Landscape : Rural Landscape - Country Lane
Medium: Watercolor
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Workshop Details

WITH OVER 80 MINS OF VIDEO! Whether painting on location or from a photo reference, it can be difficult to simplify what you see. We tend to focus on details while missing the big picture.
I demonstrate how to simplify a rural landscape scene from value sketch through to adding final details. I explain my process of indicating a subject, not copying it. We will discuss the following topics:
- The importance of dark values
- How to simplify what you see
- My painting process

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Rating and Reviews

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Kay Alexander

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Terrific workshop! Takes you from photo, sketch and completed painting. All the things I need to work on we're in this class.. I'm always afraid to put in dark shadows and this helped so much.! Thank you Brienne

Roxanne Naydan

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This was a complex subject and painting it required more skill than I currently have. I love the way you went through the stages and covered each of the points very calmly and deliberately. It was great being able to follow along with your demonstrations; you're a great teacher! As for my own work, it's very amateurish. I wanted to give the image a warmer glow but I overdid it and it looks too pink - especially in the jpeg; in person it's not quite so bright (thank goodness). I quickly realized that I'm not mixing enough watercolor for my pools and then wind up panicking when I paint. :( It's something I have to work on. Also, because I feel out of control and trying to save whites, I get sloppy with my brushwork and edges... Hence, there's a LOT of information I omitted. I did have some happy accidents with the medium, especially in the background hillside where the colors had some funky backruns. Overall, my values are still a bit too high and my colors are too bright. Maybe the ratio of pigment to water is also off, since a lot of the white of the paper comes thought... The drawing is off as you can see in the winding road that refuses to lay down and the house's receding lines. The blue in that house calls attention to itself; maybe graying it down would have helped. I think it falls WAY short of my expectations; I hope I can internalize your suggestions. Your greens, btw, are so natural looking. I love them. Thanks in advance for taking the time to comment. I look forward to hearing from you, whenever you have a chance (I know you're a busy woman!) :) bye for now.

Tom Brown

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Loved it...very good instruction. Easy to follow.

Jane DeLorenzo

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Theda Neubauer-Hewuse

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Excellent workshop Brienne!! I learned so much from your detailed instructions. I will be doing this one again too and hopefully will post my finished piece. It's the journey that is so exciting and all the things we learn from you. Thank you!!

Lugenian Dixon

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Very good workshop, I enjoyed it.

Donna Tate

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Jayne Selwa

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Very clear and detailed explanations, and the demo videos showed every step of the process. I'm new to watercolors, and have learned a lot. Thank you!

mary manahan

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Rebecca Dawson

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Great class! The demo is very good. I learned new techniques.

Leslie Shelleman

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Very well thought out. Brienne takes you through the painting process step by step.

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