Wyland's Art Studio

In WYLAND'S ART STUDIO, marine-life artist and environmental conservationist Wyland - best-known for his epic series of 91 life-size marine murals - takes viewers step-by-step through the creation of one of his vibrant photorealistic paintings. Wyland works on canvas with non-toxic water-based oil paint to re-create scenes from the Pacific Ocean. His subjects include: bottlenose dolphins, orcas, seascapes, sea lions, coral reef, sea otters, turtles, Great White Sharks, Gray Whales, Emperor Penguins, pelicans, whale tails and kissing dolphins. In keeping with his eco-conscious approach to painting, Wyland closes each episode with a tip for helping the environment.

Sun, Dec 5 7:30 A.M. Waterfall     NH CREATE

Texture generally refers to both the feel and appearance of a surface.

Sun, Dec 12 7:30 A.M. Coral Reef     NH CREATE

Effective composition -- or the effective placement or arrangement of visual elements -- is critical to the success of a painting.

Wyland's Art Studio By Episode

  • Dolphin Laugh (#401)

    Wyland demonstrates two interpretations of form through his depiction of a bottlenose dolphin against a water element.

  • Full Moon Seascape (#402)

    Wyland demonstrates linear perspective.

  • Elephant (#403)

    In this episode, Wyland uses the interplay of shading to establish the power and size of an elephant against a deep, dark green forest.

  • Moonlight Lighthouse (#404)

    Wyland creates a sense of motion or still life by adjusting the arrangement of the objects.

  • Octopus (#405)

    Wyland employs the classic Impressionist brush technique of broken color to create a shimmering effect.

  • Bald Eagle (#406)

    Wyland's depiction of a bald eagle proves an ideal way to practice paint application and brushwork.

  • Mahi Mahi (#407)

    In his depiction of a mahi mahi, Wyland incorporates many elements and principles of art to create a harmonious painting.

  • Reef Fish Coral (#408)

    Wyland uses complementary colors and the technique of glazing to create the vibrant deep colors of this tropical underwater scene.

  • Tropical Island (#409)

    Wyland creates the illusion of three-dimensional imagery in this painting of a tropical island.

  • Sailfish (#410)

    Blending techniques - gradual transition from one color to another - help Wyland create a flowing underwater scene.

  • Sting Ray (#411)

    Wyland explores the natural gray shades of a stingray in this illuminating lesson on light, shade, and tone.

  • Panda (#412)

    Negative space, a key element of artistic composition, proves an ideal technique for representing animals in the wild.

  • Polar Bear (#413)

    Color contrast adds drama to Wyland's vivid painting of a polar bear.

  • Bengal Tiger (#501)

    The dramatic markings of wild animals offer a perfect study of contrast.

  • Mt. Hood (#502)

    Oregon's Mount Hood rises sharply in the distance, as a sprawling lake fills the foreground in this iconic painting of the Pacific Northwest.

  • Lion (#503)

    For centuries, artists have employed light and shadow for a theatrical effect.

  • Sunset Landscape (#504)

    Unity, balance and movement are the basis of a carefully composed painting.

  • Koalas (#505)

    In broken color painting one or more shades of paints are applied in distinct layers to impart an interesting look to a surface.

  • Paradise (#506)

    Brushes are the artist's main tools for applying paint.

  • Na Pali Coast (#507)

    Landscapes offer artists excellent opportunities to refine and hone their ability to create a visual sense of depth through brushstrokes, colors, and composition.

  • Rocky Mountain River (#508)

    Color may be the foundation of all art, but it is light, shade, and tone that bring a painting to life.

  • Whale Tail (#509)

    Many artists spend their lives working to understand the nature, structure, or essence of a thing.

  • Mermaid (#510)

    Many artists focus heavily on color combinations early in their careers.

  • Sea Turtle (#511)

    In visual experiences, harmony is something is pleasing to the eye.

  • Waterfall (#512)

    Texture generally refers to both the feel and appearance of a surface.

  • Coral Reef (#513)

    Effective composition -- or the effective placement or arrangement of visual elements -- is critical to the success of a painting.

  • Florida Keys Sunset (#601)

    Art Lesson: Broken Color Painting. Learn about the classic technique of broken color.

  • Orca Breaching (#602)

    Art Lesson: Composition. Elements of composition are used to organize the components of an artwork in a pleasing manner.

  • Pipeline Wave (#603)

    Art Lesson: Brush technique. Learn the feel of the paint on the brush: to know how much paint is needed for a thick or thin application of color.

  • Baby Seal Pup (#604)

    Art Lesson: Negative Space. The use of negative space is a key element of artistic composition.

  • Sea Otter (#605)

    Art Lesson: Blending Techniques. Many artists are defined by their blending techniques.

  • Moonlight Mermaid (#606)

    Art Lesson: Light, Shade, and Tone. In art, tone refers to the degree of lightness or darkness of an area.

  • California Coast Dolphins (#607)

    Art Lesson: Color contrast. Find out how color contrast adds drama to a painting.

  • East Coast Beach Life (#608)

    Art Lesson: Glazing and Color Mixing. Learn how color mixing and glazing create vibrant deep colors in underwater scenes.

  • Queen Angelfish (#609)

    Art Lesson: Form. Form is an element of art. Yet there are several ways to consider the meaning of form.

  • Lion King (#610)

    Art Lesson: Chiaroscuro modeling - Light and Shadow.

  • Seahorse (#611)

    Art Lesson: Harmony. Harmony can be defined as a pleasing arrangement of parts, whether it is music, poetry, color, or even an ice cream sundae.

  • Blue Moon Seascape (#612)

    Art Lesson: Composition. Elements of composition are used to organize the components of an artwork in a pleasing manner.

  • Orcas Below (#613)

    Art Lesson: Creating Depth. Create the illusion of three-dimensional imagery.


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