No Excuses Watercolor Painting Animals DVD

Nature-loving artists will love Gina's newest watercolor painting tutorial focusing on animals. In this video, she demonstrates her methods from start-to-finish as she paints a grizzly bear and a blue heron.

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Paint Wild and Wonderful Watercolor Animals!

Learn to paint furry and feathered friends in No Excuses Watercolor Painting Animals! In this workshop intensive, mixed-media watercolorist Gina Rossi Armfield will show you how to create two beautiful, expressive paintings—a great blue heron and a grizzly bear—from the beginning sketch to the final details. Start by turning a loose gesture drawing into a refined contour drawing. Then join Gina as she paints the lightest colors to the darkest darks, and gives you her tips for give the impression of fur and feathers. Add variety and depth to your paintings by creating textured backgrounds, shadows and more using watercolor and other water-soluble media. Give life to your favorite animals today!

This workshop includes:

  • Lessons about drawing animal eyes, beaks and noses
  • Techniques for giving texture to feathers and fur
  • 150 minutes of in-depth watercolor instruction

In this preview you’ll get a peek at the grizzly bear in the beginning stages, and the heron near the finishing touches!

About the Artist

Gina Rossi Armfield is a painter, photographer, wife and mother. She lives in Southern California with her husband, Mark, two sons, Grayson and Payton, and a herd of furry critters. Gina started painting when she was six years old and was lucky enough to find many mentors along the way who encouraged her to pursue her talents. She grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, and in addition to painting, spent most of her time riding and showing horses. A passion for the four-leggeds endures to this day and can be seen in much of her work. Gina received her degrees in fine art and education. She has taught people of all ages and continues to enrich her life by sharing her gifts with others.

Gina is the author of No Excuses Art Journaling (North Light, 2013), No Excuses Watercolor (North Light, 2015), No Excuses Watercolor Animals (North Light, 2016) and host of two North Light mixed-media instructional videos: Art Journaling With Gina Rossi Armfield: The No Excuses Approach to Drawing and Watercolor, and Art Journaling With Gina Rossi Armfield: The No Excuses Approach to Mixed-Media Collage. Gina can be found teaching around the country and through her online eCourses. You can find her on her website

Materials List


  • 140-lb. cold press watercolor paper- Gina prefers Fabriano or Arches


  • Caran D’Ache NeoColor II crayons
  • Faber Castell watercolor pencils
  • Stabilo Marks All pencil- black
  • Watercolor paint
  • White gel pen


  • Eraser
  • Fine line bottle filled with masking fluid
  • Fine mist sprayer
  • Hair dryer
  • Liquid frisket
  • Magnifying glass
  • Mechanical pencils with .03 lead
  • Molotow masking marker
  • Paper towels
  • Pencil sharpener
  • Reference images
  • Rubber eraser pickup
  • Ruler
  • Sponge
  • Table salt
  • Water container
  • Watercolor paint brushes- round #3, #4, #6
  • Watercolor palette
Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU R2075
Product Type DVD
Runtime 150 minutes
ISBN 13 9781440348570
Author/Designer Gina Rossi Armfield
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