Charlie Hunter

Charlie Hunter: Rule Breaking Landscapes


Video Length: 3 Hours 11 Minutes
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Join rebel artist Charlie Hunter as he answers the one question he hears the most: “How do you do that?”

Charlie is going to show you how to take what could be an overwhelming task — painting a detailed natural landscape — and break it down into easily understood components. This is what will help you solve the problems inherent in capturing unfamiliar scenery in a way that is unforced — because hey, it’s nature, it’s not supposed to be forced!

This is where the beautiful magic happens, and you need to know this stuff!

You’ll be able to apply these techniques to your own paintings in order to tell your own stories in your own way … it’ll be the new rebel you!

And you’ll feel like you’re hanging out with Charlie and getting an idea of why he’s so cheerful all the time. And how he came to be a rebel and be totally OK with that. You might hear a few bad words, and we apologize in advance for anything off-color he says (but if you’re still reading this, we’re pretty sure you can handle it!).

There’s also a one-on-one with Charlie and me chatting about lots of different things. You’ll get a digital gallery of some of his amazing work — definitely don’t want to miss this.


But seriously … Charlie may be his own unique and wonderful character, but he’s also a brilliant painter with much to teach.

Guides the path so the viewer naturally follows along in the story

  • Wields a sword brush like a swashbuckling pirate
  • Strategically uses color so that value does the heavy lifting (is there more than just murky brown?)
  • Avoids stepping in zebra poop (yes, he’ll explain)
  • Applies cool marks with interesting tools, creating amazing effects that people can’t seem to figure out on their own (make a list for a trip to the hardware store!)


And you’ll get to see Charlie’s signature moves:

  • The “Drink Coffee and Go ‘Hmmmmm’” technique
  • The “You are So Stupid” maneuver
  • His “If You Can’t Dazzle Them With Brilliance, Then Baffle Them With BS” routine
  • The “How Dental Tools Can Improve Your Painting” shtick
  • The “Squinting to Save Yourself From Having to Paint Every Damn Thing” miracle
  • His “Avoid Marching Soldiers” mantra
  • The “Paint Drips Make Great Tree Trunks” anecdote


And frankly, if nothing else, you’ll get a good laugh. This man holds nothing back. He even made our editors blush!


Customer Reviews

Based on 47 reviews
helen wilkinson
Charlie Hunter: Rule Breaking Landscapes

Far more than an instructional video, Charlie presents his ideas on art and painting in a very humerous and accessible way . There is an abundance of useful inf...

Marianne Denman
Charlie Hunter: Rule Breaking Landscapes

What I loved about this video is that Charlie is incredibly generous in explaining his technique. I've watched many videos where they discuss composition and va...

Tony Schnarsky
5-1/2 Stars is Gushing

This won't take long. Everything Charlie says I've done with gutless awareness that I was on to a few moves. The difference is he walk slowly, and looks at scene and after the reckless washes, spunging and rub outs stays with thd painting. I thought I was done after 2 hours. He is still out there in the rain.

Maggie Mardis
Informative and Fun

This was a great video for a watercolorist beginning to use oils to see. The nature of the oils he uses lend themselves to drips and blending that I am familiar with in watercolor. His teaching is clear and down to earth. His emphasis on strong design and line work will help me in my work. He takes a slow approach and teaches us to look and evaluate our marks. My only disappointment is that there was no film showing his drawing technique. As lover of photography, design and tonal work this was perfect for me. I have my gear set up to try his techniques and integrate them into my work.

Dennis Dooley
Charlie has an amazing way of rendering what he sees!

I have watched Charlie paint, and had conversations with him at the Door Co. Plein Air events, and always find his use of minimal color, and great design in such a wonderful way. I like his paintings that contain paintings, better than his landscape work, but that is because of what he does with them. His way of painting is different from mine, but is amazing none the less. A character and great artist!