Video Tuition For Watercolour Landscape Painting With Jem Bowden

You can buy or hire my instructional videos to help you learn watercolour painting from home. These follow generally the familiar format of DVD-type content, but can be longer than will fit onto a DVD.

See below for previews, then click through via the links to access these resources via my Vimeo channel.

There are also some free ‘demo’ videos on my YouTube channel to give you a taster, although those are a bit less instructional.

Plein Air Painting with Jem Bowden

Below is a preview of my latest video on demand. You can watch the preview to get a flavour of the content and then purchase or hire the video from the links provided.

Follow Jem  out into his ‘natural habitat’ of the outdoors, where direct connection with the landscape and elements brings some painters  (including Jem) to life!
To begin, he provides an introduction to his equipment and preparation.
The four demonstrations that follow provide a feel for Jem’s committed and direct attitude to plein air painting. The commentary describes an intuitive approach, combining technique with the aim of enjoying and learning from the experience of the moment, whilst hopefully capturing a sense of it.
The locations are:
A summer’s day on the Somerset levels, a fresh spring morning overlooking a stretch of cornish coastline, a cotswold church in evening light and a hillside farmstead on a blustery afternoon.

Connection with nature provides impetus to paint, a wish to share, or pass on the whole atmosphere of ‘being there’. And also somehow to contribute to that moment, to be a part of it whilst paying tribute to the subject. Watercolour is just the chosen medium. Another person may just see a painting, but for Jem it’s the reason behind the painting that matters most, the motivation being more important than the result.
Running time: 2 hours 12 mins.

PRICE 

TO BUY – $26 (approx. £19.90 – correct at August 2020)

TO RENT (48 hr) – $13 (approx. £9.90 – correct at August 2020)

 

Studio Painting with Jem Bowden

Below is a preview of my second video on demand. You can watch the preview to get a flavour of the content and then purchase the video from the links provided.

This video guides you through some of my key painting methods in the studio environment. Featuring five half imperial size demo paintings, a few short ‘technique introductions’ and much discussion of composition, interpretation, prioritisation and compromise – amongst other watercolour issues.

Subjects covered include:

Strong darks, ‘dry into wet’, ‘wet against wet’ and a soft & hard edge approach to painting fairweather clouds.
The demo paintings feature a dramatic cloud/natural landscape, a beach scene with rock stacks, a Norfolk coastal scene with boat, a farmland barn & pasture and a wetland nature reserve.

Running time:

2 hour and 24 minute running time, in Full HD (1920×1080)

Spring Evening Hedgerow with Jem Bowden

Below is a preview of my first video on demand. You can watch the preview to get a flavour of the content and then purchase or hire the video from the links provided.

After an introduction to my materials, I explain and clearly demonstrate in simplified form some of the key techniques I use in the featured demonstration painting. I then discuss my composition, based on two reference photographs, before guiding you through the entire half-imperial size painting. Every brushstroke is seen, including zooming into closer focus at times. I then share a selection of my other paintings where similar techniques can be observed. Finally, I revisit the sky to discuss this important part of the painting at greater length, in slow motion.

Running time:

70 mins running time, in Full HD (1920×1080)

YouTube Demonstration Videos

I also have three full demo videos on Youtube, plus a couple of other short films. Below is one of these. These demonstrations are unedited, by which I mean you see every brushstroke of the whole painting, which I hope is helpful. The videos are each approx 40 minutes long.

You can visit (and subscribe to) my YouTube channel to view more free videos.  Click the button below to go there.

Contact Me

If you’d like to contact me to discuss purchasing original watercolour paintings, arranging tuition, attending a painting holiday or for any other reason, then please feel free to email or call me and of course you can also network with me on social media.

E: contact@jembowdenwatercolour.co.uk
T: 0117 9711735