This is the DVD version. You can also get the digital download at Gumroad
New-York-Times bestselling author James Gurney takes the viewer on six outdoor painting adventures using opaque watercolor or gouache. Each episode demonstrates a different approach to the versatile medium. The artist documents each plein-air study from start to finish, sharing closeup “driver’s seat” views of the painting, palette, and motif.
Through both location commentary and recorded voiceover, Gurney carefully explains the thinking behind the technique. Gurney walks the viewer through his complete sketching kit and demonstrates the unique properties of gouache, plus ways to combine it with other media.
Gouache was Gurney’s first painting medium, and has remained a favorite throughout his career. James Gurney is the author and illustrator of Dinotopia: A Land Apart from Time and The Artist’s Guide to Sketching. He wrote Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn’t Exist and Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter, both of which grew out of his popular daily art blog GurneyJourney.
"I so enjoyed my copy of James Gurney's Gouache in the Wild! The practical painting knowledge is intensely useful and the insight he offers about his subjects makes you feel that you haven't lived until you've captured your experiences in paint!”
—Nathan Fowkes, concept artist and professor at LAAFA
“James Gurney has put together another wonderful video for beginning student and seasoned professional alike, packed with information and insights. This time he takes on the rarely discussed medium of gouache, handling it with both precision and abandon, taking the mystery and apprehension out of it. As always he offers useful tips with humor and excitement, sharing his experiences with both the medium and the pitfalls and enjoyment of painting outdoors. This video may bring an entirely new audience to the medium. Now we will have to learn how to spell gouache.”
—Dennis Nolan, Professor Hartford Art School
72 minutes running time. (Widescreen HD)
The DVD version includes a signed card and a free 5 x 7" print. If you prefer the digital version, you can download or stream the video at Gumroad