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VIDEO: Understanding the Play of Natural Light on Water

In today’s video clip, Martha Saudek discusses some of the elements that affect how water is illuminated by light, and shares a few of her methods for recreating naturally-sunlit water on canvas. Take a look:

NOTE: For Martha’s full oil painting tutorial on DVD, please visit Creative Catalyst.

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In today's video, watercolor painter Dale Laitinen demonstrates a fairly easy method for covering distant hills in realistic looking trees. After mixing together a blue-green color (to simulate atmospheric distance and shadow) Dale follows the line of the hill downward, making short, vertical brushstrokes for far-off trees. By massing some of the strokes closer together, and some farther apart, Dale creates the idea of a distant forest in just minutes. Take a look: For Dale's full landscape painting tutorial, please visit Creative Catalyst. . . read more

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