Ian Roberts

Ian Roberts: Design - Landscape Painting Techniques for Success

Video Length: 1 Hour 41 Minutes

Preview Design: Landscape Painting Techniques for Success now for painting tips on how to make your painting exciting with a push and pull of vertical and horizontal lines, and how to manipulate your subject to lead the viewer to your focal point and around your painting.

Learn to create great paintings by improving your foundational design skills with Ian Roberts!

To create successful paintings, every artist needs to first master the basics of design and composition. In this workshop, Ian will show you how to arrange your colors and shapes to lay the groundwork for a realistic and successful finished work.

To do this, there are two main rules Ian encourages you to follow. First, learn to keep the viewer's eye within the picture plane using strategic composition rules. Second, discover how to translate the three-dimensional scene you observe into a convincing two-dimensional work full of depth. You'll be surprised how much these two rules improve your painting—and how easy they are to master!


Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Barbara Bush
Ian Roberts: Design - Landscape Painting Techniques for Success

This is the best video I've seen on how to design a landscape painting- from finding a "paintable" subject and how to use format, shape, value and finally color...

Molly Gochenour
Ian Roberts: Plein Air: Landscape Painting Techniques for Success

Great explanation and demo of process to develop a painting. Landscape example worked really well and suggestion to do 50 paintings producing an armature of the...

Kate Brooks
Clear and Concise

This video was very clear and concise and had excellent descriptions and examples of good and poor design. The price makes this video a great value!

Composition is everything

Altering the reference with color and composition draw the eye to the focal point

Catherine Moore
Design Techniques for Landscape Painters

This video is not just for oil painters. It's all about design. It is an invaluable resource for editing nature to create strong landscape compositions. Ian Roberts is an expert communicator and skillfully conveys design techniques and this lecture zeros in on that aspect alone to improve on your compositions. There is no paint mixing per se, but he uses his oil paintings as examples which will translate into any paint media. Highly recommended .