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   Tony Couch has been an International Watercolors member from the very beginning. Tony has been featured as a Showcase Watercolor Artist on International Watercolors numerous times. Tony offers watercolor workshops all across America.  
         
   
                                                   
 

 

   

 

 
   
  

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              FREE Watercolor Painting Demonstration

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   See Roy Fuller Paintings & Workshops at:  www.RoyFuller.com

 

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        Tony's Awards & Recognitions

   COUCH HAS BEEN ELECTED TO MEMBERSHIP IN THE ACADEMIC ARTISTS ASSN., ALLIED ARTISTS OF AMERICA, THE HUDSON VALLEY ART ASSN., KNICKERBOCKERS ARTISTS, SALMAGUNDI CLUB, SOCIETY OF MARINE PAINTERS, WATERCOLOR WEST, THE PITTSBURGH, GEORGIA AND SOUTHERN WATERCOLOR SOCIETIES, AS WELL AS TRANSPARENT WATERCOLOR SOCIETY OF AMERICA AND THE WHISKEY PAINTERS OF AMERICA.

     HE HAS WON OVER 70 NATIONAL AWARDS AND HIS WORK HAS BEEN INCLUDED IN THREE ANNUAL EXHIBITIONS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF DESIGN.

    ANYONE 18 OR OLDER IS ELIGIBLE TO ENROLL. THERE ARE NO PREREQUISITES AND THE GROUP WILL BE MADE UP OF BEGINNERS, STUDENTS, HOBBYISTS AND PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS.

 

 
     

  Roy Fuller, Watercolor Artist & Workshop Instructor.

    "I recently attended a watercolor painting workshop by one of my most respected Watercolor Artists & Watercolor Workshop instructors, Tony Couch. Let me tell you I was not disappointed, nor was anyone else in the workshop that I spoke with. Tony would lecture for an hour or so in the mornings on the principles of design and then paint a full sheet demonstration watercolor painting right before our eyes each day. He did 5 beautiful paintings during the week. Tony would complete the painting before lunch and then we would break for an hour and return at 1 pm to work on our own paintings with the instruction and guidance of Tony. Participants would paint until 4 pm each day and then Tony would conduct a critique on any artist's paintings that volunteered. If you don't want your painting critiqued that's Ok. Everyone wanting a critique would put their paintings in a stack in front of the classroom before 4 pm and Tony and the class would do a critique of the paintings. This is very useful and everyone learned a lot about their paintings during these critiques."

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 The demonstration paintings each morning were priceless. To actually watch these great paintings being designed from scratch and completed was something I'll always remember. I had been studying Tony Couch via his books and 10 instructional DVDs  for almost 20 years but had never attended one of his workshops. I fixed many of my painting issues during this workshops and have personally committed to attend at least one of Toni's workshops each year from now on.

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                                               And Here's The Finished Painting

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Tony takes you through each step of the process and tell you literally everything he knows about transparent watercolors. He gives you his secrets he has learned over the past 40 years as a watercolor artists. I highly recommend one of Tony Couch's Watercolor Workshops to everyone at all stages of their painting career. I have been painting watercolors for almost 20 years and oils several years prior to that. I have been doing some basic watercolor workshops internationally myself. Tony's watercolor workshops are for everyone! From the basics to the most advanced techniques in transparent watercolors, Tony puts it all on the table for his students.

 

   

                  Everyone was allowed to get as close as they wanted and observe the master at work.

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                            Tony's Workshop Paintings

Tony also offers workshop attendee a very special deal on his demonstration paintings each day. Although his paintings sell in galleries for $2,500 or more, you can purchase one of his demo paintings at a very special rate. If you like one of the demo painting, I suggest you put your money on the table quickly before someone else does though. There have been disputes on who bought a painting first. Tony also has other paintings from his collection available for purchase and a copy of his most popular book that is still North Light's highest selling book! "Watercolors, You Can Do It". Tony also has all ten of his instructional DVD's and videos for sale during the workshops and gladly autographs every one for the students.

 

   
 

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   If you could have only one book or video by Tony Couch, this is the one you should have! Itís the basic text to all the videos/DVDs and has everything in it! First published by North Light Books in 1987, it remained on their list for 10 years and became their all time best selling book on art. Out of print for a few years, it has now been re-published! 178 pages, ALL IN COLOR. Two chapters on design. One on basic control and technique. Another on Color. 10 step-by-step demonstrations. 64 paintings. 161 "how-to" diagrams

 

 

Tony Couch Books & Videos

 

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     DVD and VHS videos are priced differently and require different players, but the instructional content is exactly the same.

