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
Simple concepts and exercises to improve your composition
In this course, not only your landscape paintings will benefit from learning key concepts of design and composition, but you will also learn ins and outs of making overall dynamic paintings and images.
Demo Sneak Peek
Frequently Asked Questions
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
"Keita's course challenged the way I look at colour in a fundamental way. I'm still seeing the effects in my work right now. Learning to see not just the colour in front of me, but to gauge it in relationship to the colours around it has radically affected the way I paint. I'm also a lot more comfortable using traditional media. Picking up oils after years of digitally painting was a big challenge for me, but after a few tough weeks I've learned to really love painting traditionally again."
"Keita was able to convey ideas using the simplest words and sentences that even beginners could understand. I have gained so much understanding and knowledge about painting, that it helped starting my still early art career. I think taking a class with Keita is one of the best investments you could make, if you want to improve your skills and understanding about painting."
"Keita's landscape class is a fun and rewarding class. I learned a lot about breaking down complicated landscape into easy to understand term, into values and chromas! Beside reinforcing fundamental knowledge he also have great tips from his personal process. I learned a lot and continue to use some of the knowledge at my job as well. A+ rec!"
"I was working full time in animation and I was always interested in painting but finding clear instruction on how to paint with oils, and what materials to use was really confusing. It was a real challenge to learn how to use the material, the different types of brush and trying to attempt to paint but Keita's instructions really helped during that whole process."
"I really enjoyed Keita's landscape painting class. This class made me more confident in approaching landscapes, either working plein air or from a reference. Prepping reference photos and getting a better understanding of value compositions are probably the two most important things I learned that I now use all the time in my current practice. Keita is a very knowledgeable and kind teacher. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone wanting to learn more about plein air painting, landscape painting, composition and approaches to colour."
"Keita's class is clear, and straightforward. Best way to understand how to paint what you see, instead of what you know, and have fun with it. I'm doing concept art right now...And what I've learn with him it's been super useful!"