Simple Scenes Masterclass Series

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.


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

Get Lifetime Access to 4 Hours of
Streaming & Downloadable Content!

Masterclasses will not be available to purchase separately as of January 2022.
This is the last opportunity to purchase Lifetime Access to these classes!

They will be available to stream (but not download) in the NEW Art Life School Membership coming in 2022. 

If you’re ready to begin or up-level your painting skills, NOW is the time to take advantage of your 40% discount on ANY of my masterclasses and get lifetime access! Just use code: ALWK40MC

If you have previously purchased a MASTERCLASS you will keep LIFETIME ACCESS.

Lesson 1: Light on a Late Summer Lake

41 minutes

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

48 minutes

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

49 minutes

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

31 minutes

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


Are there references?

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

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