 

          With these 10 videos, he'll show you how to paint while he tell you what he'' doing and why he does it!

Controlling Watercolor

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I call this one "Basic Training". I'll explain to you simply and directly just what the water, paint and paper will do when you paint - and why you lose control - in terms you understand and won't forget. Then I'll show you how to tame this monster using brush, water and sponge to make the paint do just what you want on wet paper. In the process you'll learn how to easily paint the three critical textures.

 

 

 

Symbols, Part I: Trees and Water

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If there's a "secret" to fresh, sparkling watercolor, it's learning to paint the symbols for subjects, rather than those subjects. Here you'll learn the symbol for a tree - first without leaves, then with them. Then, a simple, foolproof symbol for a body of water, including reflections. You may want to see this one before tackling a whole painting.

 

 

 

 

Symbols, Part II: Rocks, Puddles and Weeds

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If you have trouble painting rocks, puddles and tall grass, this one's for you. A follow on to C-2, you'll learn the symbol for sharp edged rock, how to paint convincing puddles on any surface, and what you must know to paint a sparkling field of graceful weeds or tall grass. And you'll learn how and when to use the time-honored "spatter" technique.

 

 

Winter's Soft Mantle

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A full sheet (22x30) demonstration painting, from beginning to end, of a pair of farm buildings in snow. From a blank sheet of paper you'll see it gradually evolve as Tony paints and explains - in simple terms - what he is doing, and why. You will also see a great way to paint wood, snow and cast shadows. This tape is ABSOLUTELY UNCUT, so you see the whole thing: every stroke, miss-step and recovery - just as it happens!

 

Painting Barns in Watercolor

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First you see the real barn, then watch while Tony does a sketch of it, on location. Next, in the studio, He paints a sunlit Western barn in a summer setting from that sketch. You'll see a simple way to paint a foreground, the sky, and background mountains. and how to paint a believable stone wall. You'll see how to "hide" a shape in the foreground and a smooth way to paint tall grass. Lots of closeups. Edited.

 

Painting Streams, Rocks and Trees in Watercolor

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A fresh, direct demonstration painting of a fast moving mountain stream. I'll show you what to do to tame this so-called difficult subject-matter and make it believable. It's simpler than you think! There are plenty of examples of painting rocks in the foreground, as well as in the stream. I'll also show you a way to paint a mass of foliage, and logs that lie in a typical wilderness stream. Edited.

 

The Eight Principles of Design

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If the typical art student harbors a gray area, it's DESIGN: dominance, contrast, gradation, harmony, variation, alternation, balance and unity - all basic to the construction of any work of art! I'll make clear this traditionally cloudy subject in language you easily understand. With paintings and simple diagrams I'll show you what these eight principles mean and how they're used. You'll want to review this one often; no artist's library should be without it.

 

Drawing, Part I: Learning Professional Techniques

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Basic drawing exercises and techniques. Among them is contour drawing, a drill that builds your ability to draw anything. Another is gesture drawing, which illustrates the importance of getting the gesture of a figure. Then there's a simple one and two point perspective demo, which will help you understand the principle and make any building believable. I'll also show you how to indicate sunlight.

 

Drawing, Part II: Sketching with Markers

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A demonstration of two ways you can produce finished art work with ordinary marker pens. First I execute a harbor scene using black and gray markers. It's the same technique I use to produce sketches in the field, from which paintings are later done. Next I'll show you how to use colored markers with these same black and gray markers, to produce a bright, striking still life of a basket of fruit.

 

Drawing Landscapes with Pencil and Ink

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I'll show you two more ways you can produce drawings you'll be happy to frame. First with an ordinary soft lead dawing pencil, I'll draw a seascape with rocks, tall grass and fir trees. I'll show you when to use the point, the side of the lead,and other times a finger smudge for exciting thick, thin, soft, hard and light lines and masses. Next I demonstrate the ever attractive "line and wash" technique with watercolor paint and India ink.

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DVD $29.95
 VHS$19.95                    Contact Tony Couch To Purchase DVD's or VHS
   

 

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