Award-winning watercolor artist and instructor Mary Ann Beckwith's The Brush and Beyond is less about painting than it is about learning how to make "Art". She takes us into her experimental painting world where results are always a source of inspiration lead us to the next step in our artistic journey.
Beginning with the importance of keeping a sketchbook or journal, Beckwith demonstrates "Watercolor Cobweb Painting" in which we are shown one of the many ways of creating textural starts on a full sheet of 140 lb. watercolor paper or Yupo. "Creating four or five painting starts in one session is a way to keep me interested and productive", Beckwith says. "As color is personal, find the ones that really speak to you and motivate you… in other words, you will get better paintings if you use colors you like."
As she does in all her popular workshops, Mary Ann wants artists to be willing to try something they have never done before. The video also includes many finishing ideas, taking a second look earlier work along with creating more textures and spray-painting techniques.
130 minute art instruction video with added gallery features.