Meet Bennett Vadnais, learn about the materials you'll use and set up your workspace.
If you're working from a drawing or photo, see how to transfer important lines and shapes to your canvas.
Establish your painting's light and dark values and develop natural and architectural forms.
Understand how colors, tints and glazes differ and how to achieve the look you want.
Add layers of color to create the effects of sun and shadow and add depth to the sky.
Build up foreground and middle-ground shapes with more opacity.
Build up sky, trees and grasses with layers of color.
Refine architectural details with techniques such as dry brushing and hatching.
Further refine details, add rough glaze and complete the work.
I really enjoyed the step-by-step building of the painting and the knowledge. The format taught me a lot and I also liked the ability to stop and return at my convenience. Thanks so much, I learned a lot.