Painting Rugged And Smooth Rocks
Acquire the skills to paint rugged rocks in your landscape paintings
Hello! Thank you for joining me in painting rocks!
One of the biggest challenges for a beginner is in learning how to paint your favorite subject matter. You’re excited about getting started but have no idea how to paint something you want in your composition. Rocks are a perfect example; they look easy to paint, but, once you start, its easy to get stumped.
I’ll take you through the steps and make it easy for you to follow along and learn.
This course covers rock formations in watercolor and also addresses the use of shadows and light sources.
Rocks come in all different sizes, colors, shapes, and textures. When you know how, painting rocks can be easy. Through my step-by-step process, you will learn how to add texture and color to rocks to make your landscapes more vivid and believable.
In this course, you will learn how to paint:
- Rugged rocks using a palette knife
- Mingling rocks picking up different colors
- Soft, smooth rocks, lifting or creating blooms
Come paint with me, and most of all have fun!
As a native of San Diego and graduate of San Diego State University, I have been painting and exhibiting my work for more than 30 years throughout Southern California. The bold lines, fluid shapes, and my color palette are influenced by my father’s paintings and my degree in graphic design.
In much of my work, I seek to capture our emotional and visceral response to a fleeting but sublime moment in time, a combination of color, intensity, movement, and expression.
While known for my representational and abstract work, my love is for portraits, and I have been honored with awards that include Best in Show for Cowboy at the San Dieguito Off Track Gallery and the Logan Award and Golden Award for Maasai Boy at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s 34th International Show.
For over a decade, I have been running workshops and juried watercolor shows in the San Diego area while teaching all levels of watercolor painting at a local community college and in my studio in Encinitas, CA. I find tremendous satisfaction from teaching and seeing my students, improve, gain confidence, and express themselves through watercolor.