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PROGRESS TO DATE

My live streams are now in the fourth week. The subjects covered so far have been varied, and judging by the feedback, and growing numbers have been very well received. Those subjects have been suggested by my followers on my Live Streams by Martin Stephenson facebook page.

After a few unsurprising technical glitches were ironed out, both picture and sound quality are now of good quality.

Our ‘Director’ Sarah has been put through her paces in those early ones, and is now comfortable in the ‘Directors Chair’ ! While I paint Sarah introduces guests from around the World keeping me up to date with questions from those viewers.

I also post sketches and materials prior to each lesson on my various facebook pages, as suggested by students who want to paint along. I think most people paint after the lesson, when they can do so via the automatically recorded video on my youtube channel.

We have also received requests to suit other time zones, particularly East Coast USA time zone, so we will also be trying that slot too in the very near future.

We hope that our own brand of Northern banter is both understood and appreciated, and we urge you to join in the fun every Sunday starting at 10am GMT throughout the Autumn, Winter and Spring.

The duration should be 60-90 minutes depending on the subject.

THE LESSONS FOR THE NEXT FEW WEEKS ARE HERE

In this lesson you will learn lots of watercolour techniques including :-

  1. THE APPRECIATION OF LIGHT
  2. WET INTO WET STORMY SKIES
  3. HOW TO AVOID LINING UP ISSUES
  4. HOW TO ACHIEVE DISTANCE
  5. BASIC COMPOSITION
  6. COLOUR MIXING
  7. LIFTING OFF TECHNIQUES
  8. HOW AND WHY TO PAINT WATER FLAT
  9. COLOUR TEMPERATURE IN PAINTINGS
  10. THOSE FINISHING OFF BITS
  11. THE FOCAL POINT
  12. THINGS YOU CAN DO WITH WHITE GOUACHE AND AN OLD TOOTHBRUSH            and much more…….

For those that want to paint along, I can send you the sketch by e-mail

E-MAIL ME FOR A COPY

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If you havn’t done so already, please subscribe to my YouTube channel  CLICK THIS LINK TO SUBSCRIBE NOW  Clicking on the bell icon there will send you reminders of upcoming ‘stuff’ from me including new video’s and live feeds.

Incidentally if you can’t watch LIVE the resulting videos will be archived to my channel so you can watch them at your convenience. I also have a live streams by Martin Stephenson dedicated facebook page, where members can post their own paintings of upcoming subjects. If you have any suggestions for future subjects please let me know on there, or in the Comments or Chat on YouTube.

Anyway enough of my waffle, both Sarah and I hope to meet you all (virtually anyway) every Sunday.

Who knows we may even meet one day in person, maybe at one of my workshops, or painting holidays in Sozopol, Bulgaria.

Happy Painting

Martin and Sarah

White Boat Studio, Sozopol Bulgaria

 

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LIVE STREAMING LESSONS STARTING SOON
Be part of  my live streams with me Martin Stephenson

Once the busy Summer Season of teaching finishes in October, I will be streaming live on Youtube every week. The day and time are still to be confirmed, but likely to be at the weekends.

These live streams will include about 60-90 minutes tutorial on the most popular Watercolour Techniques and Tips filmed at the White Boat Studio in Sozopol, Bulgaria. Unscripted and un-rehearsed you will be able to watch me painting live ‘warts and all’ and ask questions during the live transmission using the chat feature.

Prior to my lessons starting you can even ask me to paint your favourite subject. The only thing I won’t be painting is portraits. To request a particular subject just either fill in the contact form at the bottom or send me an e-mail to artstevo@gmail.com or whiteboatstudio@gmail.com

If you have seen my other YouTube tutorials, you will know that my way of teaching is simple, straightforward and fun. If you are a complete beginner to watercolour painting, or are a more experienced painter, then this is the place for you.

I don’t subscribe to all the silly rules usually connected with this wonderful medium. Instead you will be encouraged to spread your own artistic wings, and develop your own painting journey. For sure there are some basic things you need to master, and these will come only with practise, but my own attitude that ‘anyone can paint’ is reflected in my students rapid progress and understanding.

If you need a list of supplies so you can paint along just let me know, and I’ll email you a PDF.

My own experience teaching over many years, during my various Art Clubs, Art Holidays and Workshops is testament to this attitude of keeping things simple, and my many students endorsements on my other blog on here should give you the encouragement to subscribe and get involved.

During my past live demonstrations things don’t always go to plan, but my lack of fear of failure should ensure that these live feeds will be unpredictable but also great fun.

They will be based on my successful e-book ‘Watercolours for Beginners’ which is free to anyone that requests it.    The complete book (20 lessons and 157 pages) features full colour graphics, and is jam packed with everything you need to know on the subject. For skim readers it even has those ‘lighbulb’ moments that shouldn’t be overlooked.

You can download my book, prior to my live lessons by filling in the contact form below. Or read about it on another blog here Just like my book, if you expect to find instruction on Colour Theory, Perspective or all the other boring stuff then this definitely will NOT be the place for you.

As my live streams develop, you will be able to receive updates and sketches in advance, post your own paintings and get critique and feedback from me. I have just launched a brand new facebook group called Paint Buddy to do just that.

During the last few months, I have been testing new equipment and software to ensure that the experience will be of the highest quality. This includes studio quality sound and HD Cameras. The lessons will be filmed live at the studio in Sozopol or in my studio at home in rural Bulgaria where the occasional sound of livestock, or storks chattering should be the only distractions.

Some of my new ‘Toys’ !

In the coming weeks I will do the odd test using all my social media platforms, so you may see me pop up somewhere.  You can me in all the usual places on the interweb, so just search for Martin Stephenson, Stevo or Artstevo.

If you would prefer private tuition using skype, just let me know my skye name is Martin Stephenson

If you add me to your skype we can chat about what you have in mind, and I can give you the prices.

Maybe you will attend one of my popular Year Round Workshops and Painting Holidays here in beautiful Sozopol, Bulgaria. Or maybe we will meet in Greece or in Asia. If you subscribe to my blog you will be able to keep up with all the News and my whereabouts. We at the White Boat Studio also invite Guest Artists and their students, so if you belong to an art club or society, or are a teacher, please contact me using the form at the bottom.

My live streams will start with Watercolour Painting, but I am also a Mixed Media Artist (funds allowing, the subject of my next book), so who knows how it will develop Acrylics, Pen and Ink, Pastels, Decoupage perhaps. As my own journey continues hopefully so will yours. Another feature of these live demonstrations is that they are automatically saved to my YouTube channel, so even if the time zone isn’t convenient for you, you can still watch the recordings at a time to suit you. Whilst initially aimed at the UK GMT time zone (we are 2 hours ahead here in Eastern Europe) I am open to suggestions of timings to suit my audience, so get in touch with your suggestions.

One thing is for sure it will be a great journey together. Through my painting, and my teaching I have met many wonderful people from around the World, both face to face and virtually, and I am confident that my live lessons will be very popular.

So click on the YouTube link below

and subscribe today to join my new Worldwide Painting Community

I look forward to meeting you soon

Martin Stephenson

And finally even though
all my live streams
and my e-book will
ALWAYS BE FREE

There are costs involved, so apart from buying my paintings, which I ship Worldwide,  if anyone would like to either donate money (however small) or become a Patron you can do so in the following ways:-

To make a one off payment you can do this securely to my paypal account artstevo@gmail.com by clicking on the paypal link above.

Alternatively you can become a regular supporter using

This word document contains ways to contribute, make a donation and to download my book so just download the word document below where it says links, to read more.

Links for donations and to get my book

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