Keiko Tanabe

Keiko Tanabe: Storytelling with Watercolor


Format
Video Length: 2 Hours 7 Minutes



In this workshop-style video, paint right along with Keiko as she shows you how to choose what’s important for your paintings, what to leave out, and when to imply objects rather than detailing them in.

Picture this… you clear a whole day on your schedule just for painting. After what seems like forever, that glorious day finally arrives. With excited anticipation and a desire to create something amazing, you set everything up and get right to it. 

And then it happens… you stress and struggle about every little detail: what to include, what not to include, is that even the right color? Should this flower be taking an hour? Is that part dry yet? When is this thing going to be done? 

At the end of what you thought would be the best day ever, you step back, take a hard look at your intended masterpiece, and only see a painting that is flat and lifeless.  

Don’t worry. We’ve all been there and it’s not your fault. You just haven’t yet learned what really talented artists already know:

  • How to use every second of time to productively progress through a painting….
  • and
  • How NOT to get stuck in unnecessary details so you can get to the heart of your painting quickly and efficiently

 

Welcome to Storytelling with Watercolor with artist, Keiko Tanabe. 

Let go of agonizing over every brushstroke and discover faster ways to incorporate details like flowers, grasses, and trees. Get really strategic about edges so that you can take full advantage of wet-into-wet opportunities. Know when to step back from your painting and call it finished. 

By utilizing Keiko’s methods, you’ll soon be creating gorgeous paintings that invite viewers in, leading them through a natural rhythm, allowing them to take in everything that is there and all that is only implied. 

Your paintings will have a loose and vibrant look and feel to them and you’ll delight in the satisfaction of finishing more higher-quality paintings — and more quickly — than you ever have.

Stop spending your precious paint time feeling frustrated and dissatisfied with your work. Add Storytelling with Watercolor with Keiko Tanabe to your resource library today and, soon, you’ll be applying her proven techniques that’ll allow you to tell your stories, your way, in your own beautiful paintings. 

 

Techniques to Take With You!

  • Complete two start-to-finish watercolor paintings
  • Paint outdoors (en plein air)
  • How to create a strong center of interest
  • How to create movement in trees
  • How to use texture effects for flowers and dirt
  • Tips on how to save and create lights
  • Brushwork for painting wet-into-wet and drybrush
  • Edge control — how to plan for hard and soft edges
  • How to add elements to create depth in your painting
  • What to add and what to take out to create a stronger painting

 

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Pat Piechocki
Kieko Tanabe - Storytelling DVD

It was a good DVD - wished it had more of the detail that the artist finished up with - when the painting was almost finished - it cut away quickly then came back with more painting done that was not shown in the video She is a very excellent artist and happy I purchased the DVD.

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Rob Reid
Keiko krushes it

Keiko's new video is very informative and easy to follow, it will not disappoint.

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J David Quilter
How to communicate with a brush

Keiko is very patient as she goes through her painting technique. She is easy to follow and brings together a good understanding of how to enhance light and brighten the area she wants the viewer to focus on. She has excellent composition and brings colors together in very subtle ways. I think this is a great video

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J David Quilter
How to communicate with a brush

Keiko is very patient as she goes through her painting technique. She is easy to follow and brings together a good understanding of how to enhance light and brighten the area she wants the viewer to focus on. She has excellent composition and brings colors together in very subtle ways. I think this is a great video

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Agnes Gatiniol
Art Magic!

Keiko Tanabe is an extremely talented watercolour artist who conducts her demos in a clear and efficient way. In her video Storytelling in Watercolor, she conducts two demos, sharing her painting process from A to Z. I love her way with watercolor, from the kind of brushes she uses to her way with those brushes and the colors that she chooses. Each demo is very well filmed and there is a lot to learn from this wonderful artist!