This course is designed for artists at all levels who would like to learn essential painting processes, techniques, and compositional tools to create visually impactful landscape paintings in a more developed in-studio painting setup. This class will begin with introduction to how classical realism is different from photorealism, then dive right into doing studies of old or modern masters works, then move onto painting a larger and fully complete piece using photo references of your own and studies we make.
There will be strong emphasis on design, value simplification, paint application, colour theory, and other compositional elements of painting such as line, movement, pattern, shape, size, value and colour. The class will include a number of worksheets, presentation, and video demonstrations.
All of these mediums are accepted: oil, acrylic, gouache as well as digital painting tools. (Opaque mediums are preferred) The instructor's demos will be done in acrylic and oil.
What's in the course:
- Pre-Painting - Understanding compositions and coming up with strong references.
- Understanding key concepts in regards to - form, different lighting set ups, etc...
- The entire step-by-step painting process demos of how a fully developed painting is made from underpainting to subsequent layers
- video demonstrations
- PDF course handouts
- supply & resource list