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About This Course
This course is designed to fill in the gaps left by conventional art instruction. We all want our paintings to stand out. To express our feelings or catch the eye of a collector. What is it that makes a painting move from ordinary to stunning?
The secret is learning how to see like an artist. No matter what your subject, the basic foundation for color, value, edges, and shapes needs to be in place. I take this further with extensive video demonstrations that give you the confidence to try yourself.
Challenging and fun assignments with demonstrations will help you put theory into practice. In this course, you will learn by doing – the best way! Supplemented with notes, video, slideshows and full demonstrations, you will be able to take your painting to higher levels quickly and confidently.
This course will give you the confidence and direction to paint with impact.
Our Promise to You
By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge to paint effectively.
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About the Instructor:
I am a professional artist with twenty years experience in painting mainly in oil, acrylic and watercolor mediums. I have studied art for most of my life and continue to develop my style of painting. I enjoy teaching art, which has led to me developing courses to help artists seeking to improve their work.
I follow a representational approach to subjects using a painterly or impressionistic style. Plein air painting is a favorite part of my approach to painting. I currently produce paintings for sale to collectors worldwide.
|Section 1 - Introduction|
|The Course Overview||00:00:00|
|Downloadable Materials: Lecture Notes and Assignments||00:00:00|
|Section 2 - Your Painting Materials|
|Materials Required for This Course||00:00:00|
|The Ideal Painting Surface: Make Your Own Painting Panels||00:00:00|
|How To Prime Your Painting Panel||00:00:00|
|Traditional Stretched Canvas Options||00:00:00|
|Make Your Own Stretched Canvas||00:00:00|
|Section 3 - Your Studio Set-Up|
|Your Painting Haven||00:00:00|
|Section 4 - Use Shapes and Values for Impact|
|An Introduction to This Section on Shapes||00:00:00|
|Shapes: Materials Required||00:00:00|
|Values: A Quick Primer||00:00:00|
|Introduction to Notan Paintings||00:00:00|
|Notan Painting & Values||00:00:00|
|Outline Studies Introduction||00:00:00|
|Outline Study Demo||00:00:00|
|Paint a Four Value Study||00:00:00|
|Color Outline Painting||00:00:00|
|Section 5 - Color and Light|
|An Introduction to Color||00:00:00|
|The Three Qualities of Color||00:00:00|
|How to Use Color Relationships For Impact||00:00:00|
|Section 6 - Advanced Color|
|Light, Shade & Reflections||00:00:00|
|More About Light & Shade||00:00:00|
|Light and Shadow Painting Demonstration||00:00:00|
|Color Maps and Color Notes||00:00:00|
|Section 7 - How to Paint Edges for Impact|
|The Importance of Edges||00:00:00|
|More about Edges and Brushwork||00:00:00|
|Section 8 - The Four Keys to Paintings with Impact|
|4 Keys To Painting With Impact||00:00:00|
|Recap: The Critical Pillar To Learn||00:00:00|
|Demo: How Shapes Help You Make a Great Start||00:00:00|
|Section 9 - Design Your Painting for Impact|
|An Introduction to Composition||00:00:00|
|Essential Design Elements||00:00:00|
|Section 10 - Drawing for Painters|
|An Introduction to Drawing for the Painter||00:00:00|
|Drawing Tips For The Painter||00:00:00|
|Section 11 - Painterly Brushwork|
|Big Brush Little Brush Intro||00:00:00|
|Big Brush Demo Painting Part 1||00:00:00|
|Big Brush Demo Painting Part 2||00:00:00|
|Big Brush Demo Part 3: Conclusion||00:00:00|
|Section 12 - The Painterly Process|
|An Introduction to Painting Process||00:00:00|
|Limited Palette: Unlimited Opportunity||00:00:00|
|Mixing Green Demonstration||00:00:00|
|Painting Demo With Limited Palette of Colors||00:00:00|
|Alla Prima Painting Demo Part 1: Making a Good Start||00:00:00|
|Alla Prima Painting Demo Part 2: Developing the Painting||00:00:00|
|Alla Prima Demo: Part 3 – The Completion||00:00:00|
|Section 13 - Using References Confidently|
|How to Use References Confidently||00:00:00|
|How I Use Reference Photos||00:00:00|
|Section 14 - A Plein Air Primer|
|Having Fun Plein Air Painting! A preview||00:00:00|
|Plein Air Painting Demonstration||00:00:00|
|Section 15 - Assignments|
|Assignment 1: Two Value Notan Studies||00:00:00|
|Assignment 2: Now Try a Three Value Notan||00:00:00|
|Assignment 3: Do An Outline Study for Shape and Values||00:00:00|
|Assignment 4: Painting Your Monochrome Study||00:00:00|
|Assignment 5: Color Value Study||00:00:00|
|Assignment 6: Color Maps||00:00:00|
|Assignment 7: Color Mixing & Color Wheel||00:00:00|
|Assignment 8: Palette Technique||00:00:00|
|Assignment 9: Mixing Hues||00:00:00|
|Assignment 10: Painting Color Charts||00:00:00|
|Assignment 11: Mixing Grays||00:00:00|
|Assignment 12: Practical Composition Exercise||00:00:00|
|Assignment 13: Assessment of Composition Sketch||00:00:00|
|Assignment 14: Composition Fameworks||00:00:00|
|Assignment 15: Find Edges and Focal Area||00:00:00|
|Assignment 16: The Four Pillars||00:00:00|
|Section 16 - A Course Recap|
|The End of the Course: The Beginning of Your Painting Adventure||00:00:00|
Painting For Beginners - Course Review by Elizabeth Newcomb
I love how this course breaks down the different fundamentals of painting. After taking this course I have a deeper appreciation for the art of painting.
Great Course, I learned a lot
I really enjoyed this class. I learned a lot of new techniques that I never thought about. I know this will help me to expand my art knowledge and ability. Can’t wait to apply what I have learned.
Pait with Impact.
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Art, but this course taught me that I learned nothing about painting from my teachers in College!!!! Malcolm Dewey taught me the correct way to do a painting. Not only that, he taught me how to make my paintings to have an impact on the viewer. I guess it is better late than never. Thank you, Malcolm Dewey, for your in-depth course. You are my inspiration!!!!
Excellent course. Well presented; the artist knows what he is doing; very informative. I’ve taken a few art courses in the past and Mr. Dewey’s course has served as a great refresher and then some!