Students say they’re not good at design, or they don’t understand design...but they do.
Covered in this course:
- How to simplify nature
- Use harmony and contrast to to add excitement to your painting
- The power of light
- Understand value and color
- How to analyze a photograph
- Learn to arrange your values to make your painting readable
"I am really enjoying and learning from the "Designing Nature" lessons. A very helpful series that breaks things down into manageable chunks with its emphasis on simplification, value structures, experimentation and "watching the page." It is a wonderful supplement for anyone who has attended one of Mr. Andrews' week-long workshops but "Designing Nature" is also a solid stand-alone painting package for folks who don't just want to copy a picture and fill in the the colors. Certainly worth the investment and his teaching style is encouraging and often pretty funny..."
"Hi Don- bought your Design video series a couple weeks ago and am working through it as time permits. I gotta say that this is exactly what I am needing and wanting (and have been after you for a while now to release!) and I think I am already showing improvement. Spot on for helping me take my work to the next level. Very Well Done!"
"I can't tell you how much I am learning and enjoying your online course, Designing Nature, but I'd like to try.
First, the format is absolutely wonderful!! I love how you explain a concept, show examples and then do a demo. For me, it's the perfect kind of communication.
Second, it's not just another course on how to do wet-on-wet or how to paint a tree- it's about how to "speak" or "sing" with watercolor paint! I love how you explain the "why" behind the concepts, but I am especially grateful for the composition and design concepts you are teaching.
Third, the length of the segments makes it easy to continue the course
without getting confused. I like to watch one or two segments and let my brain"digest" the information.
Perhaps the most important quality I love about this course is your sense of humor. I love it!
Thank you for putting this together- this course is a MASTERPIECE! "
Don Andrews is a nationally known watercolor artist and workshop instructor. He is a graduate of Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida and a resident of Bastrop, Texas.
Don is an active member and past board director of the American Watercolor Society. His paintings have received numerous awards in national watercolor competitions, including three awards from the American Watercolor Society.
Don has conducted painting workshops throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe for over 35 years.
Don is the author of the books, "Interpreting the Figure in Watercolor", "Interpreting the Landscape in Watercolor" and "Rough Sketches: Short Stories of a Traveling Artist". He has also created two DVD workshop sets that are based on what he teaches in a full week workshop: one on painting figures and one set painting landscapes, as well as his DVD, "Making Watercolor Glow" taken from his original video. He is also featured in the Watson Guptill publication "Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Watercolor" and North Light's book, "Confident Color" and has had numerous feature articles published in American Artist magazine, and the Watercolor issue of American Artist. For more information visit his website at www.donandrewsstudio.com