Plein Air Landscape Painting: Outdoor Study to Studio
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- Gather the appropriate reference material in the field (drawings, color studies, photographs)
- Organize the reference material in a meaningful way for studio work
- Successfully create a painting based on the reference material
- Some experience in plein air (outdoor) painting
- Some experience in the medium of your choice (oil, pastel, acrylic, gouache, watercolor)
- Suggested: Take my course, "Plein Air Essentials: Learn Basics of Outdoor Painting"
- Suggested: Take my course, "Plein Air Essentials: Oil Supplement"
- Suggested: Take my course, "Plein Air Essentials: Pastel Supplement"
Are you a plein air painter looking to take your painting to the next level? Head for the studio! Bringing the paintings you did in the field to the studio and using them as references for more finished paintings is the best way to improve. This course will show you just how to do that in lectures and videos.
In this course, I'll show you how to properly gather reference material in the field (photographs, color studies, pencil drawings,) and then I'll take you indoors, where I'll give you several methods to create studio paintings based on these references.
Even though the demonstrations will be in oil or pastel, the methods apply to any medium, even acrylic, watercolor and gouache.
Although the course is marked as suitable for "All Levels," it is suggested that you have some experience with both outdoor painting and your medium of choice. If you are a beginner in plein air painting, please consider taking my beginning courses, "Plein Air Essentials: Learn Basics of Plein Air Painting," "Plein Air Essentials: Oil Supplement" and "Plein Air Essentials: Pastel Supplement." It'll be worth your time!
New to Plein Air Painting?
Or just looking to take your plein air painting to the next level? Whether you paint in oil, pastel, acrylic, watercolor or some other medium, you'll find help in these videos, authored by artist Michael Chesley Johnson.You'll also find plein air painting workshops and plein air painting instruction.
Looking for a workshop?
Michael teaches two programs. Paint The Southwest offers two workshops in Sedona, Arizona, in fall and spring. It also offers a private, one-on-one intensive program based at Michael's studio in New Mexico. Plein Air Painting Maine offers workshops in July and August in Lubec, Maine. Both are great places for a plein air painting experience. Michael specializes in small-size workshops He also teaches elsewhere in the US and Canada.
- Landscape painters (hobbyist, amateur or even professional) who have a desire to take their craft to the next level
This introductory video will tell you more about the course and what you can expect from it.
As part of this course, you are able to download a FULL VERSION of my paperback book, Outdoor Study to Studio: Take Your Plein Air Paintings to the Next Level. This is a $24.95 value! The book is the text for this course. It contains much supplemental information to the videos. You will be asked to read certain chapters in conjunction with the videos as assignments. DOWNLOAD THE BOOK NOW. When you play the introductory video in this section, you will see a "Resources Available" button. Click on this and look for the file outdoor_study_to_studio.pdf. This is the file you want. You will also enjoy the supply list that is also included in the resource area.
Read this lecture to learn out more about who this course is for.
The first step in this course is learning what makes good reference material, and how to gather this in the field. This video will give you a good overview of gathering plein air references in preparation for studio work. It covers a variety of reference materials from photographs to pencil drawings and color studies and more. The video will prepare you for the course material that follows.
This video demonstration is a set of three short demonstrations that show you: 1) how to start with a pastel color study and create an oil painting based on it; 2) how to start with an oil study and create a pastel painting based on it; and 3) how to start with pencil sketch and create an oil painting based on i.