After my recent Blockbuster Movie Trailer for these new lessons was published on my Facebook page some of my friends thought that I was going too far. After all this is a painting lesson not a movie production! Yes - true! But I wanted to show them that loose, fresh and spontaneous painting is so much fun. And that is the point. Painting is meant to be fun too.
So when you you want to let go and paint fast and free - do so! And here is how you can get a preview and a special offer.
This new lesson is about painting fast and spontaneously in the alla prima tradition. All in one session. Big, bold and full of movement. It does not always work out, but when it does you will love it all the more.
Wet into Wet
The other technique that alla prima relies on is painting wet into wet. This is easier to do with oil paints due to slow drying times. Use this approach to ensure soft edges where relevant. In this demo you will see soft edges in the trees. I do this by brushing over the edges of the shape. Also by using a lower value color on the edges. This makes the transition from dark shape to light sky shape softer.
An interesting feature is the color change along the edges of trees and foliage. When you look at these shapes in real life you may notice a bluish tinge. Even violet tinge of color along the edges of the branches and leaves. This is a natural phenomenon due to light diffraction. Try and use this by painting a darker sky color with a little violet along the edges of the trees. Also in the sky holes in the foliage.
Keep Color Clean
A risk with this approach is to mix up color on the canvas and muddy it all up. Avoid this by wiping your brush off with tissue paper often. Especially when changing color and values. Wiping the brush is more important than always washing the brush in spirits. Solvents tend to dull color and thin the paint. So keep an eye on the color you are painting with and keeping the brush clean.
Preview and Special
You can click the link below to view the course. Watch the preview lessons too. If you are interested in joining the class you will see that I am offering a lovely 40% discount on the course fee.
So check it out and have fun doing the painting. No overthinking this one. Let it flow! Join the course here!
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