Laurel Daniel

Laurel Daniel: Outdoor Painting Basics

Video Length: 2 Hours 9 Minutes
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Dear Friends:

There is a movement going on across the world. People are going outdoors to paint.


It’s fun. 
It’s a chance to do something creative. 
It’s a way to be outside without hiking or backpacking. 
It’s a way to remember the beauty of the earth. 
You get the satisfaction of having beautiful memories on your walls. 
It’s very social. There are painters in every community who go paint together every week.

And if you’re already an artist, all the evidence says that you can learn to see when painting outdoors, because photographs lie.

When you’re outdoors, you can see the subtle differences in color, light, and shadow.

If you’d like to learn how to capture these moments on canvas, and do so while connecting with the “great outdoors,” we have something very special indeed for you. 

Laurel Daniel Is One of the Best Teachers of Beginners We’ve Ever Met

A full-time painter who also teaches at the prestigious Contemporary Austin Art School, Laurel has helped people of all ages learn the secrets to getting “up and running” as a painter in record time.

Laurel has been teaching art in classrooms and workshops for almost 20 years, and over that time she’s worked with countless students, helping some of them go from complete “newbie” beginners…

…to producing studio-quality work that sells for thousands of dollars!

That’s why we chose Laurel for our Painting Basics collection. She has the experience and the track record for helping complete “newbies” that we were looking for. 


Inside you’ll learn:

  • How to choose the perfect outdoor subject for your painting that will capture your unique creative vision… 
  • How to set up your materials and mix your paints to get the perfect colors for your work… 
  • How to paint shadows, trees, the effects of light, rolling hills, clouds, and much more…  


Here Are 4 Great Reasons You’ll Love Outdoor Painting Basics: 

Reason #1:

Anyone can learn to do this with Laurel Daniel’s help. It doesn’t matter what age you are or how much experience you have with painting.

Laurel breaks the entire outdoor painting process down into easy-to-follow steps. 

Reason #2:

It’s a surprisingly tranquil and relaxing experience.

How often do you get a chance to truly enjoy what nature has to offer you?

When you paint outdoors, all of your senses light up — you take in everything from beautiful vistas to the smell of sunflowers blooming, and the sounds of trees swaying in the distance.

It’s a wonderfully meditative experience! 

Reason #3:

Once you have the basics down, there’s no limit to what you can do.

Laurel gives you a great foundation that you can use to paint outdoors. After this, it’s simply a matter of practicing her techniques to find your unique style and vision.

Stay with it, and you may just find your work hanging in galleries someday! 

Reason #4:

Painting outdoors is a wonderful way to express yourself.

Sometimes you just need to let your emotions out onto the canvas and see what happens. Not only is it therapeutic, it also helps you understand yourself and how you see the world around you.

Painting outdoors helps you turn your emotions into something truly captivating that you can share with others. 

These are just a few reasons we think you’re going to enjoy this exclusive training video.

Here’s a Sneak Peek at What You’ll Discover Inside Outdoor Painting Basics:

  • How to choose the right subject for you 
  • What paints and materials you need to paint outdoors
  • What Laurel does first to create the right foundation for her painting 
  • The important first step (and why it’s essential to the painting process) 
  • Setting your horizon line and the best ways to establish perspective 
  • How to create depth and distance in your paintings 
  • How to paint shadows and use them in your composition for maximum effect 
  • Working with contrasts in the distance and what this can do to enhance your composition 
  • The secret to painting trees, hillsides, clouds, and more 
  • The surprising brush Laurel uses at critical steps 
  • How to simplify each step so you don’t get overwhelmed 
  • Common mistakes beginners make and how to avoid them 
  • What you should know about painting light and how to use it for spectacular effects 
  • Ways to give your painting a sense of depth 
  • What features to adjust as you go to make things “pop” and draw your viewer to the main points of interest 
  • How to “discover” the right shades for the sky 
  • How to create beautiful sky effects 
  • How to paint the effect of warm atmosphere on the horizon 
  • What to bring out and what to “subdue” as your painting begins to take shape 
  • Making your final adjustments and adding the finishing details
  • and much, much more! 


Customer Reviews

Based on 9 reviews
Great introduction to Plein Air

This dvd covers all the basics of painting outside from what you need to how to choose a potential painting site. Set up, composition and color are all covered, All in all, very good tutorial for the aspiring Plein Air artist.

Patty Perrier
Another Great Video by Laurel

This is the second video I have purchased by Laurel Daniel and it is as good as her first one. I have been painting for just a year and really want to get outside and paint. I bough the Pochade box two months ago and just cant get out the door! But, I think I now have the courage to get out there and make a few mistakes! She is a good teacher. Her first video had pictures to down load, This is helpful if you like to paint along, this video does not. Hopefully they will add the images of the photo and finished painting.

Daniel: Outdoor Painting Basics

Id very much like to see another Landscape painting by Daniel, maybe some hills trees and grassland, maybe a tree subject. I do use her process.

Raymond Rihs
a good investment

i am enjoying watching this demo. The instructions are very clear and easy to understand. I have applied what I have learned and it works for me. Just great

Bill Church
Laurel Daniel Outdoor Painting Basics

The dvd was very clear and informative. In it Laurel detailed what she was doing and why in a very understandable way.