SEASON FOUR

#401 Warm Winter Birches Part 1
A soft pink and blue sky lends warmth to snow-covered birch trees perched on the edge of a frozen pond. Wilson demonstrates his easy-to-follow technique of creating realistic birch trees.

 

#402 Warm Winter Birches Part 2
A soft pink and blue sky lends warmth to snow-covered birch trees perched on the edge of a frozen pond. Wilson demonstrates his easy-to-follow technique of creating realistic birch trees.

 

#403 Approaching Storm
An evening summer lightning storm has the occupants of a quaint lakeside village hunkered down safely in their well-lit homes. Wilson shows how to create mood and character in a stormy sky.

 

#404 June Afternoon Part 1
Armed with just two painting knives and a few select oil paints, Wilson paints a rustic country barn sitting near a meadow full of summer flowers.

 

#405 June Afternoon Part 2
Armed with just two painting knives and a few select oil paints, Wilson paints a rustic country barn sitting near a meadow full of summer flowers.

 

#406 Canada Honkers
Birds are one of Wilson's favorite subjects to paint. On a beautiful spring day, a pair of Canada geese fly over a bed of cattails, searching for a place to land.

 

#407 New England Light Part 1
It's fall, but the shipping season is still in full swing. A lighthouse guards a rocky shoreline on a New England lake. Wilson demonstrates his Paint Smart, Not Hard technique to create realistic water and rocks.

 

#408 New England Light Part 2
It's fall, but the shipping season is still in full swing. A lighthouse guards a rocky shoreline on a New England lake. Wilson shows his technique to create realistic water and rocks.

 

#409 In The Wee Hours
Late at night on a warm, starry summer's eve, two horses, silhouetted against dramatic clouds, graze in a pasture. Wilson demonstrates an easy technique used to create a sky full of stars.

 

#410 Let's Go Fly A Kite Part 1
It's June, and the meadow is full of flowers of nearly every color. It's a perfect day to fly a kite! Wilson shows how to personalize the child flying the kite to look like the artist's child or grandchild through use of hair color, skin tone, and clothing.

 

#411 Let's Go Fly A Kite Part 2
It's June, and the meadow is full of flowers of nearly every color. It's a perfect day to fly a kite! Wilson shows how to personalize the child flying the kite to look like the artist's child or grandchild through use of hair color, skin tone, and clothing.

 

#412 Chickadee On Birch Part 1
Snow is on the birch tree, but spring is coming and our little chickadee can't wait! Wilson uses his Paint Smart, Not Hard technique to effortlessly create the chickadee and birch tree.

 

#413 Chickadee On Birch Part 2
Snow is on the birch tree, but spring is coming and our little chickadee can't wait! Wilson uses his Paint Smart, Not Hard technique to effortlessly create the chickadee and birch tree.

SEASON FIVE

#501 Foggy Fillies
Two horses graze in a misty morning meadow. Wilson demonstrates his "paint smart, not hard" technique for both beginning and experienced artists.

 

#502 Evening at the Lake Part 1
A vivid pink and purple sky adds drama to a sunset over a tranquil lake, as two fishermen try their luck. In part one, Wilson develops the background, including the clouds and the sun's reflection on the water.

 

#503 Evening at the Lake Part 2

A vivid pink and purple sky adds drama to a sunset over a tranquil lake, as two fishermen try their luck. In part two, Wilson adds the finishing touches, including trees, grasses, and a boat.

 

#504 Home for the Holidays
Christmas is coming, and there's "No Place Like Home For the Holidays!" Wilson paints a winter scene perfect for gift-giving or that personalized Christmas card.

 

#505 Mr. Blue Jay Part 2 
Not all birds fly south for the winter! Mr. Blue Jay is one of Wilson's winter neighbors, enjoying the crisp day while perched on a pine branch. In part one, Wilson creates a beautiful snowy mottled winter backdrop and pine branch.

#506 Mr. Blue Jay Part 2 
Not all birds fly south for the winter! Mr. Blue Jay is one of Wilson's winter neighbors, enjoying the crisp day while perched on a pine branch. In part two, Wilson demonstrates painting the blue-jay.

 

#507 In the Pink (Pink Rose)
Everything's coming up roses! Wilson demonstrates the techniques he uses to paint beautiful pink roses.

 

#508 On the Bank Part 1

A rowboat sits on the shore of a country lake, waiting for the next fishing trip. In part one, Wilson develops the background, including the sky and tranquil lake waters.

 

#509 On the Bank Part 2
A rowboat sits on the shore of a country lake, waiting for the next fishing trip. In part two, Wilson completes the rowboat and adds the finishing touches.

 

#510 Change of Season
It's hard to beat the beautiful autumn colors of New England. Three amber and orange maple leaves have landed in a puddle of water from a recent fall rainstorm.

 

#511 On the Rocks Part 1
If you love the ocean, you'll love this project! As relentless waves hit the rocks near the shore, the spray seems to reach to the sky. In part one, Wilson develops the background, including the sky and the ocean waves.

 

#512 On the Rocks Part 2
If you love the ocean, you'll love this project! As relentless waves hit the rocks near the shore, the spray seems to reach to the sky. In part two, Wilson adds the finishing touches.

 

#513 Wading Elk 
(mentions Blue-Jay and On the Bank)
A bull elk has wandered down to the lake to get a drink on a cool, misty morning. Wilson demonstrates his "paint smart, not hard" technique for both beginning and experienced artists.

SEASON SIX

#601 Breaking Trail

Snowshoeing, skiing, and ice-fishing are all about getting out and enjoying Mother Nature on a cold winter’s day.   Wilson creates a winter scene in a meadow with two cross-country skiiers.

 

#602-603 Remember When
In days gone by, folks would have to venture out to the old well-pump to fetch a pail of water.  Today’s generation has probably never experienced that chore, but many of us ‘older folk’ have.  Do you Remember When?  In part 1, Wilson defines the background setting and the house.

 

#604 Monument Valley Moonlight
It gets blistering hot in the desert in the daytime, but the nights can be very cool.  Wilson demonstrates how to paint an evening scene from Monument Valley.

 

#605-606 Evening Egret
It’s getting late and the sun is setting on another beautiful day.  This fellow egret is coming out to try his luck for dinner.  Fish or frog, it's all good to him.  In part 1, Wilson develops the background and sets the mood for Evening Egret. In part 2, Wilson gets to the “fun part” adding all the details!

 

#607 Hazy City Morning 

Wilson is a country boy, born and bred! But the city has a charm and beauty all its own.  It’s early morning, and the city is covered in a light shroud of fog emanating from the river.

#608-609 North Pasture Gate 
It’s a beautiful autumn day, so let’s take a hike through the meadow down to the pond.  We’ll have to pass through the “North Pasture Gate” along the way.  In part 1, Wilson develops the background sky and foliage. In part 2, it’s time to complete all the details.

 

#610 Stony Stream

Bring your fishing pole and we’ll see if the fish are biting in our “Stony Stream.” Wilson shares his techniques for achieving realistic results.

 

#611-612 One Summer Day

Old barns are a favorite painting subject of Wilson’s, and he shares his great techniques for achieving realistic results.  In part 1, he underpaints the barn and develops the background. In part 2, it’s time to glaze and detail the barn to bring this painting to a finish.

 

#613 Tiger Swallowtail
They say big things can come in small packages.  Wilson demonstrates how to paint a beautiful Tiger Swallowtail butterfly on a small canvas.

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