Oil Painting Lesson - Wilson Bickford - Waterfall

September 8, 2008 - 7:22 am

Quite like Wilson’s stuff:

Here is a lesson in oil painting techniques for waterfalls and moving water. Please toggle to full screen for maximum detail. 

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25 Responses to “Oil Painting Lesson - Wilson Bickford - Waterfall”

  1. koohkoo7 Says:

    thanks you have …
    thanks you have help me alot

  2. wilsonbickford Says:

    The fan brush works …
    The fan brush works ideally for this waterfall technique, but you can also use a stiff bristle flat brush. Coarse bristles are the key. Also, when painting the rushing water of the falls, use just the ends of the bristles straight into the canvas. Do not angle the brush handle downward or lay the brush flat.

  3. koohkoo7 Says:

    could you tell me …
    could you tell me what brush i can use instead
    of the fan brush

  4. wilsonbickford Says:

    I’m glad to have …
    I’m glad to have inspired you. Please check out my website.

  5. nowhereEnvironment Says:

    Thank you,.. makes …
    Thank you,.. makes me want to learn painting now.. GREAT

  6. wilsonbickford Says:

    What I use is a …
    What I use is a small plastic pail with a “cleaning screen” in the bottom. These types of item are available at most art/craft stores. The can is filled to a level of about one inch above the top surface of the screen with odorles mineral spirits. ( paint thinner )
    You simply scrub your brush against the grid to loosen the paint, which will eventually settle through the screen to the pail bottom.
    Then wipe the brush dry with a paper towel.

  7. koohkoo7 Says:

    when i use the fan …
    when i use the fan brush how would i clean the brush?

  8. wilsonbickford Says:

    Though I’ve never …
    Though I’ve never used latex paint for my work, I’ve seen other artists use it for large wall murals. I would recommend “Artist” paint, however. Get a “student grade” which is much more inexpensive. Perhaps you be interested in my full-length Dvd’s. You’ll find info regarding them on my website.
    Thanks,
    Wilson Bickford

  9. letzly Says:

    i’ve been watching …
    i’ve been watching your videos about painting and i love it, its just awesome.. your painting encourages me to try it.. i appreciate art now and im interested about doing it, can you teach me how? as a beginner.. can latex paint work on paintings?

  10. letzly Says:

    i’ve been watching …
    i’ve been watching your videos about painting and i love it, its just awesome.. your painting encourages me to try it.. i appreciate art now and im interested about doing it, can you teach me how? as a beginner.. can latex paint work on paintings?

  11. wilsonbickford Says:

    Thanks. I’ve had a …
    Thanks. I’ve had a lot of very positive feedback on these lessons. I’m glad everyone is getting use out of them.

  12. NiekoXW Says:

    With out a doubt i …
    With out a doubt i agree with iamben24. Haven’t enjoyed a tutorial like that since Bob Ross back in the day….

  13. wilsonbickford Says:

    Thank you, I’m glad …
    Thank you, I’m glad you enjoyed it.

  14. iamben24 Says:

    by far the most …
    by far the most informative tutorial in
    youtube on painting…………………
    keep up the good work
    i admire ur way of teaching:)

  15. wilsonbickford Says:

    I’m glad you …
    I’m glad you enjoyed the lessons. The Magic Clear medium is available through Alexander Art 1(800)896-4630. Another one to try would be Bob Ross Liquid Clear, although I don’t like that brand and never use it, personally. It’s too “sticky”. Having said that, there are dozens of “clear” oil painting mediums on the market, right at your local art supply store.
    “Liquin” is a great one. All that’s needed is something to lightly lubricate the canvas to facilitate the application of the oil paints.

  16. dragonflydaze5 Says:

    First off - I love …
    First off - I love your videos. And so far I’ve made all the mistakes that you said beginners often make :) I just started oil painting not too long ago and I’ve never heard of this magic clear medium. I’m thinking this waterfall technique won’t work without it. Is there a substitute I can use?

  17. wilsonbickford Says:

    No, I use “odorless …
    No, I use “odorless mineral spirits”. Turpentine is very noxious and I never use it.
    Mineral spirits ( paint thinner ) make a great brush cleaning fluid, as well.
    This thinning method works great for a Wet-on Wet technique, but if you are working in stages and coming back to work on a painting when it’s dry, you should use a medium which contains some “oil” in it. Such as Linseed oil, or any of the commercial mediums. It make for better adhesion of the paint layers.

  18. JacapoSaladin Says:

    When you say ” …
    When you say “thinner”, do you mean straight turpentine, or a linseed oil/thinner mix? thanks

  19. wilsonbickford Says:

    Thank you for such …
    Thank you for such a positive remark. I hope you find all of my lessons helpful. Painting is something EVERYONE should try because EVERYONE really can do it!

  20. JacapoSaladin Says:

    Probably one of the …
    Probably one of the most informative lessons on youtube. keep up the good work!

  21. Lillybossanova Says:

    Great thanks for …
    Great thanks for the tips!

  22. daromaclub Says:

    thank you for the …
    thank you for the lesson … 5/5 stars :) , and i hope you viit my channel and my website . Bye bye

  23. wilsonbickford Says:

    I’m glad you …
    I’m glad you enjoyed the lessons. I do plan on adding more clips at some point in the future. Please check out my website.

    Wilson Bickford

  24. karenjark Says:

    thank u for …
    thank u for uploading ur videos i love it alot all 4 of them it can realy help me alot im a bigenner in art..thnx for showing the wrong way that we might do..its so amazing how u did the splash of the water falls..hope u can teach us more..thank you

  25. wilsonbickford Says:

    Hi Beth,
    You have …

    Hi Beth,
    You have no idea how many times scenes like this HAVE been class projects. lol
    I’ve done a million of ‘em. They’re always popular subject matter though, and you can design them so many different ways, they never really become boring.
    Wilson

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