Online Class

Landscape Essentials: Skies

$14.99$40.00

Take your painting skills to breathtaking new heights! Capture the beauty of the sky at any time of day using acrylics or oil paints.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Kathleen Moore
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn color-mixing, application and perspective secrets for painting skies alongside artist and instructor Kathleen Moore. Start with tips for composing captivating skyscapes, preparing your canvas with layers of gradated pigment and adding key details. Next, you'll see how to paint fluffy cumulous clouds and wispy cirrus clouds with lifelike dimension and shadows. Move on to techniques for capturing the dynamism and power of windy, rainy, stormy skies. As the storm clears, Kathleen will teach you color-mixing and application techniques for painting sunrises and sunsets. Plus, you'll discover how to paint captivating night skies lit with shining stars and the glow of the moon.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Composition & Perspective
20:18
Meet Kathleen Moore, your guide to creating compelling skyscapes in acrylic or oil. Kathleen introduces the critical concepts of composition and perspective and shares tricks for creating strong reference photos. A quick thumbnail sketch helps you plan your painting before transferring details to the canvas.
2. Painting the Sky: Color & Value
19:43
3. Different Kinds of Clouds
25:52
4. Giving Dimension to Clouds
20:20
5. Stormy Skies
21:04
6. Sunrises & Sunsets
25:39
7. Nocturne
18:48

Recommended with this class

  • Oil or acrylic paint, brushes, canvas or board

Taught by

Kathleen  Moore
Kathleen Moore
Kathleen Moore has earned a living as both a graphic artist and an architectural drafter, but her true passion is for teaching art! Kathleen received her BA in art from West Texas A&M University, where she worked as an art conservation technician while in college. She later studied painting at Bruchion School in Los Angeles, CA and Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, WA — where she's now a teaching artist. Kathleen has also taught art to kids of all ages, from kindergartners to high schoolers.

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