Are you one of the tens of thousands of people who love watercolour but find it a bit frustrating?…
Your mission should you choose to accept it is to master a range of simple techniques over the next 12 weeks that will put the fun back into watercolour for you and get you producing loose, vibrant, atmospheric, impressionistic, watercolour landscape paintings that have focus in just a few hours. You in?…
Oh here we go again! Yet another watercolour painting course promising me the earth that won’t deliver!”…
I know that many of you will have spent a lot of money on lessons, dvds, books and coaching over the years and I am sure that they all promised you the earth so I completely understand if you have your doubts but I kid you not when I tell you that this program is completely different.
So why is this so different?
Well first of all how would you like to get taught not by an art teacher but rather by a full-time professional artist who actually makes a living selling the work he produces using the very same techniques that you will learn in this program!
How many art teachers do you know that make a living selling the paintings they produce? Hmmm, not many!In fact how many art teachers do you know that actually get time to paint their own stuff?…..Just a thought.
“Getting lessons from a qualified art teacher does seem like the sensible thing to do either when you start painting or when you want to improve however you have to remember that they have been taught to teach you in a certain way namely by following a curriculum which is more or less the same curriculum that their former art teacher used to teach them.”…
So, what’s the problem with that?….
Well if that curriculum and that way of teaching worked don’t you think your art teacher would have become a professional artist rather than an art teacher?
“Art school is set up to teach their students how to become art teachers not professional artists - they just don’t tell you that when you sign up!”
I regularly have people attending my workshops who have fine art degrees and they are the first ones to admit that what they have learned in one workshop with me very often has helped them to progress more than anything they ever learnt in 4-5 years at art school.
As a self-taught professional artist I have been able to grow and experiment over the last 30+ years without the constraints of a formal education in fine art!
So, if you are up for it – I can teach you a range of simple techniques that will help you to produce professional results in half the time it would take using more traditional techniques.
Through demonstrations and workshops at art societies & clubs I have helped potentially thousands of other watercolour artists of all levels and abilities to loosen up their painting style & speed up their progress with the medium and I believe I can help you to do the same given the chance.
Think about it how would you like to learn to produce fully finished landscape paintings in less than 2 hours - every time!
Learn in a way that’s fun, engaging and more importantly that gives you methods & techniques that will ensure your painting time is super productive!
And as an added bonus there is very little theory involved!… Because lets face it, you don’t really want to spend months learning the theory do you?.. You just want to paint!
The Watercolour Landscape Mastery program is made up of a collection of over thirty no nonsense videos that get straight to the point by giving you short exercises to complete using each technique.
This is then compounded in the last two weeks of the course with five full length workshops that use the techniques you have learned to complete finished paintings. In other words the whole focus of this course is on getting you results quickly!
How does that sound to you?…..Sound good?
How would you like to learn how to paint like this?
Each of these paintings took 2 hours or less to complete! Using the same techniques you will be learning…
So who exactly is this program for?
Well basically if you are anywhere between these two groups you will be fine:
I know what a paint brush is and can hold one, I can also add water to the paint and put it on the paper…
I am a proficient artist. I can paint up a storm but really need to loosen up a bit to get my work to where I want it to be…
Here are a few comments from people just like you who I have helped previously...
This has been the most amazing journey.
In 12 weeks, and with the guidance of Maestro Greg, I have changed from someone who does ‘art’ to someone who is an Artist. I know that because now, when I paint I do so with enjoyment, enthusiasm and growing confidence. I have ideas in my head all the time, new techniques to experiment with. And guess what? I know that this is not the end of the journey, but the beginning of the rest of my journey - more experimentation, more development and more confidence to go on and on.
Thank you Maestro Greg, I will be forever grateful 😍
I've learnt so much in the 12 weeks, it's literally flown by. Confidence has grown 1000 fold! It's o.k to make mess ups, now can go back in and correct or wash out, it's fun and MY painting I can do as I want without feeling it's not the correct way. It's truly liberated my way of looking at things. The theory is minimal - you're only told what you need to know. I would say to anyone procrastinating - DON'T - it's a fantastic opportunity.
If you've been on one of Greg's Workshops/Demos you'll know the "rule book" was ditched years ago. You won't turn into a mini Greg artist (ooh would previously have written painter but Artist is correct!) What you will come away with are Greg's Techniques to use in your paintings - you're encouraged all the way to paint like you, which I feel is so important.
