Sunday, 25 July 2010

Landscape Painting Videos by David Curtis

This week I'm going to be posting some YouTube videos of David Curtis painting landscapes - which will be of interest to all those looking to improve their landscape painting techniques.

David Curtis is a well known UK landscape artist. In 1992, he won the first prize in the most well known watercolour competition in the UK Singer and Friedlander/Sunday Times Watercolour Competition and has also won many other prestigious awards for his art. Essentially a "plein air" and figurative painter, he works in both oil and watercolours and is a Member of the Royal Institute of Oil Painters and the Royal Society of Marine Artists.

He's also the author of a number of art instruction books and has been co-author of a number of instructional DVDs.

Rather than create one very 'top heavy' post I've set them up so that one will be posted each day and I'll provide a link in this post to them as they get posted each day so if you want just one bookmark post this is it!

The first one is "A Personal View: Landscapes in Watercolour" which I found really exciting as I watched.  I've got his books and really like his watercolours but watching how he puts paint on paper was a HUGELY stimulating experience!  A recommended view for all aspiring plein artists using watercolour.
Painting in Cornwall, David Curtis illustrates his approach to watercolour. Boats in an estuary and the village of Cadgwith viewed from the beach are painted on site. A further scene of a wooded bay with boats is painted in the studio, using an oil painting as source material. 

Update:  Links to Other Short Videos on YouTube:
Books and DVDs by David Curtis

You can find a new section about David Curtis in my "resources for artists" website The Best Books about Landscape Painting  

These are my Amazon Associate links to David Curtis's books

United Kingdom
United States of America

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