Mike Hernandez—ZOOM Gouache Workshop

Mastering how to paint Water and Rocks—Over ZOOM

Mastering How to Paint Water and Rocks
Instructor: Mike Hernandez
Medium: Gouache or Oil 
Dates:  June 24, 25, 2022 (Fri/Sat)
This 2-day ONLINE workshop will be from 10 am to 4 pm PST with an hour break at noon. 
Skill Level: Appropriate for all levels
Fee: $225

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NOTE: This online class will be taught via Zoom. Students will have the opportunity to interact with Mike, watch his live demos, and receive instruction and limited feedback. You can choose any medium to paint with—Mike will be using gouache. You’ll receive instructions about how to access the class a week before the workshop. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera-enabled computer OR an IPad/smart tablet OR a smartphone (android or IOS) and an internet connection.


A strong understanding of natural color and lighting is an important asset to any environment artist or fine art painter. Among the challenges of outdoor painting, water and rocks tend to be a couple of the most difficult subjects to paint. They need to come across as both effortless and convincing.

In this 2-day gouache workshop, Mike Hernandez will share his methods for tackling complex water and rock painting. Through demo and lecture, he will show you how to address every aspect of your work, from value, composition design, shape and color hierarchies, paint texture, brushwork, and more. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in painting and who would like to learn how to capture a rich sense of natural lighting and color into their artworks. You can choose any medium to paint with—Mike will be using gouache.

Mike is a fine art plein air, painter, and has been a Visual Development Artist/Production Designer and Art Director at DreamWorks Animation. Some of his past projects include Sinbad, Spirit, Over The Hedge, Shrek 4, Puss In Boots, Bee Movie, Monsters Vs Aliens, and Turbo.

Register here for Mike’s ZOOM Gouache Workshop