Simple Techniques for Vibrant Sunsets DVD


Item: W0270R


Learn how to paint a sunset worth admiring in a less than a day, whether you work in open acrylics or oil! With award-winning painter Larry Moore as your guide, you’ll start class by developing a powerful composition, building a value plan and creating a color study. Then, get tips for depicting sunlit forms, layering gorgeous color and adding definition to your work with details. Love the look of light reflected on water? Larry will teach you how to paint this magical effect with confidence. Move on to refining your work by articulating edges and establishing a focal point. Plus, discover how to finish your painting with beautiful glazes, harmonious color adjustments and half-paste tricks that produce a sense of atmosphere.

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Class Sessions

The Compositional Drawing (28:35)
Meet Larry Moore, an avid outdoor painter and your guide to creating vibrant sunsets. In this first lesson, Larry takes you step-by-step through the beginning stages of a painting, starting with a simple marker drawing before moving on to oil on canvas.

The Color Study (20:47)
Now that you have a sense for the value and composition in a painting, it’s time to move on to color! By the end of this lesson, you’ll know the meaning behind such important terms as high-key, low-key and chroma, and be able to complete your own color studies.

The Initial Wash & Block-In (30:20)
With Larry’s help, you’ll learn how to complete a whole painting in less than a day by starting with an initial wash and block-in. Larry uses open acrylic as he demonstrates how to paint in zones and lay the foundations for vibrant color and sun-lit shapes.

Layering & Defining (25:16)
With the basic outline of the painting complete, it’s time to add in some detail. Larry shows you how to add layers to the sky. Then look on as he demonstrates the proper way to paint a palm frond, using techniques you’ll be able to transfer to all of your future projects.

Oil & Water (30:58)
Larry demonstrates how to block in a large sunset painting in oil. As he does so, you’ll learn how to paint all the large elements in the scene that are affected by light, from the water and the trees to the boats and pilings.

Focal Points & Edges (23:49)
You’re in control of everything in your painting, including where the viewer’s eye is likely to go first. With that in mind, Larry uses this lesson to focus on focal points. See how to employ texture, shape and pattern to help you create a central point of visual interest.

Color Adjustments & Glazing (20:49)
You’re almost done! Larry guides you through putting the finishing touches on your paintings. Learn how to take advantage of the depth and intensity offered by glaze and half-paste as you make the last few brushstrokes.

Your Instructor

Larry Moore

Larry Moore is an award-winning painter with a huge passion for nature. His paintings can be found in museum exhibits and galleries across the United States and in a variety of publications. Larry was an illustrator for thirty years, honing his knowledge of light, color and composition. Along with illustrating and painting professionally, Larry has also taught art at the college level and through a variety of workshops.


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