VIEW-Gourav-Dutta

VIEW with Gourav Dutta in Watercolor: ``Luminous Odyssey``

Painting Frozen Hallstatt: In this workshop, Gourav will show several of his techniques to achieve depth, color harmony and contrast in a painting.

Class Information

The class is live and interactive on ZOOM

Dates:  Jan 13 &  14: from 9am-noon Pacific time (US & Canada) + one hour oriention on Jan 12 at 9am Pacific time (US & Canada) (to go over how to apply masking fluid).

Level: High beginners & Intermediate 

Participants: Max 20

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
  • Gourav 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 Gourav
  • You will be able to show your work to Gourav to get personal feedback and critique
  • You will enjoy interactivity with fellow participants
  • You can keep the recordings of the class forever.

Sample of Gourav Work

What you will learn in this Class

  1. The most simple yet important techniques for composition of a photograph or painting in general.
  2. Simple mathematical calculations that help in composition.
  3. How to create depth in a watercolour painting.
  4. How colour harmony and contrast affects the overall painting.
  5. How to minimise distractions in a painting.
  6. How to build a watercolour painting with layers

Biography-Gourav Dutta


Gourav Dutta is a young artist working within realism and hyperrealism, mainly in watercolours.

Gourav is a rising star from India and is a self-taught artist. His detailed observation of his surroundings made him love realism. His paintings evoke emotional responses from their observers.

“I’m a big fan of contemporary realism and new age hyperrealism genres and love to interpret daily life as it is without any adulteration, through my watercolour paintings and sketches. For me, hyperrealism does not mean copying a photograph but creating something that a photograph can never capture. A good realistic painting is always beyond any photograph! I mainly use watercolor but sometimes I also do pencil sketches, oils, acrylics and also sculpting”.

Gourav has already received many state, national and even international awards from the International Watercolor Society.

In 2019, he started participating in international contests and started to teach workshops.

His works can be found in private collections not only in India but also abroad.

You are witnessing the beginning of an international artist’s career which makes this workshop a very special one!

Samples of Gourav Dutta's Art

Click on any picture to enlarge.

Watch this short video of Gourav teaching the best way to compose a painting

The Price of US $178 for 7 hours includes:

  • Documents to help prepare for the class
  • Personal feedback during the class
  • More feedback by email in-between the 2 sessions and after 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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