Books & DVDs
instructional water-colour dvd's and painting books by Calgary based fine artist Sharon Lynn Williams
En Plein Air: One Artists' View
This book is a result of an art exhibition focused on how I selected and then portrayed a subject while painting in the midst of the scene, en plein air. Painting directly from life gives me freedom to express how the scene moves me. Because the view is not restricted to what is able to be captured with a photograph, elements can be freely borrowed from surrounding areas, shapes altered to convey their impact, and the light, temperature and wind captured with colour and brushwork. The short time window, moving sun and other distractions prevent overworking and force immediacy with the paint. With the use of accompanying photographs of each painting spot and descriptive detail concerning what attracted me to the scene, I hope you will be able to understand and follow the artistic choices I have made while painting each subject.
Watercolour Workshop with Sharon Lynn Williams
This video contains over 100 minutes, packed with information that will benefit beginner through advanced artists. Using a four camera filming setup ensures that you clearly see all parts of the painting process.
Join Sharon as she walks you through all the steps from the early planning stage right up to the final brushstrokes of the completed painting.
Click here for a preview and to download the worksheets for the video.