Paul Kratter

Paul Kratter Combo Set



Get Both Paul Kratter Videos In This Combo Set!

Combined Video Length: 8+ Hours

Mastering Trees


Paint along with Paul Kratter and discover:

  • How to take landscapes and trees from complicated to simple and logical (Paul has a system!)
  • Each tree is unique and has its own character — true in life, now true in your paintings!
  • The secret sauce to better sketches (and so much easier!)
  • You’re looking at this WRONG… now you’ll see more clearly!
  • The light, shadow, and sky holes… let’s get real!
  • Ever struggle with atmosphere? Those days are over!
  • Strong Composition = Stronger Painting (Paul proves it!)
  • What’s that off in the distance? (Do THIS and your viewers will know what it is!)
  • Brushwork matters — here’s how to improve yours
  • Need a boost to your confidence? Here it is!
  • What most painters get wrong when putting leaves against the sky
  • And lots, lots more…


Check out this tip from Paul Kratter about using cutouts to establish compositions.


It’s All in a Name

The title says it all! This video was designed with a very specific purpose — to help you master the art of painting trees. And we sought out an artist who has done beautiful paintings of just about every kind of tree on earth. Trees are Paul Kratter’s superpower.

Paul knows that when you’re painting trees, you’re really painting a portrait of that tree. Each tree is different … each has its own features and personality. And let’s face it, the trees have to be right or it can throw the whole painting off — the proportion, light, shadow, sky holes … it all has to be believable. And trees are a great compositional tool if you know how to use them to make your painting stronger.


Unusual for Us

Now, most of the videos we produce cover a wide range of subjects. It’s very rare for us to offer one that is mainly focused on a single topic like this one is. But when we surveyed our audience, EVERYONE asked for help in getting better at trees.

But don’t worry … there’s so much more!

Yes, you’re about to get a comprehensive lesson on painting trees … and foliage, bark, and creating form and a realistic feel — the fundamental skills that most (if not all) landscape painters need. And, in the process of learning to paint better trees, you’re also getting so much other good stuff here.

Paul is going to teach you his entire landscape painting process. This video is full of tips, tools, and the techniques Paul uses that will cross over to things you paint besides trees. Paul is a master at turning more complicated tasks into manageable steps that are simple and that yield predictable results. These skills are universal!

Hey, maybe we should have called this video Mastering Trees … and More!


Paint with Paul in Real Time

Paul encourages you to paint right along with him in the video. He’ll explain every step, and you can pause the video to finish before advancing to the next step. By painting along in real time, you’ll be putting your new skills right to work … and in the order Paul presents the information. This way, you won’t have to translate what Paul teaches into your own paintings — it’s all right here for you! (How easy is that?!)

Once done, you’ll have your own beautiful rendition of Eucalyptus Stand, the painting that Paul demonstrates from start to finish for you in this video. Plus, keep reading and you’re going to find out about a little bonus video that’s included to give you even more practice!

Bonus Content
As an added bonus to this already content-rich video, we’re including a special segment with Paul showing you how to paint a variety of individual tree types — so helpful, because you have to approach each type differently (no two are alike!).
You’ll also enjoy an interview with the artist and a digital gallery of some of his work.
This video is an essential for any landscape painter’s resource library!



Mastering Landscapes


You will learn to:

  • Shave years off of your learning curve by doing what Paul does!
  • Get your art to pop by capturing THIS!
  • Rather than paint a scene … paint inspiration!
  • The case for sketching — and it’s a very strong case!
  • Pass on the explosive color … instead, do it Paul’s way
  • Create what is believable — Paul shows you how!
  • Finally! A system to bring shapes to life!
  • One thing you MUST do before you paint — You’ll have to see this to believe it!
  • Trouble with shadows? Not anymore after seeing what Paul does!


Also included:

  • Exhibit of Paul’s works
  • High-speed view of demonstration painting
  • Interview with the artist

Michelangelo famously said: 

“Every block of stone has a statue inside it, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

The same is true for any form of art

Your next masterpiece is waiting for you to discover and breathe it into life on the canvas...

Paintings that leave impressions through the ages are not about great technique alone, nor just subject matter, but convey part of the painter’s very soul. 

True artists are able to capture the intrinsic beauty of the moment and depict the raw emotions they’re feeling, as well as the reality of the scene, simultaneously. 

Most artists struggle to do this, but there’s one man who does it with ease. 

One man who has conquered the human-error element of plein air painting…

The best part? He can show you how to master landscapes too.

His name is Paul Kratter. 

He’s an award-winning, emotionally driven landscape painter and instructor. 

You’re looking for a new way to learn how to paint landscapes?

His step-by-step process is easy to follow. 

You’ll learn the importance and inherent beauty of the sketch and how it can save you valuable time before you even lift your brush…

Learn how focusing on the fundamentals and pre-framing of sketching will help you avoid frustrating and costly mistakes midway through.

If you want to learn Paul’s proven method, keep reading… 

This is a great opportunity for anyone who wants more freedom in their expression or who just loves art!

“I like to Capture the Authenticity of the Day.”

— Paul Kratter

Course Outline

  1. Materials and Tools
  2. Choosing the Scene
  3. The Sketch
  4. Drawing on Canvas
  5. Shadow Shapes
  6. Light Shapes
  7. Shadow Shape Refinement
  8. Light Shape Refinement
  9. Refinement and Details