What if you could understand water reflections so well...
...that you could invent your own reflections?
You wouldn’t have to worry about changes in light or your view being blocked while painting!
If you’re looking to master water reflections…
...then look no further than Christine Lashley’s brand new course called Vibrant Landscapes.
Christine is the amazing teacher behind the highly popular Paintings That Sparkle course we released last year. It was an instant hit, and customers wanted to see more of what Christine teaches, so...
This time around, she’s going to show you...
...how to observe water and understand how it works so you can create paintings with believable wet water and glistening reflections.
She’ll reveal how to use certain “visual tricks” to simplify complex reflections — making them mucheasier to paint.
You’ll also discover how to identify what colors are warm and cool and how to see “hidden colors” — skills that will help you paint any water scene!
Plus, you’ll discover how to mix your colors to create realistic-looking water...
...how to use paint handling to maximize the transparent nature of water…
...how to paint realistic reflections with correct colors, angles, and values....
...and much, much more!
- Introduction: brief intro to the what and why
- Outdoor Observation: tips on what to look for when you are outside to help you understand and observe water and reflections from life so you can take these learnings back to the studio
- Inspiration & Ideas: A grouping of inspiration and tips to take with you thru the upcoming studies and demo. The importance of using your personal experiences as inspiration. Information about photos. What will make a good painting. Observing master works. How to define Water and Reflections. Why using light colors to create a painting bathed in light is not necessarily what you should be doing. Includes a review of the reference we will be using the Painting Demonstration.
- Painting Studies: Review the reason for doing studies--to capture that memory, that personal connection to the subject. Lean how best to compose by avoiding “Halfsies” and using 3 distinct values, and connecting shapes
- Understanding Water Reflections: Do a couple quick studies to understand the concept of reflections in water--color of reflections, value of reflections, how to paint angles. Lots of little tips at how to understand and translate what you are seeing accurately.
- Project Materials & Tools--Review the traditional (and water-soluble) oil paints, brushes, canvas. Tips on tube colors and how to tell what a color really when you read the label. You’ll love the way her bright / pure color palette can shift to beautiful grayed colors and gorgeous transparent passages
- Demonstration: Underpainting Block In--Use water-soluble oil paint to create a juicy “crazy” underpainting thinking about the composition / values and temperatures of colors, unifying the shapes, merging shapes and values
- Demonstration: Alla Prima Block In--Lesson on painting fat over lean, color mixing tips for mixing grays, why working with a palette knife can be better than working with a brush, the best ratio of values to use for creating a light-filled painting, composition and shape-making lessons, line and edge lessons, brushwork lessons, paper towel painting, tips for how to stay focused on the main idea and how to stay positive . how to create Zesty Color
- Demonstration: Assess and Refine--adjusting as needed to make the main focus of the painting still read, pay attention to edges, color temperature, texture vs smooth passages, add flowers and details, smaller marks are much more a part of the painting now, things to keep in mind that will help you know when the painting is done
High Speed View
Exhibit of Works
Plein Air and Studio Art (Gallery of works)
Interview with Eric (pickup of last one)
Woodland Stream Water Reflections--bonus inspiration and review of photos and video of water