Live Lessons: Watercolor Snow Dog

Snow Dog with Watercolor
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This lesson series features:
8 Hours of Instruction
8 Videos

About This Lesson Series...

In this lesson, we create a watercolor painting of a dog in the snow. We use a grid to create the drawing before applying layered watercolor washes to develop the painting.

Lesson 1 (1:11:33)

In lesson one, we use a grid to draw the dog in the snow with an H graphite pencil.

Lesson 2 (1:13:45)

In lesson two, we begin with watercolor applications on the head of the dog.

Lesson 3 (1:09:10)

In lesson three, we continue with watercolor applications on the head of the dog.

Lesson 4 (1:08:28)

In lesson four, we work down the body of the dog with watercolor applications.

Lesson 5 (1:07:47)

In lesson five, we continue work on the body of the dog.

Lesson 6 (1:14:41)

In lesson six, we continue work on the body of the dog.

Lesson 7 (1:12:15)

In lesson seven, we continue work on the teddy bear.

Lesson 8 (1:10:34)

In lesson eight, we complete the painting.

watercolor painting snow dog

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Lesson Discussion

  1. Hi Matt,
    Cliffhanger! Lesson 4 video was cut off at a very interesting moment. Your sentence, “…If there is an issue (color repair) that doesn’t seem like it can be resolved, then you take what you’ve done….” End of video.

    I imagine you’ve said “…take what you’ve done and learn from it. Try again.” OR did you perhaps say “…take what you’ve done, and transition to a darker dog.” OR perhaps you said finish the dog but add a blizzard at the end so that we cannot actually see the dog.

    Joking aside, I was curious about your lost response.

    Best wishes to both of you and your families for a great year. You add more to our experience of art than you can imagine.
    🙂 Margaret

    • Hi Margaret,

      It looks as though the video did not upload completely. We’ll upload the full lesson and the cliff hanger ending as soon as possible. 🙂

  2. Happy New Year Matt,
    Was there a lesson on January 3? I can’t find anything past Lesson 4, which was immediately before Christmas. My apologies if it takes a few days to get the recordings posted…
    Teresa C

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