Are you ready to make your landscape paintings come to life with light and color?
Then this Simple Scenes Masterclass is for you!
They say not everything is paintable, but I disagree. I say everything can come to life in paint. Join me as I paint scenes you can find in your own backyard right here on site in Colorado.
You’ll get instant access to 4 hours of inspiring plein air instruction in this Masterclass.
Grab your brushes, paints and get painting TODAY.
DISCOVER HOW TO:
Make a simple scene come to life with bold color and light!
Use my step-by-step method to make plein air easier
Use a limited palette and simple supplies to get painting outside
4 Hours of instructional content!
Lesson 1: Light on a Late Summer Lake
There’s nothing more peaceful than sitting next to a still lake. Reflections on water have been a long loved subject matter for the all time best selling landscape painting genre for that very reason. It really puts the view at peace!
In this lesson you’ll learn how to:
- Graduate the sky from cool to warm
- Simplify tree forms and dull down greens
- Create reflections on water
Lesson 2: Contre-jour Trees and Pond
Contre-jour is one of the most historic ways to depict a landscape scene. Looking directly into the light may be a pain to do as the artist, but the viewer loves it’s bold contrast and glowing light.
You’ll find out how to:
- Create a successful contre-jour lighting effect
- Adjust the scene for a stronger composition
- Get that look of glowing back light
Lesson 3: Simple Path
How often have you strolled down a path like this in the middle of the day and haven’t found anything about it worth painting? Well now’s your chance! Watch this boring every day scene become exciting! You’ll never look at another path the same way again.
This lesson covers how to:
- Handle perspective of a road
- Balance a busy composition
- Achieve bold color and shapes
Lesson 4: Speed Sketches
1 hour 6 minutes
Practice makes perfect. Oil sketches are the stock and trade of every artist who’s become a master at their craft. Let’s ditch the masterpiece trap and do some speed sketches together!
In this painting you’ll learn how to:
- Get the big composition idea onto the canvas fast
- Break down the values and shapes quickly
- Paint fast yet focused editing out details
Lesson 5: Sunrise Sonata
One of the easiest and most effective (not to mention best selling) landscape scenes available to the artist is the sunrise or the sunset. The bold colors, the light, the drama of light and dark. These scenes have it all! Throw in some dramatic clouds and reflections and it gets even better. So come paint with me at 6:45 a.m.!
You’ll discover how to:
- Pace your painting, know what to expect as the light changes
- Start with a bold dark and light composition
- Transition warm colors of sunlight into the cools of the darks
Yes! Each lesson provides you with reference photos of the setup, the painting, and color palette.
The Simple Scenes Series Masterclass gives you 5 video lessons totaling around 4 hours of content!
Yes! This way you can choose which lesson you’d like to start with and access any of them at your convenience.
Simple Scenes Masterclass Series
Lifetime Access to 4 Hours
of Streaming & Downloadable Content
5 Extensive Video Lessons, Reference Images for Every Lesson,
and a Complete List of Materials
Painting Masterclasses are now included in the Art Life School membership and are no longer available to purchase separately.
Please enroll in Art Life School during one of our open enrollment periods to access this masterclass.