Learn to Paint With Impact
About This Course
This course is designed to fill in the gaps left by conventional art instruction. We all want our paintings to stand out. To express our feelings or catch the eye of a collector. What is it that makes a painting move from ordinary to stunning?
The secret is learning how to see like an artist. No matter what your subject the basic foundation for color, value, edges and shapes needs to be in place. I take this further with extensive video demonstrations that give you the confidence to try yourself.
Challenging and fun assignments with demonstrations will help you put theory into practice. In this course you will learn by doing – the best way! Supplemented with over 200 pages of notes, video, slideshows and full demonstrations you will be able to take your painting to higher levels quickly and confidently.
This course will give you the confidence and direction to paint with impact.
(Course Updated June.2016)
What are the requirements?
- Paints: (oils, acrylic or watercolor) titanium white, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light and ultramarine blue. Size 6 and 8 flat brushes. A painting knife. Palette. Sketch pad and black felt tip marker – wedge shape tip. Grey marker optional. Pencils: 2B and 6B. Painting panels: size 6 x 8″ or 10 x 12″
- A passion for painting!
What am I going to get from this course?
- This course will show you how to assess a subject like an artist. Compose and paint a subject with confidence for maximum impact.
- You will know how to mix colors to the correct value.
- Why edges are so important.
- How to use brushwork effectively.
- Apply this system to studio and plein air painting.
What is the target audience?
- Beginners and intermediate
|Section 1: Introduction|
The Course Overview
|Section 2: Your Painting Materials|
Materials Required for This Course
The Ideal Painting Surface: Make Your Own Painting Panels
How To Prime Your Painting Panel
Traditional Stretched Canvas Options
Make Your Own Stretched Canvas
|Section 3: Your Studio Set-Up|
Your Painting Haven
|Section 4: Use Shapes and Values for Impact|
An Introduction to This Section on Shapes
Shapes: Materials Required
Values: A Quick Primer
Introduction to Notan Paintings
Notan Painting & Values
Ready to Start Assignments?
Outline Studies Introduction
Outline Study Demo
Ready For Another Assignment?
Paint a Four Value Study
Color Outline Painting
Assignment 5: Color Value Studies
|Section 5: Color and Light|
An Introduction to Color
The Three Qualities of Color
How to Use Color Relationships For Impact
Color Mixing With Limited Palette
|Section 6: Advanced Color|
Light, Shade & Reflections
More About Light & Shade
Light and Shadow Painting Demonstration
Color Maps and Color Notes
Assignment 6: Color Maps
Advanced Assignments Continue below!
|Section 7: How to Paint Edges for Impact|
The Importance of Edges
More about Edges and Brushwork
|Section 8: The Four Keys to Paintings With Impact|
4 Keys To Painting With Impact
Recap: The Critical Pillar To Learn
Demo: How Shapes Help You Make a Great Start
|Section 9: Design Your Painting for Impact|
An Introduction to Composition
Essential Design Elements
Composition Example: Part 1 – The Problem
Composition Example Part 2: The Solution
Composition Example Part 3: How to Simplify the Scene
|Section 10: Drawing for Painters|
An Introduction to Drawing for the Painter
Drawing Tips For The Painter
|Section 11: Painterly Brushwork|
Thick Paint Techniques
Big Brush Little Brush Intro
Big Brush Demo Painting Part 1
Big Brush Demo Painting Part 2
Big Brush Demo Part 3: Conclusion
|Section 12: The Painterly Process|
An Introduction to Painting Process
Limited Palette: Unlimited Opportunity
Mixing Green Introduction
Mixing Green Demonstration
Painting Demo With Limited Palette of Colors
Alla Prima Painting Demo Part 1: Making a Good Start
Alla Prima Painting Demo Part 2: Developing the Painting
Alla Prima Demo: Part 3 – The Completion
|Section 13: Section 13: Using References Confidently|
How to Use References Confidently
How I Use Reference Photos
|Section 14: A Plein Air Primer|
Plein Air – The Ultimate Painting Experience
Having Fun Plein Air Painting! A preview
Plein Air Painting Demonstration
|Section 15: Assignments|
Introduction to Assignments
Assignment 1: Two Value Notan Studies
Assignment 2: Now Try a Three Value Notan
Assignment 3: Do An Outline Study for Shape and Values
Assignment 4: Painting Your Monochrome Study
Assignment 5: Color Value Study
Assignment 6: Color Maps
Assignment 7: Color Mixing & Color Wheel
Assignment 8: Palette Technique
Assignment 9: Mixing Hues
Assignment 10: Painting Color Charts
Assignment 11: Mixing Grays
Assignment 12: Practical Composition Exercise
Assignment 13: Assessment of Composition Sketch
Assignment 14: Composition Fameworks
Assignment 15: Find Edges and Focal Area
Assignment 16: The Four Pillars
|Section 16: A Course Recap|
The End of the Course: The Beginning of Your Painting Adventure
I am a professional artist with twenty years experience in painting mainly in oil, acrylic and watercolor mediums. I have studied art for most of my life and continue to develop my style of painting. I enjoy teaching art, which has led to me developing courses to help artists seeking to improve their work.
I follow a representational approach to subjects using a painterly or impressionistic style. Plein air painting is a favorite part of my approach to painting. I currently produce paintings for sale to collectors worldwide.
- Lectures 0
- Quizzes 0
- Duration 50 hours
- Skill level All level
- Language English
- Students 737
- Assessments Self