This Course Simplifies the Complexities of Landscape Painting,
Equipping You with Principles and Practice to Paint Amazing Landscapes!
Well done, realistic landscape paintings can transport the viewer to the place portrayed, evoke memories and emotions, and add a certain richness to any space in which they hang! From the artist's perspective, a journey to those places and rich emotions are embarked upon with each and every painting! And oil paint, with its luminous, rich qualities is the perfect medium to use to paint the landscape.
Make paintings of what you really want!
So many painting classes actually only teach a specific step-by-step approach to painting one specific object, such as trees, rivers, lakes and the like - think about the weekend class at the craft store where you are taught how to paint a simple scene and then go home. Perhaps you've done something like that and even enjoyed it, but after you were done you had no idea how to paint anything else. This course is designed to equip you with the skills and know-how to create your very own, original landscape paintings and to begin your artistic journey painting many more!
By the end of the course, you'll have been given the principles of the landscape (light and form, etc.) and you’ll be guided step-by-step through 9 project paintings.
You'll be learning how to gather and compose your own reference and how to use a simple, repeatable process to execute a painting from start to finish. You will be learning the “why” undergirding the “how”. Your skills as an artist will continually improve throughout and beyond the lessons in this course!
What qualifies me to teach this course?
My name is Mike and I've been oil painting since I was a child and had the privilege to go to private lessons once a week for years. However, later in life I realized my teacher had taught me a lot of "rules" that were nobody's rules but her own. Not having the opportunity to pursue an institutional education, I took it upon myself to learn everything I could about art and oil painting in particular. I endeavored to expose myself to anything artists I admired would teach, from John Singer Sergeant to Edgar Payne, Bouguereau to Loomis, Terpening to Christensen to name a mere few. I also took the time to learn about light and form in nature and how it affects the landscape. I took that learning and put it into practice on a daily basis and eventually boiled the essence of everything down to a simple, repeatable method that I began teaching to my own students. I took my color theory gained through my years in the graphics field and have developed a color mixing method that I will teach you accompanies this course if you need it. With it, you will be able to mix any color you will ever need. I personally have not found any color I can't mix with it. I use my method for each and every oil painting no matter the subject or genre and my students do the same with great confidence and success!
What is this Simple Approach Landscape Painting course all about?
In this foundational landscape painting course, you'll learn how to use and care for the requisite materials and supplies if you’re a beginner (this course is bundled with the Color Mixing/Materials and Supples classes taught in the beginning oil painting course).
You'll also learn how to gather and compose original reference for original paintings and how to create an original painting from start to finish.
This course will cover everything you need to know to become an amazing landscape painter, including:
-Undergirding Principles of Landscape Painting - Light and Form
-Reference and Composition
-Linear and Atmospheric Perspective
-The Planes of the Landscape
-Painting Still Water (Reflections)
Learn from someone who paints every day, who receives commissions on a regular basis and who has won national awards and recognition proving the approach works!
COURSE EXTRAS: You'll also receive a lesson on how to photograph your paintings for use on the web or in print.
By the end of this course, your confidence as a landscape painter will soar! You'll have a thorough understanding of how to make an amazing landscape painting for fun or profit.