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  • Michael James Smith TV

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    Learn to paint with Michael. Instant access to all Michael's exclusive video tutorials.

    Each tutorial comes with a list of recommended brushes and paint colours, as well as a downloadable reference photo and a sketching guide to get you started with each new subject.

  • How to Paint a Coastal Scene

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    This dramatic beach scene with its moody sky and sunlit foreground has everything needed to make it a very attractive painting, without the need for a great variety of content. The smoothness of elements within the majority of the painting make this an ideal p...

  • How to paint a Puddle

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    I took this photograph last summer while holidaying in Wharfedale, Derbyshire. Thirteen years earlier I proposed to my wife at the Inn not more than two hundred yards from this spot.

    I’m always on the lookout for a simple subject that will be more appropriate...

  • Winter in Austria

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    I’ve been asked to do a tutorial on pine trees and mountains a lot over the last year but until now I’d not found any scenes that I felt inspired by. Thankfully this scene has both of those elements which work well together giving the viewer a great compositio...

  • How to Paint a Simple Landscape

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    This is a scene that reminds me of my early years as a professional artist and it’s very typical of the type of subject matter that I was looking for at that time. It’s an uncomplicated scene in both colour and technique, but there’s enough in it to be an attr...

  • How to Paint Water

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    One of the most difficult elements in a landscape to paint is water. For this tutorial, I spent a lot of time looking for just the right spot at my local river where there was an appropriate amount of surface movement, reflection and interest to test artists o...

  • How to Paint a Mountain

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    As with many of my tutorials, the decision to paint a subject has been a request from either one of our art school students or YouTube subscribers. The subject of this lesson is the result of so many requests, from direct emails to social media comments, acros...