Gary Spetz's Watercolor Quest

Award-winning artist Gary Spetz returns to demonstrate his innovative watercolor painting techniques in Gary Spetz's Watercolor Quest.

Motivated by the natural beauty around him, Spetz chooses his subject matter from inspiring wilderness locales — from Alaska's wild interior and Hawaii's "Big Island" to the popular port towns on the Mexican Riviera. Each scene provides the skillful Spetz with chances to elaborate on his painting style and explain why he chooses certain subjects for his paintings.

A natural teacher, Spetz's easy-to-follow lessons feature detailed demonstrations, concise explanations and ample step-by-step instructions. Over the course of one episode, Spetz leads viewers through the entire watercolor painting process, from an original drawing to its finishing touches.


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Glacier National Park - West

Episode #101 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, explores, photographs and paints the west side of Montana's majestic Glacier National Park-explaining, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Glacier National Park - East

Episode #102 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, explores, photographs and paints the east side of Montana's majestic Glacier National Park-explaining, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Hawaii's Big Island

Episode #103 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, explores, photographs and paints Hawaii's diverse "Big Island"-explaining, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Eastern Caribbean

Episode #104 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint the colorful eastern Caribbean Islands of Grand Turk, Virgin Gorda, St. John, and Half Moon Cay-explaining, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Vancouver to Ketchikan

Episode #105 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint Alaska's "Inside Passage"-from bustling Vancouver B.C. to colorful Ketchikan. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Misty Fjords to Sitka

Episode #106 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint Alaska-from the sheer cliffs of Misty Fjords to historical Sitka. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Tracy Arm to Juneau

Episode #107 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint Alaska-from the deep fjord of Tracy Arm to the capital city of Juneau. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Haines to Skagway

Episode #108 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint Alaska-from beautiful Haines to the Klondike Gold Rush town of Skagway. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Glacier Bay to Seward

Episode #109 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint Alaska-from awe-inspiring Glacier Bay National Park to the colorful working boats of Seward. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Kenai Fjords to Denali

Episode #110 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard an excursion boat and "rides the rails" of the Alaska Railway to explore, photograph and paint Alaska-from dramatic Kenai Fjords National Park to the towering giant of Denali National Park. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Kauai

Episode #111 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, explores, photographs and paints Hawaii's spectacular "garden island"-explaining, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Mexican Riviera

Episode #112H · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint west-coast Mexico-from the quaint seaside village of Yelapa to the colorful "old town section" of Mazatlan. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Mexican Riviera

Episode #112 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint west-coast Mexico-from the quaint seaside village of Yelapa to the colorful "old town section" of Mazatlan. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Sea of Cortez

Episode #113H · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint Baja Mexico-from the mountain-surrounded scenic town of Loreto to the flashy resort beaches of Cabo San Lucas. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.

Sea of Cortez

Episode #113 · Host-Artist, Gary Spetz, sails aboard a cruise ship to explore, photograph and paint Baja Mexico-from the mountain-surrounded scenic town of Loreto to the flashy resort beaches of Cabo San Lucas. In this episode, he explains, along the way, what he looks for, in composing a scene and how he approaches various paintings.