Thoroughly, thoroughly enjoyed every minute, couldn't wait for the next tutorial. If there's only one thing you do for yourself this year, make it this! I can't wait for his next online course. Essentially great Course, great Tutor, great Fun and great (vast in fact) improvement in my paintings.
I write this review on the completion of the final painting of a 12 week course, which should have only been 10 but Greg in his enthusiasm spilled out even more delights for us to paint, such is his enthusiasm and love of Watercolour. This has been a roller coaster ride with the rails and carriage removed on the journey. Does he teach outside the box? that was thrown in the paper bin years ago!
As I reflect back why I book on the course it was as an emerging beginner I was desperate to paint rolling mist over fells, rain filling bulging streams and waterfalls, wild sky’s full of wind with light shinning on parts of a valley or distant mountain. To learn about layering, translucent paint, sable or hog hair brushes and numerous other things I’d not even dreamed about. To enable me to replace my painted fried egg sunsets with pink instant whip ( sorry an age comment) clouds! Trees with stick out arms and unnecessary fluffy details etc.
His relaxed, fun tutorials which reflect his brilliance as a teacher are easy to watch, full of challenges every week with individual feedback.
Will I book on another course, definitely a yes.
Wow what a workshop! You certainly opened my eyes. I didn't realise just how much all the little habits I have picked up have stifled my progress. As you said on Saturday we all just assume that because it's in a book that it must be how things are done and never think to question it. I have a feeling that me and watercolour are going to become best buddies again lol!
Thank you for a great painting course I really enjoyed it. I thought I would learn a couple of tips for painting watercolours but had my painting world turned upside down.
You answered many of my half-thought questions for which I hadn’t realised that I was looking for answers.
I was heading towards being a watercolour purist but you have opened up the door for me to a wider interpretation of applying the media.
Its going to take a while to incorporate my learning into my new paintings but I am looking forwards to the challenge with supercharged vigour.
I now understand why your courses are so popular. Thanks again
I just wanted to drop you an email to say a really big thank you for the watercolour workshop I recently attended in Coniston, It was fantastic!!
Ever since meeting you & seeing your work I have been inspired to paint the mountains, as I spend as much of my spare time as I can photographing & walking the fells, but never thought I could ever paint them, so I am really chuffed to have found such pleasure in doing so!
Thanks Greg for a really brilliant workshop where I learned so many new techniques and also areas where I was going so wrong in my current work.
Everything was so easy to follow and your demonstrations brought everything into reality.
The rule books have been discarded!....Cheers once again!
Look let’s be honest. Why are you here on this page at this moment in time?…
I would guess it’s because you like many others probably took up painting to have fun but somewhere along the road to artistic genius you have got a little lost and what used to fill you with joy has sometimes become well, a little stressful maybe even downright frustrating!
Am I right?….
How would I know that?
Simple, I know this because I was in your shoes at one point and found myself really struggling to make any progress. I was lucky because I found a way forward where so many don’t!
So what changed?…
I threw the rule book away and found a different approach and that’s exactly what I would like to show you. So, you up for it?…
I guarantee that if you are willing to open your mind to a slightly different approach to painting with watercolour and commit just a few short hours every week to learning some simple techniques you will be able to take huge steps forward in not only your ability with watercolour but also in your confidence as an artist who has something to say and all in just 12 weeks!
Sounds great but it also sounds very expensive Greg! Am I going to have to remortgage my house for this?…
Well lets be realistic. What are you actually getting here and how much is it worth? If I can save you years of frustration, bring the joy back into your painting sessions, help to make your painting time not only more fun but 10x more productive through showing you how you can implement a slightly different approach and a few simple techniques that will make painting any element of the landscape a doddle then what would that be worth to you?
I am basically condensing over 30 years of watercolour landscape painting experience into a short 12 week tuition program for you, giving you life-time access to all the lessons, plus life-time email access to me, life-time access to the private members only Facebook group, life-time discount on art materials and a few more surprises along the way and all for only £397!
So in real terms as everyone seems to be obsessed with how much everyone gets paid these days what I am charging for this program equates to:
0.03p per day’s experience (£397 ÷ 30 years ÷ 365 days = £0.03)
£4.72 per course day (£397 ÷ 84 days = £4.72)
I think that’s a very reasonable rate well at least for you anyway - I haven’t let my wife see this as she will be on at me to put the price up lol!
