Joe's Watercolor Training Series

Follow along with Joe as he takes a painting all the way through from value study to completion, showing all the tips and techniques along the way, and even a little singing for added emphasis!

  1. Watercolor Training 1: Value Study

    Watercolor Training 1: Value Study

    In this episode I'm going to show you how I begin the work ahead of time for a painting by doing value studies.

  2. Watercolor Training 2: Painting Clouds

    Watercolor Training 2: Painting Clouds

    I'd like to show you one or two approaches to clouds. People seem to want to do a lot of different skies and I do, too. They're so easy to do and we're gonna take a couple of minutes - that's about what it takes - because we want to get in there and get out.

  3. Watercolor Training 3: Painting Trees

    Watercolor Training 3: Painting Trees

    We're going to put in a clump of trees first - a huge mass of trees in the distant background. Then we will come in toward the foreground with some closer trees. In the background we'll keep it cool with a mixture of blues.

  4. Watercolor Training 4: Painting Shadows

    Watercolor Training 4: Painting Shadows

    We've brought the painting almost to it's conclusion and in that we've done clouds, we've done trees, we've done negative painting, positive and negative trees and now we're going to take some Cobalt Blue and Red Rose Deep mixed to a nice purple, loaded on this nice 1.5" brush.

  5. Watercolor Training 5: Painting Smoke

    Watercolor Training 5: Painting Smoke

    I have a little painting that needs a little life put in it because it's a little country scene of a home and a barn, a couple of outbuildings and the mountains where I live here. I'm not good at putting in people so how do I add life to it? One way is to have smoke coming out of the chimney.

  6. Watercolor Training 6: Little White Lines

    Watercolor Training 6: Little White Lines

    We're going to put in the white lines now because I've brought the painting far enough along to have some dark areas and we can add some white lines to it.

  7. Watercolor Training 7: Painting Wrap-Up

    Watercolor Training 7: Painting Wrap-Up

    We did a lot of different things in it. We did the clouds, the background tree area, these evergreen trees, the negative tree trunk and the negative around the house, the smoke out of the chimney and of course the little white lines.

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    Cheap Joe's Artists Instructional Videos

    Visit our YouTube channel for more helpful hints from "Cheap" Joe Miller and friends that will hopefully make your art experience even more enjoyable. Features include artist interviews, art instruction videos, as well as complete quick art lessons from Joe himself and other top workshop instructors from across the country.


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