Plein Air: New Mexico Landscapes

Are you on a quest to infuse your paintings with vibrant color?

Mastering New Mexico Landscapes

Do you want to fill your plein air paintings with evocative atmosphere? With a fresh, painterly touch? Do you find yourself drawn to the enchanting beauty of Southwest landscapes, yearning to translate their magic onto your canvas? If the challenge of capturing these elements has left you searching for guidance and inspiration, your journey to mastery starts here.

What You’ll Gain: Expert guidance from Kelli committed to nurturing your growth. Techniques to create vibrant and emotionally resonant color palettes. Strategies to break free from rigidity and embrace a more fluid, expressive style. Insights into atmospheric techniques that lend depth and mood to your artwork. The ability to infuse life, light, and stories into your plein air paintings. Enroll now to embark on a transformative journey that empowers you to paint with a renewed sense of freedom and capture the soul of your scenes like never before. Your path to becoming a more expressive and accomplished artist begins today!

What You’ll Get:

  • 6 Extensive Video Lessons
  • Reference Images for Every Lesson
  • A Complete List of Materials
  • Over 4 1/2 Hours of Content!
  • PLUS! Plein Air Survival Guide
  • PLUS! Kelli’s Photo Pack
Lesson 1

Violet Horizons: Mastering the Evening Glow on Sangre de Cristo Peaks

48 minutes

Immerse yourself in the magic of twilight as you learn to evoke the enchanting violet hues that caress the Sangre de Cristo mountain range during the evening hours. Discover the art of capturing this ethereal and serene atmosphere that ignites the horizon with its gentle glow.

Lesson 2

Windswept Canvas: Capturing the Dynamic Dance of Clouds and Mountains

34 minutes

Experience the energy of nature’s choreography as you learn to capture the dynamic interaction between windswept clouds and majestic mountain ranges. Discover the brushstrokes that bring to life the movement and grandeur of these elements, allowing your canvas to breathe with the rhythm of the wilderness.

Lesson 3

Mountain Embrace: Capturing Pastel Harmonies of Home and Horizon

33 minutes

Delve into the harmony of pastels as you depict the embrace between the New Mexico mountains and adobe homes. Learn to blend soft tones that infuse your plein air paintings with a sense of serenity, and master the interplay between the timeless horizon and the warm embrace of dwellings.

Lesson 4

Spotlight Stream in a Fall Canyon: Mastering the Art of Autumn Splendor

52 minutes

Embark on a journey of artistic discovery and capture the resplendent beauty of fall’s embrace in a canyon setting. In this masterclass, you will learn to bring to life the unique spectacle of backlit sunlight streaming through the autumn canyon onto a tranquil stream, where nature’s colors burst forth in a symphony of reds, yellows, and oranges.

Lesson 5

Autumn Morning in the Mountains: Painting the Vibrancy of Valley and Trees

53 minutes

In this immersive experience, you’ll learn the art of capturing the vivid colors and crisp air of the season as the sun gently kisses the valley and its surrounding trees awake. Whether you’re a seasoned artist or an enthusiastic beginner, Kelli provides an opportunity to breathe life into your plein air painting, awakening the essence of autumn in the mountains and creating your own work of art that resonates with the tranquility and vibrancy of this captivating season.

Lesson 6

Fall Trees in the Rio Grande Gorge: Capturing an Intimate View

53 minutes

Dive into the captivating world of autumn in the Rio Grande Gorge, where the landscape comes alive with a breathtaking display of fall trees. In this masterclass, you’ll hone your artistic skills to portray the vibrancy of the season, with leaves ablaze in shades of red, orange, and gold. Translate the magic of autumn into your plein air painting, creating a masterpiece that reflects the splendor of this iconic location in full fall glory.

Bonus Lesson

Kelli’s Practical Plein Air Survival Guide

30 minutes

You don’t have to be a rugged hiker of Kilimanjaro in order to paint plein air. Kelli’s giving you all her favorite tips, tools, and supplies so you can paint in your own backyard or from your car or from a fancy resort! You can even wear your favorite lipstick and earrings if you want…Kelli does.

Kelli’s Practical Plein Air Survival Guide

Kelli’s Photo Pack

29 Copyright Free Photos

As we all know sometimes the most inspiring scenes can be gone in a second or maybe the conditions are just too harsh to capture it in the moment from life. Now that you have practice working en plein air, you can take those tools to a photo reference and breathe life and movement into them through your imagination and brushwork.

A lot of photos found on royalty free websites are not captured with an artist’s eye and often are overly doctored and stylized. Feel free to use any of these additional photo references to create even more beautiful paintings from (private or commercial).


Are there reference images?

Yes! Each lesson provides you with reference photos of the set up, the painting, and color palette. PLUS! Kelli’s Photo Pack!

How many video lessons do I get?

There are 6 extensive lessons and 1 bonus lesson with over 4 1/2 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!

Lifetime Access is available to purchase below – you’ll retain access to these lessons even if you don’t have an Art Life School membership.

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Regular Price: $500