Impressionism – Paint a Venice Night scene in oil or acrylic
What you’ll learn
Create an entire painting in one sitting
Understand Impressionism and why it is so powerful
Understand how light works to make things look the way they do, and how to translate that into your paintings
Understand the concepts of Drawing, Values, Color, Edges, and Texture
Learn the value of brushwork. So much can be said with so few brushstrokes.
Apply all of these concepts to let your own personal style develop
Impressionist painting with a focus on light. Bring a luminous quality to your paintings you’ve never thought possible. Learn how to build a painting in one sitting, “alla prima”, and how to savor interesting brushwork. You will also learn the invaluable concepts of drawing, value, color, and edges. Use these methods and knowledge to start your painting off right if you’re a total beginner, or to take your painting style to the next level if you’re more experienced. You’ve never painted like this before.
You can paint along with me during this entire course. I even have a camera angle that shows my palette as I’m mixing colors. You will learn crucial painting techniques in the process of creating a beautiful painting. Or feel free to just sit back and enjoy the show as I create a painting from scratch.
DOWNLOADABLE MATERIALS: I provide the reference photo I’m using for the painting, and an image of my finished painting for you to analyze. Also a materials list: you’re free to use your own style of materials of course, but I’ll list every single thing I use. This course is partial toward using oil paint, and I highly recommend it, however you can use acrylics also. Many of the concepts I discuss in this course apply to all mediums of art.
So take this course if you’re ready to improve your painting with methods you’ve probably never seen before, and will have you thinking about painting in a new way. For all levels of painters.
Who this course is for:
- Beginner painters who want to have good foundational skills from the start
- Intermediate painters who want to learn more advanced techniques
- Advanced painters who want to learn more about Impressionism, or to get fresh ideas and inspiration
- Any painter who wants to watch a skilled painter in action, up close, and hear about every brushstroke, process, thought, and material
- Anyone who enjoys watching someone create a beautiful painting from scratch
- Introduction, Preliminary Drawing Study
- Creating the Painting
- Wrapping Up