So you get the whole program + bonuses comes for just £397 - roughly the same amount as it would cost you to buy a washing machine but just think how much more fun you will have doing this!
So now I’ve told you exactly what sort of dent this will put in your wallet (not that big a one!) I guess I will have to show you a little more to justify it…
So what’s in this ‘Watercolour Landscape Mastery’ thingy? - What do I get for my cash?…
Well first of all the whole program is hosted online and can be accessed on any computer, laptop, tablet or even your phone although I wouldn’t really recommend that. So no running round trying to find dvds, books and definitely no getting up early at the weekend and having to drive to get to some village hall in the middle of nowhere! It’s all very convenient.
The program is drip-fed to you over a 12-week period very carefully so that you never feel overwhelmed!
[Note: Don’t forget though that if something crops up which means you are unable to complete the program in the 12 weeks then there is no need to worry because included in the price is life-time access to all the training!]
All you need to do is to get your paints ready, login, watch your next lesson and then follow along. Its that easy!
For any technophobes out there trust me you will be fine! I will (in a virtual sense) be holding your hand all the way through the program either through instructions on the training platform or through the emails I will send you during the program to keep you on track and if at any point you get a little behind don’t worry just reach out and I will be there to help. But trust me when I say - you won’t need to!
So for all of you who like to know exactly what’s underneath the hood before you buy I have included below a complete breakdown of all the lessons included in the program.
Birdseye View of Watercolour Landscape Mastery Program:
I can almost guarantee you that the reasons you are struggling with watercolour are not necessarily down to anything you are doing wrong but rather the way that you have been taught.
That’s right…It’s not your fault! So now we have established that we need to retrain those bits of your watercolour persona that are holding you back from superstardom!
In this first module I am going to show you a couple of simple little things you can change immediately that will enable you to quickly break the bad habits you have developed and take some huge steps forward right from the outset.
Could it really be that easy? Well, lets see, shall we?.....[Spoiler - Yes it is that easy!]
Lessons In This Module:
Finding Inspiration For Your Paintings! [PT1&2]
This two part lesson is all about finding inspiration for your paintings. How to use photographs properly if you need to and where & how to find some great images to get you started if you don't already have your own photographs.
Duration: PT1 - 8min 40sec / PT2 - 10min 18sec
Setting Up Your Space For Success
Simple things you can do before you start to paint that will help to ensure you take advantage of every creative inspiration.
Duration: 13min 15sec
Once Upon A Time! - Telling A Story Without Words!
Learn the most important thing you need to master to be a successful landscape painter.
Duration: 13min 29sec
Composition Made Simple!
As a painter you only need to know five letters of the alphabet to be a success! Learn which five.
Duration: 6min 7sec
Are You Painting or Colouring In?
Learn how your very first marks on a piece of paper can determine whether the painting will be a success!
Duration: 15min 32sec
The Biggest Secret In Watercolour -Shhh Don’t Tell!
Did you know there is one thing you can learn to control when you are painting that will instantly make you an expert with watercolour! Learn what it is in this video.
Duration: 21min 43sec
This module is the meat & veg section where you will learn a number of simple techniques that effectively enable you to paint any element of the landscape quickly & confidently. These techniques will enable you to get professional results with the minimum amount of fuss and fiddling in less than half the time it took you before - guaranteed!
Lessons In This Module:
Over The Mountains & Far Away! - Bumps & Lumps Are Nice! [PT1&2]
Shape is Everything Mountains are not just big Molehills! Mountains are like people they come in all different sizes & shapes and like us they all have their lumps & bumps that make them unique. Learn how to paint mountains convincingly. Learn to how to add interest through the use of texture and by adding supporting features like walls, scree, crags, paths, ghylls etc.
Duration: PT1 - 27min 13sec / PT2 - 30min 39sec
Over The Mountains & Far Away! - Snow Capped Mountains
One of my most requested demos. A simple subject to paint but one that is extremely effective and powerful when done well!
Duration: 20min 16sec
Leafy Stuff For Every Season - A Mop And A Sword That’s All You Need
What would you say if I told you that all you need to paint trees successfully is a mop, a sword, a blade & your toothbrush?
Duration: 26min 37sec
Leafy Stuff For Every Season - Toothbrushes Aren’t Just for Cleaning Teeth You Know!
Without a doubt my favourite way to paint trees. This is a great technique which produces fast results that are unique every time. Control freaks be warned!
