Top artist with vision problems exposes an easy-to-learn painting system, proven to create head-turning landscapes.
Some of the most important artists of all time were visually imparred.
Leonardo DiVinci’s eyes turned outward with a disease called intermittent exotropia, meaning he could only see objects in 2D shapes.
French artist Edgar Degas, who is considered one of the founders of the French Impressionist movement, had a retinal degeneration condition and photosensitivity, affecting his central vision.
Claude Monet, inventor of Impressionism, developed cataracts that affected his color perception and vision acuity. Colors often looked muddy and had a yellowish tone to them, which he found highly frustrating.
Dutch master Rembrandt van Rijn, considered one of the greatest artists in art history had a condition called stereoblindness, which impacted his depth perception.
Impressionist artist Mary Cassatt began to lose her sight at age 55 was diagnosed with cataracts and diabetic retinopathy.
Russian legend Ilya Repin and legendary artist Vincent VanGogh were both believed to be colorblind.
In every case, these artists needed to develop systems to overcome their vision problems and still create great paintings.
Artist Kevin Macpherson has had poor vision his entire life. Rather than let that stop him, he embraced it. He actually saw the landscape as patches of color – as a mosaic. This immediately helped him to see the weights, intensity, and relationships of colors in the landscape.
Did it slow him down?
Absolutely not. Kevin Macpherson’s career has spanned 40 years. He has had his own TV show, has authored best-selling art books, and has been in about every major show you can imagine. He is considered the best of the best and is a living legend.
There is no doubt that Kevin is brilliant, but one of the reasons his paintings stand out and win top awards is that he invented a system, which he follows for every painting.
This system, which he calls the “magic grid” is so simple you’ll wonder how you lived without it, and it forces creative decisions that make your paintings stronger. He considers it the secret to his success.
In this new art instruction tutorial video, The Ultimate Master Class Volume 1: The Magic Grid: Landscapes, Kevin will amaze you. Take a look:
“Anyway we can train our brain to see abstract qualities, we get closer to becoming a more effective painter.”
- Kevin Macpherson
Though Kevin had to invent a system to compensate for his poor vision, it turned out to be one of the most important painting discoveries in modern history.
It was a huge advantage to NOT get wrapped up in the details.
Most artists get stuck in the detail of the things in the scene. For example, the details in the grain of the fence, or the architectural details of the farmhouse.
These things fade away when Kevin paints. Instead, he focuses on the colors and shapes. The imagination of the viewer does the rest. The result is award winning paintings.
As Kevin’s career advanced, he began teaching other artists how to see the landscape as abstract color, and to NOT look at the ‘things’ that make up the landscape. This is a non-traditional way of looking at the world.
And, speaking of the world, Kevin Macpherson has taught artists in thirty-five different countries! He has trained thousands of artists. Now, he can be your guide and teacher.
During his 40 years of experience, he has won numerous awards. Here are some more fascinating details about Kevin Macpherson:
“I control the viewer, even though they don’t know it.”
- Kevin Macpherson
How to control the viewer
Kevin shows exactly how this is done with his highly skilled use of The Magic Grid. Beginning with his underdrawings, Kevin is guiding exactly where the eye of the viewer will go.
He compares it to taking a viewer on a trip. They must follow a map. The map has intersections and Kevin guides the viewer through the trip by helping them navigate from one 'street' to the next, controlling every move.
No more accidental painting passages that need to be redone. This system will lead the viewer's eye and give them a joyful painting experience.
Not JUST the Magic Grid but
Kevin Macpherson’s Four Keys of Color
In this new video, Kevin shares his specific views on color
Color only has feeling and meaning when a color is NEXT to another color. As Kevin puts it, the way the colors talk to each other CREATES the meaning. In this video, he’ll show you exactly how to make your colors talk the right language.
When painting outdoors in Plein Air, you are washed with color. The yellow of the sun will tend to cast its color over all the items in your landscape. This also happens with the bright blue of the sky. When you become highly observant of these effects, your ability to capture and mix the right colors will be at a whole new level. And if you don’t paint outdoors but paint from photos, understanding this will make your paintings believable.
One of Kevin’s keys is to use just a few colors. He will mix them until the color 'feels' right. While it might sound difficult to teach a ‘feeling’, Kevin’s demonstrations are so clear and accurate, he helps you to know when the feeling of your color is right. With practice, you’ll become a master at it.
There’s a magic that is captured by Kevin when he paints Plein Air. Notice the shadows. The light colors. The dark colors. The edges. Notice WHERE your eyes went. In this painting, you can almost smell the sea air and feel the breeze along the coastline. This is an experience shared.
Why a Master Class?
Kevin felt it was the right time in his career to create a series of training videos to share his lifetime legacy of learning.
This is the first in the series, focusing on the magic grid and landscape painting.
What exactly will you learn in this video:
The Ultimate Master Class Volume 1
The Magic Grid: Landscapes
By Kevin Macpherson
You’ll learn and laugh
Kevin has an engaging and funny style of teaching, and these videos certainly capture it. He is relaxed and relatable, no matter your skill level. When you start watching, you won’t want to stop!
What other artists like you are saying about
Kevin Macpherson’s new video:
The Ultimate Master Class Volume 1: The Magic Grid: Landscapes
“His books are great, but the video is awesome. This is the best video instruction I have seen. Easy to understand. He seems to anticipate questions and gives lots of examples and anecdotes”
- Linda H
“Such a great video. It answers the illusive question of Why using this process helps with how you think about the subject you are painting and how to compose it on your canvas for the maximum effectiveness. It doesn't matter what the subject is - still life, portrait, landscape. It helps you to see the abstract design underlying the scene and make a better design.”
