DVD Length: 7 Hours, 17 Minutes
Is It Possible for a Painting to Speak to You?
Why do some paintings speak so loudly and appeal to so many people that they end up in museums?
Museums were built to house paintings.
Because paintings not only reflect our time, our history at the moment they were painted, they speak the soul of the artist.
Paintings are so important in people's lives that massive buildings are erected just to house them.
Maybe it's happened to you: You walk into a gallery or museum and there is something about one painting that grabs your attention, knocks you over the head with a two-by-four, and makes you want to stare at it for hours.
Or perhaps you've been in a gallery, had the same experience, and left...then spent years wishing you had bought that painting.
Great paintings have a language of their own, and they communicate feelings, emotions, that appeal to our souls.
The painters who figure out the key to speaking with emotion in their paintings, who understand the way to appeal to many people, are the painters whose works will be in collections and museums in the future.
You see, great painters understand that the keys to great paintings involve things beyond technique.
Claude Monet (1840-1926) said it best…
“For me a landscape does not exist in its own right, since its appearance changes at every moment, but the surrounding atmosphere brings it to life, the air and the light, which vary continually ... Other painters paint a bridge, a house, a boat ...
... I want to paint the air in which the bridge, the house, the boat are to be found ... the beauty of the air around them ... to me the motif itself is an insignificant factor; what I want to reproduce is what lies between the motif and me.”
Great landscape painters capture the FEEL of a scene, not just the scene by itself.
Have you ever wished you possessed abilities that go beyond mere technique, that you had the tools used by great masters to create the emotion of a scene?
We found someone very rare we want to tell you about … someone who has managed to capture that feeling in paintings, and, even more rare, has figured out how to teach it...
...a proven teacher who can build your confidence and skills as an artist, who can give you the techniques, but also teach you how to recreate a feeling.
How would that change things for you and your work?
Here’s something you may not realize:
The difference between a mediocre landscape artist and a truly great one is NOT raw talent or effort or technique alone (or even desire)...
...it’s the quality of instruction they receive that transcends technique.
This is the “game changer” for artists.
THIS is how you can learn, step by step, to take that sweeping mountain range, the vast desert canyon, or the sun-splashed oceanfront and create a breathtaking work of art.
The ability to create feeling, build emotion, and create the kind of paintings that museums are built for. Paintings that tell stories.
Here’s the bottom line:
If you’ve ever wanted to learn to paint an amazing landscape scene with feeling and real emotion, then finding the right teacher is the “secret formula” for success.
And we accidently discovered the exact right person for the job. We had not been aware of her, and then she won PleinAir Magazine’s highest award … first place in the annual PleinAir Salon.
Keep in mind that top judges from top galleries chose this painter over all the hundreds of painters who entered, including some of the best known painters in America.
Her name is Kathleen Hudson
Kathleen is an award-winning landscape artist who has made a name for herself painting stunning plein air and studio masterpieces.
She’s a Harvard graduate, smarter than most of us combined, and her time in Boston honed her talent for landscape painting as she traveled the New England countryside.
But the rich bluegrass of her hometown in Kentucky always called to her.
So in 2013, Hudson returned to her hometown and began to participate in regional plein air festivals.
Very quickly, Kathleen’s career took off like a rocket, because her paintings were not mere demonstrations of technique...they told stories…they revealed emotion…and she became...one of the most sought-after landscape painters in America!
In Kathleen’s own words:
“The landscape has always been my chief source of artistic inspiration.
I love to capture sweeping vistas of rugged terrain, shimmering waves, and dramatic atmospherics...
My paintings represent specific places and moments in time: the brief point during a sunrise when the sun fills the air with an ethereal golden glow...
...a break in a storm where light pierces through heavy clouds...
...or the sight of glacial runoff sending waterfalls down the side of a mountain wreathed in fog.”
When we saw Kathleen’s body of work, it was tough to decide what to ask her to paint for a course teaching her technique. Then we saw her seascape paintings of the California coast, and it was clear that she had the right touch, with both technique and emotion.
And it’s this stunning piece of work Hudson uses in her all-new instructional video ... where she shares her incredible techniques.
Recording every single step, Hudson has taken all of her landscape painting knowledge and techniques and placed them in a brand new video course.
Now, for the first time ever, we are giving you the opportunity to access this exclusive training.
If you’d like more than seven hours of highly detailed and professional instruction that shows you everything you need to improve your technique, you’re going to absolutely love...
In this all-new video course, you’ll discover:
• The “hidden key” to capturing the most dramatic atmospheric effects and how to use colors to affect atmospheric distance
• How to create “eye candy” to make the painting interesting far beyond the first look
• Which solvent is not only odorless, it won’t leave you with headaches and is the safest for studio use
• What critical elements to watch out for when you’re painting from photographs so your creation best matches reality
• The secret to taking a fresh look at your work without ever having to walk away from it
• How Kathleen uses the color-temperature shifts in shadows to make them far more interesting for the viewer
• The very best way to use a grid on both your thumbnail sketch and your painting to make sure everything is in the right place
• The simple trick you should use to prevent your colors from looking stark against a white canvas
• How to achieve a luminous extra dimension in your work
• How the placement of your horizon line can give your traditional subject a modern and more experimental look
• Why you should never “chase the light” in your work (and what you should do instead!)
• How Kathleen captures brilliant lighting effects with water and the sky
• Kathleen’s special technique for accurately portraying sunlight
• The strange depth effect of warm colors vs. cool colors
• The “big picture” method to viewing your painting and why you sometimes want to stray from your thumbnail sketch
• When to make changes and when NOT to
• How to create transparent shadows to keep your painting luminous even when there’s a lot of dark in it
• How to make your painting more realistic than a photograph — learn the special trick to painting light so it appears to be moving
• How and why you should reuse your colors to create a sense of harmony in the painting
• Which color to use to create serene, subtle shifts in sky color temperature
• How to reduce the contrast of the waves crashing into the rocks
• The clove oil trick (and other secrets) to avoid wasting paint
• How to use color to make your rocks feel as wet as possible and to best show the luminous quality of the sun
• Which brush to use to create the most interesting texture in water
• How to use color to make harsh rock edges more subtle
• The best angles to capture dramatic sea spray
• The way to soften a stark horizon and create a hazy, atmospheric distance
• The secrets to critiquing your own work and obtaining the mindset to make yourself the best painter you can be
...and many, many more tips and techniques for creating rich and dynamic landscape paintings.