Skillshare – Painting Landscapes


I finally published my second Skillshare class, Painting Landscapes on Skillshare.com. You can join Skillshare.com for $0.99 for 3 months and check it out in it’s entirety here. Above is the introduction that I shared on my Youtube channel.

I worked really hard to take the mystery out of painting landscapes. Value is the most important thing to understand when painting successful landscapes. Value is the lightness or darkness of a color. Some teachers don’t explain this they just tell you the sky is blue and the trees are green.

I start with how to choose a subject to paint. This is the photograph I use.

photo-landscapeI go over the supplies needed.

supplies layout on your painting surface, mixing colors

mixing-colors and painting

painting-landscapes-painting It’s easy when you break it down.

Here’s my finished painting.

I’d love for you to check it out so I’m sharing the link again here where you can sign up for 3 months of Skillshare for $0.99. After you join you can take as many classes as you like. I used Skillshare to learn Photoshop and I can’t tell you how much that’s changed my life. It’s always exciting to add a new skill to your toolbox.

 

Teaching on Skillshare

IMG_5026I have an exciting announcement.

I’ve published my first class on Skillshare, an online learning platform. The class is How to Paint a Green Apple and for the month of April you can take it for free! Why a green apple? Because it’s a great place for a beginner to start. It’s also useful information for artists who want to brush up on color mixing and painting. In the class I show you how to mix the colors necessary using red, yellow, blue, and white and how to apply them to create smooth gradations that describe form.

If you decide to take the class for free this month you will be helping me out by pushing my class up on the front page where it will be more discoverable by Skillshare members. I’m super excited about this new way to share my unique way of teaching people how to paint. I hope you’ll check it out.