Scott W. Prior

Scott W. Prior: Vibrant CityScapes


Video Length: 5 Hours
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World-Class Painter Shows You How to Paint An Everyday Cityscape

Cities fascinate us.

We love the energy, the colors, the sounds, and the people.

Most of the world lives in the city … and cities are some of the places most visited by tourists.

And while many of today’s plein air painters enjoy painting rural landscapes, some of the best known painters of all time painted cityscapes. Today, a growing number of plein air painters are returning to these roots and capturing the vibe of the cities they visit.

These painters capture those little moments that reveal the emotion, the energy, and the people that make cities an important part of the lives of so many.

Paintings of cities have been around since the beginning of cities.

Edouard Cortes, Eugene Boudin, and Claude Monet painted the lights of Paris and London.

Canaletto painted Venice.

Childe Hassam painted the skyscrapers of New York.

Now a crazy man from Southern California has become a renowned city painter…

Scott W. Prior is known not just for documenting the city in paint … but for capturing the feel and energy of the place he is painting.

While many artists around him focused on painting landscapes, Scott found interesting stories that needed to be told by capturing the city in paint

… a classic, yet radical idea at the time. Scott likes to buck the system, and he does what works for him artistically. Maybe you're the same.

Vibrant Cityscapes With Scott W. Prior

We conducted an interview with Scott.

It was, quite simply, fascinating.

He revealed:

What he focused on in high school instead of art…
Why he didn’t pursue a role at Disney (or another animation company) in favor of staying in school…
And why he’s a “rebel” — something that comes across in his painting (this is very much a good thing, by the way!)
Why he’s so passionate about helping others.

Now, we’ve conducted a lot of these interviews with artists…

But it’s safe to say this was one of the most interesting yet.

And now for the great news:

You get a recording of this interview alongside this special art instruction video — it comes as part of the package.

Of course, you’re probably wondering what’s included in the art instruction video itself.


So here’s a sneak peek:

  • How to paint a yellow subject and capture the warmth and light that hits it. (You’ll be amazed at what colors you will use!)
  • The 13 colors Scott lays out on his palette (plus a couple of “experimental” colors too)
  • How to stop your painting from “growing” too much. (Scott explains what this means and how you can prevent it from happening.)
  • Why Scott leaves the “best part” as the last thing he paints
  • The two major benefits of things overlapping in your painting
  • The specific brand of brush Scott uses (and the specific brand of paint)
  • Why drawing through a vehicle in your painting can help you. (Scott shows you how to do it.)
  • How to measure your proportions
  • What Scott has to say about drawing the trees in your painting (and how this can make it much easier — and faster — for you to draw them)
  • There are certain details you might not pay much attention to in other forms of painting. But in urban scenes? You must pay attention to them. (Hint: It has to do with windows.)
  • How to paint a “bouncing” reflection
  • How to paint light on people
  • How Scott uses the colors in his palette to help with color harmony
  • The speedy way Scott paints wires. (Many cityscapes will include wires, so it’s important you know how to do this.)
  • The fascinating way Scott makes a person’s shirt “pop out” using blue and white
  • Scott adds minor details to the focal point toward the end … which is the kind of attention to detail YOU should have. (These details add more “dimension” to your painting.)
  • A clever way to indicate what’s going on in the background of your painting — without having to spend much time on it

Plus a whole lot more