Stephen Quiller

Stephen Quiller: Water Media En Plein Air


Video Length: 8 Hours

This video focuses on painting en plein air.

The first disc begins with four finished painting chapters from the high country of Colorado. The painting subjects include: a “birds eye” view of a silver miner, a beaver dam during spring runoff, aspen patterns in morning light, and mountain patterns and pond reflections in a high mountain valley. This is followed by a bonus chapter on tips and materials for painting en plein air.

 The second disc includes four painting chapters from northern New Mexico. The painting subjects include: a church in a small village on a windy day, the adobe home of Irving Couse, (one of the founding painters of the Taos Society of Artists) in the later afternoon, a soft, snowy, spring day capturing crabapple blossoms and the sunny high desert vista of northern New Mexico mountains, juniper in pinon trees, chamisa and sage. Lastly there is bonus material: Digging Deeper: Southwestern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. This series is meant to inspire and educate all painters who are interested in painting en plein air.



  • -Disc 1 Introduction (Colorado)
  • Chapter 1: View of the Commodore Mine
  • Chapter 2: Cathedral Woods
  • Chapter 3: Spring Runoff by Allen's Crossing
  • Chapter 4: Pond at the La Garita
  • Bonus Material: Tips and Materials for Painting En Plein Air



  • - Disc 2 Introduction (New Mexico)
  • Chapter 5: Windy Day, Church at Ortiz
  • Chapter 6: Home of Irving Couse
  • Chapter 7: Spring Snow & Crababble Blossoms
  • Chapter 8: View by Ojo
  • Bonus Material: Digging Deeper: Southwestern Colorado
  • Bonus Material: Northern New Mexico