Start painting outdoors in oil!
THIS COURSE SIMPLIFIES THE COMPLEXITIES OF PLEIN AIR (OUDOOR) PAINTING AND PRESENTS THE BEGINNER WITH A SIMPLE, SYSTEMATIC APPROACH TO GETTING STARTED!
Painting outdoors in oil is a great and fun way to enjoy the great outdoors while doing something you love! But, getting started if you have never done it before can be intimidating! There is such a variety of gear to choose from, and once you get out there, where do you begin? Nature faces you full on and deciding which part of her to capture in paint can be overwhelming
I will lead you on a systematic journey of discovery. I will show you first how to outfit yourself, what to wear, common sense things to bring that are often overlooked. I'll show you the pros and cons of various types of equipment available to today's artist. I'll show you a simple color mixing system that will enable you to mix any color you could possibly ever need using just four tubes of paint which will lighten your load considerably when packing your equipment into the field, not to mention make your color mixing life dramatically simpler! I'll also show you a simple approach to breaking a composition in manageable bites. Couple that with my simple, two-value block-in approach and you will be able you to paint efficiently in the short time you have in constantly changing lighting situations!
This course is designed to equip you with the skills and know-how to create your very own, original plein air paintings and to begin your artistic journey painting many more!
By the end of the course, you'll have all the skills you need to paint outdoors consistently and efficiently time and time again!
You'll be learning how to choose a location and even predict the future! You'll learn how to use a simple, repeatable process to execute a plein air painting from start to finish. Your skills as an artist will likely need to continually improve, something that is true for every artist, but knowing how to plan and execute plein air paintings and how to handle the medium will no longer be a problem.