VIEW-Barry Herniman

VIEW with Barry Herniman

``Greens without a single green`` in Watercolor

Class Information

Come and join me as we paint this lovely sunlit scene along a quiet British canal with all its glorious summer foliage. We will be painting all this verdant greenery without a single green in our palette by mixing our own colour combinations to produce a vibrant watercolour.
Don’t be put off by the old adage ‘watercolours are difficult’, you just need to plan ahead and keep your colours clean…and don’t overmix!

So why not join me and get to grips with watercolour …it really can be Fun !

I will guide you through each stage of the painting in bite sized chunks so that you can build up the picture with confidence and have a finished painting at the end of the sessions.”

The class is live and interactive on ZOOM

Dates: June 29 & 30 from 9am-noonPacific Time 

Level:  Intermediate to Advanced

Participants: Max 16

Medium: Watercolor

Price: $178 for 6 hours. If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only. Book the class and email us to let us know you won’t attend.

Class Format

  • A host from the VIEW Academy will facilitate the meeting, admitting you if you connect late, helping you with technical problems, etc…
  • The V.I.E.W. workshop is live, interactive and hands-on
  • Barry will demonstrate step by step,  breaking up the process in manageable steps, giving you time to paint during the live session
  • You will be able to ask questions directly to Barry
  • You will be able to show your work to Barry to get personal feedback and critique
  • You will enjoy interactivity with fellow participants
  • You can keep the recordings of the class forever.

What you will learn in this Class

  1. Get to grips with this wonderfully fluid and transparent medium.
  2. Watch all your colours mix and merge on the paper producing untold colour combinations as if by magic.
  3. Build a lovely, translucent washes to produce a painting with light and vitality.
  4. By not overmixing, the spectre of mixing MUD will be a thing of the past.
  5. And first and foremost your painting experience must be FUN !

Biography-Barry Herniman

“I am a full time artist and have been painting landscapes and seascapes for many years both in the studio and ‘en plein air’ with my trusty sketchbooks.My favourite medium is watercolour, its immediacy and transparency is hard to beat and I never tire of watching the colours mix and mingle on the paper. There can be few things more challenging and exciting than painting and sketching in front of my chosen subjects whether it be in the heart of the country, perched on a coastal cliff or in a busy city. I have been tutoring for over 20 years but still get a buzz from watching students produce their own exciting works of art.

I travel extensively both at home and abroad doing demonstrations, tutoring workshops and painting holidays.

I write regular articles for the Artist magazine and have designed and produced my own lightweight ‘Cloverleaf Paintbox’ which is on sale worldwide”.

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Samples of Barry Herniman's Art

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Testimonials from our VIEWers

“Barry is high energy and very funny. His enthusiasm for painting is right out there, and he makes his students feel excited as well about tackling the subject at hand. Barry is a great sketcher and emphasizes all the important concepts of composition, values, warms and cools. The thing that I like about his painting is his direct and vibrant use of colour. He works fast, so it gives you little time to worry or fuss, but I am always surprised at the end of what I have done.”

Evelyn C.

“Love, love love your online classes! I’ve done two so far and have really enjoyed both.  I feel my work has improved a lot thanks to your online workshops.

You do the BEST job of these workshops. I love the pace, and the instructors are all so willing to stop and help students!” 

Arlette T.

“Jackie, the courses and quality of instructors you have cultivated through French Escapade V.I.E.W. is world-class. Jackie, you do such a great job hosting the program — you are on top of your game with production quality, responsiveness with quick replay links, and also announcing upcoming events to students. A side benefit is your fun, wickedly sharp and entertaining sense of humor. Keep up the great work. I’m not surprised that V.I.E.W. is expanding and doing so well.”

Sandy G.

The Price of US $ 178 for 6 hours includes:

  • Documents to help prepare for the class
  • Personal feedback during the class
  • The recording of all sessions for you to keep forever
  • The access to our VIEW Facebook page so you can share and communciate with the VIEW Academy community of artists and teachers.
  • If you can’t attend, you can buy the recording only.
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