Paint any scene in a dynamic, powerful and expressive way using my five essential watercolor skills!
"This is the best thing I've done for my art!"
What students think of Watercolor Essentials...
Hi, I'm Matthew White - watercolor artist, instructor and founder of learntopaintwatercolor.com
We all want powerful, evocative paintings that accurately portray light and atmosphere.
But no matter how hard you try, you are stuck painting flat, uninspired work. You might be thinking, if other people can do this why can't I?
You may have a collection of watercolor books. You may have signed up for email newsletters, joined societies, attended in person workshops, watched youtube videos. You may have been told you need to buy a certain brush, or an expensive palette.
You may even be tempted to think that artists that you admire must have been born with some gift that you just don't have.
Can you relate to any of these?
- My paintings seem lifeless and dull
- I can’t seem to make the light seem strong or believable
- My paintings often seem amateurish and incomplete
- I know my paintings have potential I just can’t figure out how to get to the next level
- I spend time trying to correct or fix my paintings rather than painting them right from the start
- I can’t help but overwork my paintings in hopes of adding some life to them
From all the emails and messages I receive I know that many of you are like me.
You didn’t go to art school, you haven’t had formal art instruction. Instead, you are left on your own to read blog articles, watch youtube videos, take workshops and essentially piece together an art education of your own making.
All of those things are helpful but they can only take you so far.
There is one problem with most of the available teaching out there.
They don’t teach you how to see differently. We must learn to see values and to find the large shapes of the scene. Most books and teachings start once we touch our pencil or brush to our paper. But we cannot skip this essential step! It will change the way you paint forever.
In reality, your painting is won or lost before you touch the brush to your paper. Much of the work is done before this stage. It starts when you pick and observe your subject.
Who am I?
My name is Matthew White. I am a full time watercolor artist, instructor and founder of learntopaintwatercolor.com.
A site that's dedicated to helping people like you to grow as a watercolor artist and develop the skills needed to create paintings that you are thrilled and excited about. I’ve spent the last 7 years exploring the best ways to improve as a watercolor artist and I have helped 100’s of artists along the way.
If you have seen any of my free content and teaching you know that I like to teach in a direct, clear way.
"A painter as skilled and confident as Matthew invites you in and allows you to see your world through their eyes. This is Matt's gift. By so honestly sharing the story of his life, we can begin to recognize our own."
Everyone starts somewhere.
This was my first painting. I had much to learn and I was at the beginning of my journey but I was hooked.
Old vs New
Over time my work slowly improved.
I've combined what I learned through workshops, videos, tutorials and years of trial and error.
I took the pieces that helped me the most and built Watercolor Essentials.
It’s all of my knowledge wrapped into one course.
An all encompassing, methodical course that will teach you the five essential skills to paint any scene in a dynamic, powerful and expressive way.
In Watercolor Essentials you will learn:
- How to paint your favorite subjects, at your own pace with powerful results
- When to abstract areas of your scene and when to add more detail
- The tools needed to create a beautiful sense of depth in your painting
- Strategies to capture the atmosphere of the scene
- How to mix more realistic colors
- How to mix a variety of natural looking greens
- The principles of simplification and ways to not overwork your paintings
- How to take advantage of watercolors demanding timing requirements and turn it into a strength
Demystifying the Most Powerful Tool In Painting
Timing and Paint Consistency:
Formulas for Hard Edges, Soft Edges, and Everything in Between
Creating Life-like Colors:
Mixing to Reflect the Natural World
Creating the Illusion of Distance on a Thin Piece of Paper
Learning What to Leave Out:
Finding Strength and Clarity through Simplification
I invite you into my studio and show you everything I know.
You get to look over my shoulder as I explain all of the concepts that changed my paintings forever.
It's amazing the difference that having proper values in your painting will make.
On the left is an early painting of mine on the right is a more recent painting. Understanding values is crucial. That's why it's the focus of the first module of Watercolor Essentials.
How much would you pay to attend a week long workshop that would cover all of these topics?
Depending on the artists the workshop could cost $400 - $800. Then there’s traveling expenses, lodging and food. You could easily spend $2000 on the entire event.
Do workshops guarantee better paintings?
The answer is no.
Even an art degree cannot make that claim. You’d have to spend $40,000 and months of your life to get any type of substantial training like this.
Watercolor Essentials is fantastic. It’s the course I with I had when I was starting out.
It would have saved me so much time and frustration!
For the price you would pay for a high quality paintbrush you could create better paintings with the supplies you already own!
Here is what you get with
the Watercolor Essentials program:
- All 29 core Watercolor Essentials videos with hours of in-depth step-by-step training ($2100 value)
- BONUS: Painting Figures ($40 Value)
- BONUS: Simple Sky Practice ($40 Value)
- BONUS: Painting Negative Shapes ($50 Value)
- BONUS: "Still Lake" - A step by step demonstration ($60 Value)
The total value for all of this training = $2290
60 Day 100% Money Back Guarantee
If you decide this course isn't what you expected, I will refund you 100% of the cost.
Simply email me at [email protected] within 60 days of your initial purchase and I will refund your entire order immediately.
No guilt. No hard feelings.
If it doesn’t work, you don’t pay. It’s that simple.
When you join you will get instant access to the private members area where you can jump right into the course.
You can access it on any mobile device and work through it as fast or as slow as you would like. At the end of the final video you will know exactly how to paint any scene that you would like in a dynamic, fresh way with rich atmosphere.
Imagine being able to paint
the way you have always dreamed of.
Imagine what it feels like when you paint something that you are proud of, that reflects the desired atmosphere, that accurately captures the light. Believe me when I say I want you to paint the way you have always dreamed of. It’s what I want for myself too, it’s why I do what I do.
You don’t have to keep on the same path that you’ve always been on. Piecing together your art education and learning in the dark, not sure if you’re on the right path. I’ve been there. It can be frustrating.
Now imagine if you join Watercolor Essentials today and watch a few videos. A week from now you’ve gone through the entire course. You will now have a proven system for painting dynamic, fundamentally sound paintings.
Now imagine a month from now when you sit down to paint, only this time you use the skills and tools from Watercolor Essentials and your values are spot on, your painting has a beautiful feeling of depth, it's clean, fresh and not overworked.
You have what it takes. This is all possible. You just need some guidance along the way.
The choice is yours...
Watercolor Essentials Course (29 Videos)
Video Critiques of 3 of Your Paintings
90 Minute One on One Review/Teaching Session
Painting Figures - Bonus Video
Simple Sky Practice - Bonus Video
Painting Negative Shapes - Bonus Video
"Still Lake" Step-by-Step Demonstration
"Saturday Mail" Step-by-Step Demonstration
"Morning Water" Step-by-Step Demonstration
"Countryside" Step-by-Step Demonstration
"Puerto Rico Beach" Step-by-Step Demonstration
"Boats on Land" Step-by-Step Demonstration
"Porch Lights" Step-by-Step Demonstration
You can paint the way
you always dreamed of!
You have what it takes to do this, you just need some guidance along the way.
Also, don’t forget that when you join Watercolor Essentials you are joining risk-free. You have an entire 60 days to watch the course, implement the strategies, and take action on all that you learned and THEN decide if it’s right for you.
I'll see you in the course!