Plein Air: Country Landscapes

Are you Ready to Take a Country Scene to a Grand Plein Air?

Exploring the Country Scene

Take a ride down Route 66 in Kelli’s home state of Oklahoma, where the wind comes sweeping through the plains. You’ll paint an old country house, a silo on a farm, open fields, and more. Learn how to turn nothing into something.

What’s Included:

  • Five Video Lessons
  • Two Bonus Videos
  • Over Four Hours of Content
  • All videos are real time, so nothing is edited out
Three Trees - Painting
Lesson 1

Pasture Glow

50 minutes

Join Kelli as she paints an empty pasture aglow with light on a hot summer afternoon. See how she gets the temperature and direction of light, and makes a boring view come alive in this plein air painting.

Lesson 2

Three Trees

40 minutes

Learn how Kelli sets up this plein air composition just like a still life for this rural farm on Route 66 in Oklahoma. Learn how to change elements for a better painting and use brushwork to make a simple scene action packed.

Lesson 3

Silo Scene

40 minutes

In this demonstration, Kelli shows you how to extract the most important elements from a view overloaded with details and paint a stronger plein air painting. She’ll also show you how to use a limited palette with green as your blue!

Lesson 4

Painting a Country House

55 minutes

Watch Kelli paint this old, white country home with a quick lesson in plein air perspective. Learn how to choose the orientation of your format to emphasize the concept of the painting. Expect a surprise visitor on this one, too.

Lesson 5

Painting an Overcast Field

40 minutes

Kelli was hoping for a sunrise, but instead she got a rainy overcast morning – them’s the breaks of plein air painting! Watch as she adjusts to the situation and shows you how to paint the look and feel of overcast light.

Bonus Lesson

Mixing with the Primaries

45 minutes

In this video, Kelli will show you how she mixes complex colors using only Primary Colors: blue, red, yellow and white.

Bonus Lesson

Tips for Improving Plein Air Work

50 minutes

In this presentation, Kelli discusses the most important fundamentals to master in plein air painting. Tips on composition, value structure, color strategy and more will be covered.


Are there reference images?

Yes! Each lesson provides you with reference photos of the set up, the painting, and color palette.

How many video lessons do I get?

There are 5 extensive lessons with over 4 hours of content in total!

Do I get access to all videos at once?

Yes! This way you can choose which lesson you’d like to start with and access any of them at your convenience.

How long will I have access to the videos?

Members of the Art Life School retain access for as long as they have an active subscription – no need to purchase this masterclass separately – it’s included!

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Regular Price: $500