Painting with Wilson Bickford

Painting with Wilson Bickford

Wilson Bickford is a nationally-known artist and instructor, who has been conducting painting workshops for over 20 years. In this series, he paints a variety of different landscapes.

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In the Wee Hours

26:30 | #409 | TV-G

Wilson demonstrates an easy technique used to create a sky full of stars on a warm summer's eve.

New England Light Part 2

27:14 | #408 | TV-G

A lighthouse guards a rocky shoreline on a New England lake. Realistic water and rocks are created.

New England Light Part 1

27:04 | #407 | TV-G

A lighthouse guards a rocky shoreline on a New England lake. Realistic water and rocks are created.

Canada Honkers

25:18 | #406 | TV-G

On a beautiful spring day, a pair of geese fly over a bed of cattails searching for a place to land.

June Afternoon Part 2

26:22 | #405 | TV-G

Armed with just two painting knives and a few select oil paints, Wilson paints a rustic country barn.

June Afternoon Part 1

26:35 | #404 | TV-G

Wilson paints a rustic country barn sitting near a meadow full of summer flowers.

Approaching Storm

26:48 | #403 | TV-G

Wilson shows how to create mood and character while painting an evening summer lightning storm.

Warm Winter Birches - Part 2

25:50 | #402 | TV-G

Wilson demonstrates his easy-to-follow technique of creating realistic birch trees.

Warm Winter Birches - Part 1

26:49 | #401 | TV-G

A soft pink and blue sky lends warmth to snow-covered trees perched on the edge of a frozen pond.

Emperor Penguins, Part 2

26:18 | #313 | TV-G

Wilson adds the finishing details to the background and brings the two Emperor penguins to life.

Emperor Penguins, Part 1

24:31 | #312 | TV-G

Wilson blocks out the Emperor penguins and paints the background of Antarctic ice and water.

Moonlit Beach

25:30 | #311 | TV-G

Wilson uses cool blues and grays to walk down a moonlit beach, as the waves roll softly in and beach grasses sway with the light breeze.

Whitetail Fawn, Part 2

26:11 | #310 | TV-G

Wilson enhances the details to the background and paints the finishing touches on the fawn.

Whitetail Fawn, Part 1

26:03 | #309 | TV-G

Wilson shows how to block out a Whitetail fawn ready to munch on leaves from a low-hanging branch.

Out to Dry

27:09 | #308 | TV-G

It's a sunny summer day, the breeze is blowing, and the wash is being hung out to dry.

Dragonfly, Part 2

25:10 | #307 | TV-G

Wilson crafts the blades of grass and adds colorful details to the dragonfly.

Dragonfly, Part 1

26:10 | #306 | TV-G

Wilson begins this painting by blocking out the dragonfly and blending in the background.

Bird on a Fence, Part 2

26:57 | #305 | TV-G

Wilson puts the finishing touches on the weathered fence and adds detail to the bluebird.

Bird on a Fence, Part 1

25:28 | #304 | TV-G

Wilson shows how to block out the bird and the fence, lays in the background, and begins the fence.

A Nap on the Beach

27:23 | #303 | TV-G

A hammock stretched between two palm trees on a tropical beach is the perfect spot to relax.

Butterflies and Daisies, Part 2

25:14 | #302 | TV-G

Wilson adds the foreground daisies and puts the finishing touches on the Sulphur butterfly.

Butterflies and Daisies, Part 1

26:20 | #301 | TV-G

Wilson paints a beautiful yellow Sulphur butterfly about to land in a field of daisies.

Soaring Eagle, Part 2

29:00 | #213 | TV-G

Wilson demonstrates the techniques needed to paint this majestic symbol of our country.

Soaring Eagle, Part 1

29:00 | #212 | TV-G

An eagle soars above a forest canopy. Wilson masks out the bird and starts the background scene.

Macro Sunflower

29:00 | #211 | TV-G

Wilson pursues a study of a giant sunflower, demonstrating the techniques and colors needed.

Seaside Solitude

29:00 | #210 | TV-G

Waves crash against partially submerged rocks as the sun slowly sets, creating a spectacular sunset.

Out to Pasture, Part 2

25:10 | #209 | TV-G

Wilson finishes the summer scene and details the old truck left to rust in a flowery pasture.

Out to Pasture, Part 1

26:03 | #208 | TV-G

Old cars and trucks have a lot of character. Wilson masks out the truck and starts the background.

Farmland Sunset

26:41 | #207 | TV-G

Wilson demonstrates how to take strong, darker elements and place them against vibrant sky colors.

Canada Goose, Part 2

26:47 | #206 | TV-G

Wilson finishes the background of the painting and shows how to detail bird feathers.

Canada Goose, Part 1

26:24 | #205 | TV-G

Wilson Bickford masks out the goose and starts laying the foundation for the background.

Deep Sea Ballet

26:36 | #204 | TV-G

Wilson Bickford takes a 'deep sea journey' with two whales as seen from the ocean floor.

Silent Night

27:09 | #203 | TV-G

Drawing from his Northern New York roots, Wilson paints a beautiful nighttime snowy landscape.

Birch Forest, Part 2

26:26 | #202 | TV-G

Wilson follows the acrylic underpainting with oil glazes, bringing this sunny birch forest to life.

Birch Forest, Part 1

26:05 | #201 | TV-G

Wilson lays the acrylic underpainting and masks out trees. This foundation is followed by oil glaze.

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