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Painting the Imagined Landscape in Acrylics

with Greg Houston
Painting the Imagined Landscape in Acrylics
Develop essential acrylic skills and paint a dreamlike landscape inspired by your imagination!

Explore traditional and imagined landscape paintings as you learn foundational acrylic techniques from award-winning illustrator Greg Houston. Discover how to use color and artistic devices to convey mood, and create an underpainting that sets the stage for your landscape composition. Define ground, sky and shadows and build layers of warm and cool hues with expressive energy. Once you’ve mastered the classic landscape motif, play with color palette, texture and style to create a surreal scene inspired by your unique artistic vision. Enhance your painting with layering, glazing and ethereal effects and create an imagined landscape that shows off your creative style.

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Lesson 1. Naturalist & Symbolist Landscapes

  • Meet your instructor, professional illustrator and graphic novel artist Greg Houston. Youíll gain insight into the techniques youíll learn over the course of this class before tapping into your creative side as you begin to look for inspiration in new places.


Lesson 2. Drawing Inspiration


Lesson 3. Warm Landscape Underpainting


Lesson 4. Warm Landscape Development


Lesson 5. Warm Landscape Finishing


Lesson 6. Cool Landscape


Lesson 7. Cool Landscape Detail Work

"I loved this course. I have taken quite a few fine art classes, and this one was so much fun. I love the fantasy, imaginative element to the paintings and how liberating it is to be able to paint something that you want, rather than what's in front of you.(...) This course was fun to watch from beginning to end and I did it all in nearly one sitting! The instructor, Greg Houston, is lively, amusing and very easy to listen to. I enjoyed his sense of humor and how personal it felt to watch him. I watched this course on my ipad at my partner's house, and he kept shuffling up to me on the sofa to watch it too. It became our evening viewing! I would recommend this course to anyone looking for something a little bit different."
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