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.

One Artists' View
By Sharon Lynn Williams

Click here to visit the Blurb site to see a PREVIEW of the book or to purchase a bound copy. 

Purchase a PDF version of my book from my shop for only $14.99.


Watercolour Workshop with Sharon Lynn Williams

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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.

My copies of the DVD have been completely SOLD OUT, however you can buy it online here ($39 for a hard copy) or stream it online here for $16.95!

Watercolour on Location: Plein Air Watercolour


This instructional DVD will teach you all the techniques required to capture the beauty of nature in your watercolor work while painting on location.


Please click here for a GREAT PREVIEW!

You can purchase the DVD from my shop. You can also stream the video online here for $16.99.

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