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“Landscape Painting & Design” is about how to master the design, the most critical part of your painting, and how to apply it to create a successful landscape painting.
Paul will give you a full demonstration starting with the most important step of all, the sketch.
Most artists, strangely enough, completely skip the crucial sketching phase. In this video, Paul Kratter will show you how to sketch your way to success, putting you miles ahead of those who skip this step.
The humble sketch, when done right, gives your paintings more atmosphere, more drama, and more elements that engage the viewer’s senses.
Without this step, not only will your paintings look amateurish, but you’ll also have a hard time solving problems you’ll encounter later on as you‘re painting.
He’ll share with you what to put in, what to leave out, composition tips, design secrets he learned throughout his 20+ years as a professional illustrator, and much more.
Once you’ve mastered this important step, your landscape painting will look much better… and your viewers will love you for it.
You’ll also discover interesting lessons like how to achieve better atmosphere and depth when painting mountains…
…the simple trick to make mountains look tall and majestic…
…how to make the background recede into the distance…
….the best way to paint colorful grasses without making mud…
….tips for painting realistic rocks (NOT potatoes!)...
…how to paint water with sparkle and depth (another key feature in mastering design)...
…how to use the cross hatching technique in your sketch to get your values right… plus many other tips and strategies.
He’s also sharing his “3Q” method that helps create paintings with better values, colors, and intensities.
You’re going to learn a variety of techniques, including:
Your journey towards becoming the best artist you can be is about to start.
To do that, you need a great instructor. So let’s meet him!
Painting lessons are never boring with Paul Kratter!
If you want your learning journey to be fun, full of laughter, and extremely insightful, Paul Kratter won’t disappoint you.
He loves teaching. He’s more than happy to impart over 40 years of professional experience - 22 years as a commercial illustrator and 18 years as a plein air painter.
His background has instilled strong drawing and design skills and a robust belief in graphic shapes and storytelling.
In fact, Paul describes himself as “A Designer of Shapes” - and you’re about to learn some of the best trade secrets directly from him.
Imagine how amazing your paintings will be after you learn from him!
He’s going to talk a lot. He shares his thoughts freely. That means you’re going to hear his internal thought-process. This will help you understand the reasons behind his decisions, which is only going to turn you into a much better artist.
He’s going to make mistakes, but he’s not going to hide them. Instead, he’s going to show you how he fixes them.
Learning from Paul Kratter might just be the best decision you ever make!
Here’s a small taste of what’s inside “Landscape Painting & Design”: