Eight self contained lessons which follow on naturally from the highly popular 'A Brush With Art' using several different watercolour mediums. In each programme, Alwyn finds a subject to paint on location and then, back in his studio, demonstrates some more advanced techniques while completing a picture of the scene visited at the beginning of each programme.
1: Painting The Seasons
Using the same sketch done on location, Alwyn demonstrates how to paint Autumn and shows how both Winter and Spring can be achieved from the one sketch.
2: Small Sketches
Small objects can be just as enjoyable to sketch as larger subjects and can bring back memories of a place just as well as a complete picture.
3: Using Photographs
Sometimes it's not practical to paint a scene on location, but a photograph can provide you with inspiration. Here, Alwyn paints a cruise ship and crowded dock, using a photograph taken on holiday.
4: Painting Skies
Skies offer endless possibilities for painters to try different techniques and colours - dark, stormy skies; bright, sunny skies; cloudy skies and skies at dawn - here he demonstrates a variety of skies.
5: Painting From Imagination
Sitting in his studio on a bright summer's day, Alwyn demonstrates how to paint a snowy winter scene.
6: Creating Atmosphere
Using the same sketch of a beach, Alwyn paints different versions of the scene to demostrate how using different colours and techniques it is possible to create totally different atmospheres.
7: In The Garden
Gardens and flowers are a favourite subject for painters and Alwyn creates a picture using gouache, an opaque water-based paint that his has not used in his programmes before.
8: Painting Landscapes
In this chapter, Alwyn introduces another new medium, acrylic paint, and creates an autumnal landscape to demonstrate the medium's unique qualities.
Format: DVD (Region 0)
Duration: 200 minutes