- Barbara B
“I paint the picture I want to paint.”
- Kevin Macpherson
Be true to yourself, share the world
Kevin believes there is a power, an intensity, a magic that comes through a painting when you are painting what YOU want to paint.
It may seem selfish at first, but it really isn’t. When you are painting what inspires you, you’re sharing that inspiration. You are sharing that experience.
Painting is sharing a sunset
He compares it to viewing a beautiful sunset. If you’re by yourself, yes, it’s still beautiful. But, if you can share that experience with someone else, someone you love, it takes on a whole new meaning.
That’s what Kevin believes an inspired painting can do. It is a way to share an experience with the viewer of your painting. He approaches his teaching this way. You’ll learn how to capture that experience. He’ll teach you the colors, the edges, the lighting, and the shapes. Then, when tied together using his Magic Grid, the entire painting comes to life.
Transform Passion into Praise
With Kevin’s teaching, you’ll find that missing ingredient in your paintings. Soon people will be complimenting you on how amazing your paintings are. And they’ll begin buying them (if you’re willing to part with them!).
This isn’t crazy talk. Kevin’s career is proof.
Cheap paint mixed with creativity
It’s much less about technique or tools and more about what inspires you. For example, when Kevin was starting out, he used food coloring to make his own paint. It was cheap and he didn’t have much money. But nothing could stop his creativity from pouring onto the canvas.
He completed his entire college degree with food coloring for paint and some cheap thrift store paints.
The power is in the passion for painting. Kevin shares his with you. And, believe me, you’ll notice it instantly!
Taking Your New Skills Outside
In a special section of the course, Kevin takes you outside to paint a figure in the landscape.
The pond Kevin paints is on his property in New Mexico. For 365 straight days, Kevin painted a new painting of that pond. You may be wondering if it could really change that much. Yes, it can. It did. Kevin captured all of it and shares what he learned through that experience with you.
Special Bonus Materials
#1 BONUS: Insights from the Artist
Kevin has a philosophy at the core of his approach to painting. You’ll hear his take on the power that comes from following your true path in life. You’ll hear him explain the choices he made along his career path and what it all means to him. This may inspire you to look closely at your own choices. This little video extra is one of those things that may really shake (and clarify) your world!
#2 BONUS: Studio Tour
The great outdoors is Kevin’s real “studio,” but he also takes immense pride and feels fortunate to have a well-equipped indoor studio. He mentions how nice it is to be able to leave his tools out so that when inspiration strikes, he can be painting quickly. Also, you’ll see his well-stocked library full of art books that inspire him.
#3 BONUS: High Speed-View
The painting at the center of this video is done by Kevin over an extended time, but with this high-speed view, you can see it come together quickly. Sometimes, a view like this helps to bring all the pieces you are learning together in a way that helps understanding. Enjoy!
#4 BONUS: Exhibit of Works
To get a heartfelt appreciation of the skills Kevin has mastered, you need to look at his gallery of works. You will be stunned by each one of them. When you take a minute to look at any of them in detail, they just become more fascinating. You’ll see enough of Kevin’s work to make you want to figure out how he does it all. This video pulls back the curtain!
This is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for!
Learn from top artist
In his exclusive new video:
The Ultimate Master Class Volume 1: The Magic Grid: Landscapes
If you’ve been looking for a proven system to raise the quality of your landscape paintings, you must study with Kevin Macpherson by way of this video course.
This purchase will be a true investment in your art and in yourself as an artist. This 2-disk set is one you’ll return to time and again in order to incorporate Kevin’s techniques into your own artwork.
This is your chance to learn from Kevin Macpherson himself as he shows you exactly how to use the Magic Grid to paint captivating landscapes.
For much less than the price of a workshop, you can add this course to your personal resource library for just $117 — that’s right … just $117 to learn from this living master artist.
After you go through Kevin’s course, we’re confident your landscape painting skills will drastically improve. Differentiate yourself from the rest by mastering this one skill that not many have.
Ready to go? You can start watching today if you choose the immediate digital viewing version. Or we can ship the DVD package to your door (and we’ll even pay for shipping within the US, if you order today!)
After you go through this course, we want you to be completely satisfied and feel confident you can paint vibrant, delightful landscapes.
However, if after watching the video you decide it’s just not for you, let us know within 30 days of purchase and we’ll refund 100% of your money.
To your success,
P.S. Kevin is such a prolific painter, we’re proud he selected us to make this video that captures him at his finest (and funniest!). You’ll love learning from him. Let Kevin be your guide. If you’ve read this far, you know you deserve this video. Now is the time to get the Magic Grid and enjoy free shipping to a US address today. Click here now to order or call 877.867.0324 to order. Don’t miss out!
Though you can observe the techniques of any artist instantly by watching them demonstrate and by watching the videos repeatedly, please know that, though many artists offer insights that can help people overcome a lot of learning time, every artist learns at their own speed based on their own level of understanding. Painting and drawing bring great joy, though the joy may come from practicing various techniques over and over until you master them. We do not wish to indicate that you, or anyone, can skip the joy of practice and the challenges of getting better. Painting is a lifetime endeavor, and getting good does not typically happen rapidly, or instantly. Your results may vary. And please know that if at any time within 30 days you feel this video has not lived up to your expectations or its promise, we will happily refund your money.