Bill Davidson

Bill Davidson: Painting Simplified


Video Length: 7 Hours
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Here’s just a bit of what you’ll get in this video:

  • Use your intuition and just see what you get!
  • Transfer energy from your mind to your canvas
  • Point to your focal point … without a big arrow that says “Look Here”!
  • Lively shadows … a MUST for every artist
  • A little risk goes a long way — Bill shows you!
  • Is representational really abstract? (Bill explains!)
  • The ONE thing that allowed Bill to double his sales in a year — don’t miss this!
  • Bill’s 3-step method to build character and depth (yes, it’s that simple!)
  • How your mental state determines the quality of your paintings (you’ll wish you’d known this a long time ago!)
  • The #1 thing you MUST possess in order to be successful
  • And much, much more...

Highly accomplished artists, whether hobbyists or pros, never stop learning and growing. They know the secret to success is to learn more, do more, and take a few daring risks along the way! They also know that keeping things simple actually leads to higher-quality paintings and brings more enthusiasm and joy into the mix!

For you to build solid momentum with your art, it’s critical you learn from a seasoned artist and instructor who can help you build skill upon skill.

Having taught over 150 workshops, former trial attorney and now professional artist Bill Davidson has what you’re looking for — the ability to meet you where you are and help you add to the skills you already have.

Not only is Bill Davidson a highly talented artist who has received many awards for his work, he’s a well-seasoned and engaging instructor who holds nothing back. He’s a colorful presenter, giving you great information in a highly entertaining way, making the learning fun and very memorable.

As you watch this video, you’ll be amazed at Bill’s ability to clearly communicate in a simple, well-organized manner, all while conducting a full painting demonstration for you.

One of your big takeaways from this video will be that you can succeed with your painting as long as you’re passionate about what you do. The best way to keep that passion alive is to build your skills and challenge yourself to make each painting better than the last.

This video is for everyone! Bill starts by covering the basics of painting principles and design — a powerful lesson for newer painters and a good refresher for more seasoned artists.

Once the foundation is built, he’ll help you build your skills step-by-step, adding to what you already know so you steadily progress and avoid the pitfall of doing the same old thing in every painting.

Follow along with Bill, and soon you’ll find yourself painting more quickly and directly, allowing the process to go faster and much more smoothly — just imagine how it will feel when you’re not stopping frequently to overanalyze and second-guess yourself!

With your refreshed enthusiasm, you’ll be incorporating these new skills into your very next project, creating paintings that allow your excitement to show through. Your viewers and buyers will engage more deeply because they’ll feel the energy you’ve captured in your paintings.

Chapter Outline:

  1. Introduction & Inspiration
  2. Design
  3. Materials
  4. Tonal Wash
  5. Color Wash
  6. Focal Point
  7. Work From Top to Bottom
  8. Develop the Painting
  9. Move to the Finish
  10. Finish the Painting


  1. Editing Your Composition
  2. Interview with the artist conducted by B. Eric Rhoads
  3. Digital Gallery of some of Bill’s finest artwork


Customer Reviews

Based on 14 reviews
Marion Putzel
Excellent teacher

Mr. Davidson will keep you interested for the seven hours the video runs. I've watched it three or four times and hear something new every time. He's a fine painter and makes you want to visit the places he paints. He has an engaging, laid back manner that makes his teaching easy to follow and really fun. I would recommend buying this video, it lives up to the title, Painting Simplified.

Cindy Clancy
Painting simplified Video review

I am only half way through the first DVD and I am so inspired and amazed! Bill is an energetic teacher and does such a fabulous job of explaining his process. I can't even begin to tell you how fabulous this video is. And his first two videos are just as fabulous! Don't hesitate to buy his videos! Well worth the money! Thanks again Bill for sharing your talent and experience !!!

Great video!

I have never seen a video that was so packed full of teaching, anecdotes, and tips. Bill is so enthusiastic about painting and freely offers up everything he knows (at least I think he does). I've purchased all three of Bill's videos but this one stands above the others. Good quality filming and editing, lots of great teaching, little tips that you might not catch on first viewing, critiques of his works, and more. I can honestly say his palette and teachings have improved my paintings.

Regina Richardson
Bill has genuine desire to help us UNDERSTAND the painting process

I purchased this video on the pre-order, before it was even released - It is phenomenal! I love that Bill takes you through the WHOLE process, including the myriad of decisions that are made along the way (all this with a great sense of humor). His videos are far beyond the typical recording of a "demo" - he has genuine desire to help us UNDERSTAND. He KNOWS what it is like to be the learner and has infused his teaching with all the content and methods he wishes he had while learning. Another fantastic benefit (for me anyway) is he makes several simple, but effective arguments for showing up at the easel (my biggest roadblock). It gives me hope when he divulges things like being the "world's worst" beginning painter, yet only having been at this painting thing for about a dozen years and turning out such gorgeous works!

Deborah Fransen

I just want to thank you again for taking the time to develop your videos. They are so helpful and informative. Hoping to take one of your workshops after I get a bit more experience at the easel!