Marcia Burtt

Marcia Burtt: Landscapes


Video Length: 2 Hours 30 Minutes
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A Painting Adventure

Marcia works in acrylics, but her lessons on painting are broad and will appeal to many artists.

As an expert outdoor painter, Marcia will guide you on an exciting adventure, even when the weather isn’t favorable. With this video, you can paint outside or inside.

  • Properly set up your easel for a smoother painting experience
  • Use the ocean tide to your best advantage, and plan ahead
  • Observe light and weather and how to recognize changes so you can adjust quickly
  • Appreciate changing conditions — you’ll learn to love the process! 
  • The magic of carving negative space with paint!
  • Start off using a limited palette … you’ll be so glad you did because it removes the stress of jumping into color mixing!
  • How a large brush will help you do more than just put paint on your canvas! (This will surprise you for sure!)
  • Marcia debunks mistakes … this, you MUST know!
  • The simple way to add detail and refinement (you may already know, but you’ll do it more freely now!)
  • Incorporate qualities just because you love them! (Now that’s refreshing, isn’t it?)
  • Picking subjects that excite you (trust us, you’ll be a better painter because of it)
  • Silencing that mean-spirited inner critic so you enjoy what you do!
  • And so much more!


The Trouble With Living in a Beautiful World!

Artists see the world differently than other people do.

Let’s face it … when we see crashing waves against a glowing sunset or a vibrant meadow blanketed with colorful flowers, something happens within us.

The feeling is intense … not only do our hearts melt, we yearn to document the moment in a painting we can already envision in our minds.

It sounds so idyllic … until we try to paint it!

Suddenly we’re struggling because we’re trying to remember all the rules every instructor has ever taught us. Head spinning, we try to follow so many rules that sometimes our paintings feel cluttered and lack beauty.

Prepare yourself, those days are gone!

No More Handcuffs

You’re a creative person. You should not feel like you are handcuffed by rules alone. Painting should be fun and you should feel free!

Marcia will help you gain that freedom, help you have more fun, and, most importantly, help you paint beautiful landscapes. 

After watching and some practice, you’ll feel the satisfaction of being a better painter. You’ll no longer have to be embarrassed about what others might think. You’ll be proud to say, “I painted that,” and you’ll start to receive compliments on your work.

No rules, no worries!  

“I’m still ‘learning’ rules from artists who wonder why I seem to do everything wrong, and I’m not even troubled by it,” says artist Marcia Burtt. 

If you love rules and systems, and don’t care to be playful and free, this video may not be for you … it may be more suited to those who want to paint without fear, paint what they want when they want, and not have stress or guilt about it!

Marcia’s refreshing approach to landscape painting combines a strong foundation, clear instruction, and FUN, all in one video. It’s a lot easier than you think!

Best of all, you’re going to see a whole new way to paint that is just what you need for your own renewal. 

This video shows you how to: 

Skip the planning and jump right into painting. If you don’t have much experience in drawing, this is for you. Forget thumbnails and sketching.  

Stop the worrying about making mistakes. Teaching from her expertise, Marcia shows you how to turn a mistake into a masterpiece.

“I offer no rules, only methods, but focus strongly on the importance of preparation. Then I show how I use acrylics even through adverse conditions. I hope to let the student see how to use unpredictability of weather as a way to stimulate creative excitement.”— Marcia Burtt 


Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Elizabeth Kellerman
Marcia Burtt: Landscapes

A must own for acrylic landscape painters or those who want to capture the California loose style of painting.

Lorraine Graham

I loved the Marcia Burtt video on landscapes.


I DO lover her work, and I've used the video as background noise, because the sound of the ocean is very soothing to me. She is personable and likeable. However, as a teaching video, I would say it was more of a demo, and the painting drastically changed as the work went on, which may be a method for some (there is no method here), which I wish I had understood better. Again, I really like her work.