A few years ago, Stephen Quiller did two productions in his home environment of the mountains of Colorado. The results: two DVDs, both more than 2½ hours in length, packed with information.
#1 - Mastering Color and the Plein Air Experience - A Workshop with Stephen Quiller (on-location)
This program presents the complete package of how I develop my approach for on-location painting. Topics covered include: a presentation of the 12-color palette, principles of color, how to work with color families and their opposites to obtain maximum luminosity of hue, granulation, and lifting. Also discussed are greys and near-greys, darks and blacks, how they are mixed and how they best can be used in painting.The workshop demonstrates transparent watercolor, and how opaques can be used to add impact.
A complete on-location demonstration including setup, drawing, and composition lesson, to completed painting finishes the production.
#2 - Complete Water Media - A Workshop with Stephen Quiller
Water media is a term describing any medium using water to thin or dilute the paint—including watercolor, gouache, acrylic and casein. The purpose of this program is to give the viewer a solid foundation in each of these water media and how they work in combination. I completely demonstrate through example and discuss each of these water media and their visual qualities and handling characteristics when used transparent, translucent and opaque. Then I discuss and demonstrate different water media combinations. Finally, I show a gallery of my paintings and talk of the work along with the media used and why it is used.
From Famous Printer Films by Jack Richeson