A course by Fermín García Sevilla

Painting natural landscapes: Water reflections

Learn and master how to make a natural landscape integrating vegetation, mountainous background, water and its reflections in your work from start to finish.

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  • 1. Introduction and materials. The color palette, supports and resources.
  • 2. Drawing. First stains with acrylics.
  • 3. Adjustments, transitions, light sources.
  • 4. Start with oils.
  • 5. Profiles, horizon line and lighting effects.
  • 6. Tonality, reflections of the water. Shades.
  • 7. Projections, color cast, volume and perspective.
  • 8. Contrasts of light and shadow. Treatment of water reflections.
  • 9. Adjustments in light changes. Aquatic vegetation.
  • 10. Final details. Intensity.
  • Total length: 3h. 10' 35"

In this course, we travel to the Natural Park of Las Lagunas de Ruidera together with the painter Fermín García Sevilla to offer step by step how to make a painting from nature combining in the same painting the essence of the vegetation, the intensity of light and all the life that water brings, its behavior and its treatment in our work.

A complete work to enjoy the mastery of the brushstroke, the capacity for synthesis in the composition, the sense of less is more, the study of color, perspective and light reflections in the water, our central topic.

Through 10 videos of more than 3 hours duration we will see:

  • Materials, brushes, support, pigments and other utensils.
  • Observation of the environment, composition, importance of the separation of planes.
  • Light sources, transitions, values and tonalities.
  • Application of the first stains in acrylic and transition to oil.
  • The aerial perspective in the application of the different landscape terms.
  • Cast shadows, color casts, horizon lines.
  • Volumes, harmonies and contrasts of light and shadow.
  • Details, changes, values and intensity.
  • Aquatic vegetation, shades of green and background treatment.

Student comments

  1. Susana C.

    El maestro García Sevilla hace un despliegue de técnica, procedimiento, conocimiento del material, soporte y medios increíble. Destila sabiduría en cada una de sus palabras, que reflejan ese amplio conocimiento que solo está en poder de los Grandes Maestros con tantos años de trayectoria profesional. Se puede ver la maestría en cada una de sus pinceladas y comparte importantes consejos que nos ayudan enormemente a todos a los que nos gusta pintar paisajes. Tanto este curso como el anterior son de un valor incalculable por su nivel didáctico, y estoy deseando que llegue un tercero. Un curso 100% recomendable tanto para principiantes como para profesionales. Ver al maestro pintar y desarrollar el cuadro con todo detalle es una maravilla y un verdadero lujo.

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Purpose of the courses

During this course you will learn step by step to make a natural landscape integrating the vegetation, mountainous background, water and its reflections in a complete composition from start to finish.

Who these are for?

This course is aimed at painters, amateurs or professionals who want to know techniques, resources and procedures to learn, improve or develop their talent in the field of landscape painting.


This course is aimed at painters, amateurs or professionals who want to know techniques, resources and procedures to learn, improve or develop their talent in the field of landscape painting.

Computer personal or tablet to view the videos. It is also possible to use a smartphone, although we recommend larger screen sizes to better appreciate details. On the other hand, each one will be able to use the preferred material (watercolor palette, brushes, paper of greater or lesser quality...) to carry out the practices. During the first part of the course, Francisco Castro will make some fundamental recommendations.

The materials, we reiterate, are recommended. The tutorial can be done without all the materials or in formats other than those oriented in the tutorials.

The important thing is to practice, practice and practice again the exercise proposed by the artist.

Operation of BLURONE courses

All BLURONE courses are taught online and pursue the same objective: to achieve training without interruptions and that suits you.

Videos made by professionals who will explain their techniques and knowledge so that you, whenever you want, can learn and enhance all the skills and abilities you have to achieve the goal.

BLURONE courses can be seen again and again, at the time you want and in the place you choose. You are the one who marks the times and work.

About the artist

Fermín García Sevilla

Fermín García Sevilla

Spanish painter ( Tomelloso, Ciudad Real 1961)

He is a self-taught plastic artist who has developed his work in the reproduction of natural landscapes. Throughout his career he has received numerous awards and has been distinguished with many other awards. Among them, the following stand out: First prize in the National Contest of the Alpujarras in Capileira (Granada) in 2014; the First National Prize “Autonomous City of Melilla” in 2010; or the "Sevillian Endesa Foundation" Award from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Santa Isabel de Hungary in Seville in 2009, to mention just three of those awards.

The landscapes that Fermín García Sevilla paints are spaces that he recreates without losing detail but that envelop the viewer as if it were a single and indivisible whole. And it is that in his proposals the artist pays special attention to the distribution of the elements so that they guide the gaze of those who contemplate it, following a logic that turns the work into a close and friendly discourse.

In his work, García Sevilla uses a mixed technique, although with a preponderance of oil, which allows him to get the most out of drawing and color. In all of his proposals, the suggestive brushstrokes and the play of light stand out. His themes drink from the very Nature that he knows as experience, a fact that makes his paintings seem alive.