Monday, February 22, 2010

Artgraphica - Nicholas Simmons Online Tutorials


Artgraphica.net is a website dedicated to art instruction in many forms, across a wide range of styles and mediums. A few articles I published about five years ago on another website were recently added to the watercolor section:

Painting Large in Watercolor: Faded Glory

Watercolor Life-Sized: Tarantella

Watercolor Batik: Koi

The articles are quite detailed and include many photographs. The koi demonstration is an abbreviated version of what is covered in even more detail in my Innovative Watermedia DVD from Creative Catalyst Productions.

Thank you to Gavin in the UK for providing this valuable online resource, and for putting it all together in such a beautifully-designed site!

12 comments:

jane minter said...

thanks nick so much for sharing this link ... your tutorials are so direct and down to earth explaining your approach and feelings ..really glad to have found your blog

debwardart said...

Thank you for your giving nature and sharing this link.

Micah said...

Thnx so much for posting this site Nick! Saved me more searching today :)

Julie Broom said...

Thanks for sharing these brilliant tutorials, I found them very inspiring and informative without being too prescriptive. You've certainly given me a few ideas to experimant and have fun with.

Nancy Goldman said...

Thanks for posting these tutorials Nick. I can't wait to try your techniques.

joel said...

i enjoyed the story about your "Ode to Black". Had not seen that story before. bery amusing. the colour jewels in "Faded Glory" are things of beauty in and of themselves...

Nick said...

Jane - those were written a while back, I haven't read them in recent yrs because I know I'd want to change a lot of things! If you get something from them, it's worth the pain. :)

Deb - I never keep any "secrets" and have found that the more I give the more I get back

Micah - you need to write a tutorial on painting that sky!

Julie - I appreciate the good words. The inept moderators on the site where I originally posted them did a good job of burying them...thank Gavin at Artgrahpica for taking the time to dig them up and post.

Nancy - protect the studio, get out the foul weather gear! heheh

Joel - true story! That artist probably still has it in for me! :)

Susan Liles said...

Thanks for the link, very detailed. Thanks for sharing your many years of acquired knowledge.

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Great link! I remember the Koi tutorial from wet canvas. My first encounter with Nick Simmons art! I find your generosity of painting info and your time is impressive as well as inspiring as is your body of work.

Catherine said...

This is great, I am going to visit this website right now !
Thank you for sharing Nick !

Nick said...

Susan - not that much knowledge, but maybe figuring out how to get the most from what I DO know

Tonya - I didn't know you were also on that site, don't recall that. I got the heck out of there, it became an embarrassment just logging in! All the cool people were banned or quit anyway, no great loss. As always, thanks for stopping by!

Catherine - nothing like the tutorials you do - like a complete painting in 8 strokes. That was amazing!!!! Still keeping my fingers crossed for the Tour this summer. :)

June Conte- Pryor said...

Hi Nick ! Just seeing this . So exciting! You are a Born teacher, like it or not .
I thought it was Sensational and Extraordinary when I saw it awhile back and ...well,still think it is " Smokin " !!!
Luv , June