Duration: 10min 57sec
Leafy Stuff For Every Season - Bark, Bark & No Dogs To Be Seen
Learn how to achieve some fantastic bark textures for your trees!
Duration: 6min 28sec
Leafy Stuff For Every Season - You’re Fairly Blossoming Now!
Learn how to paint a sunlit meadow scene with blossoming trees, meadow flowers and all that lovely stuff...aaah lovely, lovely!
Duration: 34min 33sec
Buildings & Man-Made Stuff - Rustic Cottages an Estate Agent Would Love!
Make your buildings look convincing with the addition of some simple texture techniques. In this three part tutorial you will learn how to paint rustic stone work, lichen covered slates and even some wonky windows.
Duration: 17min 41sec
Buildings & Man-Made Stuff - Dry Stane Dykes, Wa’s & Other Stuff [PT1&2]
Learn how with just a handful of shapes you can quickly add a farm or a rustic hamlet to your painting & some very simple ways to incorporate other man-made elements of the landscapes into your paintings.
Duration: PT1 - 23min 19sec PT2 - 26min 31sec
Painting The Wet Stuff - Waterfalls & Fast Flowing Water
A set of simple techniques & tools you can use to paint fantastic looking waterfalls and mountains ghylls every time quickly & confidently.
Duration: 36min 54sec
Painting The Wet Stuff - Reflecting The Landscape
Learn how to paint reflections so beautiful they would stop Narcissus in his tracks, and he had some issues!
Duration: 57min 43sec
Foregrounds - Lead In To Your Painting
Foregrounds are one of those things in a painting that trip a lot of people up because they think about it far too much. Learn why just because something is closer does not necessarily mean it has to be painted in more detail.
Duration: 28min 14sec
Figures, Fellas & Beasties - Should You Add Them & Getting It Right!
Learn how simple it is to a add convincing looking figures to your paintings. And before you ask, No you can’t skip this part of the module lol! A masterclass in why it can be beneficial to include figures in your work, figure dimensions & simple ways to animate your figures to make them convincing.
Duration: 30min 06sec
Figures, Fellas & Beasties - How Place Your Figures With No Tears!
A simple technique that takes the trial, error and stress out of adding figures into your work. This technique can also be used to evaluate the benefits of any other additions you may want to make to a painting before committing.
Duration: 4min 41sec
Painting is like theatre it’s all very well having the actors and props but unless you have a director and light everything properly chances are your production will still look crap so this module is where you learn how to put your paintings together and how to light them for maximum impact & effect.
Lessons In This Module:
Heavens Above! - Three Stormy Skies
Learn how to paint a range of stormy skies so powerful you will be reaching for your brolly quickly & effectively. Plus I'll even show you how to add lightning!
Duration: 44min 46sec
Heavens Above! - Three Sunset Skies
In my experience people can either paint great looking sunsets or they end up with something that resembles a reject kaftan from the 60’s. Here’s three examples that will give you the pointers you need to make sure yours are great every time!
Duration: 55min 11sec
Heavens Above! - Now Some For Some Blue Sky Thinking!
I generally hate painting blue skies because we don’t get many of them here in the U.K so in my mind they are not very realistic but for the purposes of illustration here’s how to do it so your painting doesn’t look like something out of an episode of Postman Pat.
Duration: 22min 58sec
The Staccato Effect! - The Issue of Connection!
This is all about avoiding a thing I call the “Staccato Effect”. One thing that will make your paintings look amateurish is having lots of things that look like they have been cut out and stuck on to the painting. Learn how to avoid this and how to establish your focal point as the center of interest by learning how to connect shapes and use shadows, colour & texture effectively throughout your paintings.
Duration: 33min 54sec
Making Your Time Work For You! - Lets Get You To The Next Level!
Timing! This is the secret that will take your paintings to the next level in just six paintings - trust me! Make fiddling and overworking a thing of the past!
Duration: 8min 52sec
This module is here for slightly selfish reasons but also necessary because even at this late stage their will be some of you that will still have doubts about your newfound skills and confidence in your own ability is the one thing that will enable you to progress more than anything else. So we need to build that up a bit.
So here is where you get to mission accomplished and where I get to prove my point to you, which is that by using what you have learnt over the previous few weeks you will be able to paint a beautiful, atmospheric watercolour landscape that has focus, drama and presence all within just a couple of hours.
In fact you are going to see how by utilising your new approach & techniques you can reproduce 5 of my very own paintings in your own unique style.
