with Richard Robinson
Sunsets are one of the most alluring subjects for painters, but also one of the trickiest to get right. Learn the keys to painting successful sunsets in this comprehensive and inspiring course with New Zealand artist Richard Robinson.
* The lesson notes are provided digitally online so that you can study them on your computer or print them out. You get all the same course content whether you purchase the DVD or the View Online/Download version – they’re both the same, although the bonus online content is only available online.
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Having a standard way to describe colour lets us think about colour more clearly, which leads to better colour decisions. Learn the best method to conceptualize colour when analyzing color in nature AND when mixing on the palette.
I'll show you the common pitfalls of painting sunsets. Once you know what they are it's much easier to avoid them.
We're going to save plein air (outdoor ) painting till the end and get to grips with painting sunsets using photographs first. I show you how to get the best photos to work from.
You're going to need some good reference photos to start with. You can use ours or get your own if you prefer. The following painting projects will work just as well either way.
This chapter gets you to set up a library of sunset photos on your computer that you can use at any time.
Value is the very first thing we get wrong in sunset paintings, so this project gets you started on the right foot, allowing you to focus on value, the painting process, brushwork and edges before things get trickier.
An introduction to the glazing technique that you can use to enhance and unify the colour in your sunset paintings.
Alla Prima means 'at once', better known as the wet in wet technique. This is how you get the painting looking so fluid and passionate.
Explanations and demonstations taking you step by step through this beautiful sunset painting and learning more about:
Explanations and demonstrations taking you step by step through this beautiful sunset painting and learning more about:
The final key to mastering sunsets - Plein Air (outdoor) painting from life!
Using all the skills learned in the previous projects we take a ho-hum photo and make it glow with light.
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That’s how confident we are that you’ll enjoy our painting lessons.
When you purchase a DVD you also get online access to the same lesson, including any lesson resources like photos, downloadable notes and access to upload your painting to the student gallery.
That's why you need to make a password when you purchase a DVD, so you can access the online content as well. Enjoy!