How to Paint a Variegated Wash
Learning how to paint a variegated wash to represent an evening sky in watercolor may appear daunting but it's actually quite straight-forward...

How to stretch watercolor paper How To Stretch Watercolor Paper
This art instruction video shows you how to stretch watercolor paper quickly and easily...

How to paint watercolor clouds Painting Clouds in Watercolor
Learn how to paint clouds in watercolor with this short video tutorial...

How to paint watercolor trees Painting Distant Trees in Watercolor
A quick step-by-step tutorial for painting trees in the distance - essential for most landscapes...

How to paint watercolor trees Painting Winter Trees with Watercolors
Trees are a difficult subject for most beginner artists and yet they appear is most landscapes. Here's a quick guide for painting realistic trees when their branches are bare...

How to paint watercolor trees Painting Summer Trees with Watercolors
Another video lesson for painting trees. This one is broken into two parts and covers a variety of species...

How to Paint a Rose in Watercolor How to Paint a Rose
Learn how to paint a rose, that most beautiful and popular of flowers...


Drawing Video Lessons

How to draw and paint How to Use Watercolour Pencils - Part 3
Here's the third video covering watercolour pencils...

How to draw and paint How to Use Watercolour Pencils - Part 2
Here's the second video covering watercolour pencils...

How to draw and paint  How to Use Watercolour Pencils - Part 1
If you've never used watercolor pencils before why not give them a try? This 3-part guide will show you how...

How to draw and paint  Quickly and easily sketch accurate wheels without complex calculations
This tutorial shows a simple method of making sure your wheels are set up vertically, both on their own or where you have more than one, viewed from an oblique angle...

How to draw and paint  A Quick Guide to Creating Shadows
Nothing adds depth to a picture more than strong shadows. This video tip shows you how to quickly and easily create consistent shadows on a range of objects...

How to draw and paint  How to Draw With Various Mediums - Part 1
Covers artists pencils and paper...

How to draw and paint  How to Draw With Various Mediums - Part 2
Covers using putty erasers for more than just rubbing out mistakes...

How to draw and paint  How to Draw With Various Mediums - Part 3
Covers drawing with pen and ink...

How to draw and paint  How to Draw With Various Mediums - Part 4
Covers drawing with charcoal...

How to draw and paint  How to Draw With Various Mediums - Part 5
Covers drawing with water soluble pencils...


Acrylic Video Lessons

How to draw and paint Getting Started with Acrylic Paints
Covers the materials you need - brushes, paints and so on - oh yes, and how to easily make an acrylics paint palette at virtually no cost!

How to draw and paint Acrylic Painting Basics - Part 1
I begin painting a habour scene called Red Wharf Bay. This installment covers the tonal sketch...

How to draw and paint Acrylic Painting Basics - Part 2
Next, we paint the sky and start adding color and contrast to the picture...

How to draw and paint Acrylic Painting Basics - Part 3
The finishing detail and highlights...



Oil Video Lessons

How to draw and paint Oil Painting Tutorial - President's Putt Part 1
This oil painting tutorial is the first of a three part series which looks at how a commissioned painting is developed from start to completion...

How to draw and paint Oil Painting Tutorial - President's Putt Part 2
This is the second part of the three-part series on how a commissioned painting was produced from the initial blank canvas through to completion...

How to draw and paint Oil Painting Tutorial - President's Putt Part 3
This oil painting tutorial is the final of the three part series...


Watercolour Secrets


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Happened to find your friendly manner of presentation. That is a gift Bob. Through that gift, you can't help but touch people. Stay well.
Ron S.

Hi Robert, just want to say thank you so much for your lessons, so much information and learning in them, and the videos are wonderful. Love your art and the art displayed on the links. Once again thanks, you have no idea of the enjoyment they bring.
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