Lessons In This Module:
Workshop #1 - In The Reeds
All about soft morning light, misty trees, reflections and a very cute little focal point that I think you will love!
Duration: 43min 34sec
Workshop #2 - Annies Cottage
A typical lakeland scene. You know the sort of thing I'm talking about - Mountains, Stone Cottages, Dry Stone Walls, Trees and all that lovely stuff. Yep there's a lot in this one which is why it makes such a good workshop painting.
Duration: 46min 15sec
Workshop #3 - Sundown Over Wasdale!
Yes in this workshop you will be attempting to paint that iconic lake district scene!
Duration: 52min 49sec
Workshop #4 - Hilltop Cottages - Reincarnation
A reincarnation of one of the very first paintings I done where I started to experience the freedom that you get when you finally stop paying attention to all the purists that are constantly telling you that you're doing things wrong and start paying attention to the getting the results you want by any means necessary! What better way to illustrate how you should feel when you paint than to try and recreate the experience together!
Duration: 45min 54sec
Workshop #5 - Winter River
A lovely winter river scene set at sundown to finish the course with. This has everything trees, snow, reflections, wildlife in fact you name it it's in here - this is the big finale!
Duration: 53min 55sec
IMPORTANT NOTE: I should probably mention here that as far as I am concerned this program is a work in progress. So as you and the other students progress through the training I will be listening and will be more than happy to take on board suggestions for other lessons you may be interested in seeing.
This outline is just that - an outline! It is highly likely that new lessons will be added in the future but regardless of when you join the program you will still have access to everything there is now plus any new additional training added in the future and at no extra cost.
Still Thinking About It? Really!….O.k Then How About This!…
So if after seeing all that you are still here on this page at this point and not reaching for your credit card then I know you’re probably one of those people who is having that little battle in your head right now. You know the one that goes a little bit like this:
Emotional Self: Wow this looks like just what I was looking for? I’ll be as good as Turner within a few weeks…
Logical Self: Yeah, yeah but we could spend that money on a washing machine!…
Emotional Self: Maybe but that would be boring and being good at painting will make me happier and you less stressed!…
Logical Self: Oh I don’t know, hmmm. I need something other than that to justify the purchase….
Emotional Self: Don’t be such a killjoy!…
Logical Self: Don’t be so impetuous! remember the bungee jumping incident, and that other time when you didn’t listen to me
Emotional Self: Neh, Neh, Neh, Neh!!!…..
That sound a little familiar? Don’t worry I’m a bit like that too so what about if I gave you a few extras! In fact how about I give you enough extras to cancel the cost of the course out?
Have a look at this…
- Voucher to redeem against 3-Day Watercolour Landscape Masterclass live workshop at Brantwood, Coniston
- A huge £50 Discount on an art materials pack containing all you need for the Watercolour Landscape Mastery Program!
- Access to private Watercolour Landscape Mastery Facebook group. Meet your fellow students & receive watercolour tip & tricks.
- A 10% Discount on all Art Materials purchased through my website…….for life!! Yes that’s right I did say for life!!!
MINIMUM BONUS VALUE OF AT LEAST £1300.00+……..WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?
THIS MEANS THAT I AM POTENTIALLY PAYING YOU OVER £1000 TO JOIN THE PROGRAM!!
So what happens after you push the big green button?
Well first of all you will be taken to checkout to make payment for your program that’s the worst bit! After that everything just gets better and better as we work through the program.
Once your payment has been processed you will be redirected to the welcome page you will also receive an email with your receipt that contains a link to the course login page plus your personal login details, course outline and start date and a few more details you may find helpful - please make sure you keep this email handy. It may also be helpful if you add email@example.com to your list of approved email senders to ensure that this email does not end up in your spam folder or worse.
Just so you are aware you can actually login to the course directly from the navigation menu on my main site so no need for two desktop shortcuts 😉 Just click on the tuition tab and look for the link with the padlock icon that says “Watercolour Landscape Mastery Login”.
Over the course of the next few days I will email you a few times before we actually start just to keep in touch and to give you a few pointers on equipment etc. Please ensure you open and read these emails as they are important to your success with this program.
As always with me if you have any questions what so ever regardless of how stupid you may think the question IS please drop me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask away or click the live chat button at the bottom right of this page!
Remember the only stupid questions are the ones that you don’t ask.
See you on the inside!