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Have you ever wanted a course that can explain every aspect of painting - from the beginning, in a way that is straight-forward and simple? American Impressionist, Debra Huse teaches the approach of EVERY pro. Whether you are a beginner or more advanced student, you will learn solid techniques that will spring board your work into the next level. This course is a fun way for you to FINALLY, REALLY LEARN THE FUNDAMENTALS
for creating dynamic and confident paintings.
Lesson 1 - Light, Value, & Form
What is value, light & form? How does it work and why is it so important? In this lesson, you will actually see, understand and apply VALUE, LIGHT & FORM in your paintings! Find your light source and follow it through your painting. Understand distance and atmosphere.
Lesson 2 - Color Creates Magic
In Color Creates Magic, Debra dives deeper into understanding valuesand how they relate to color. Learn how to use color to 'show-off" an area. Use opposite colors to mute each other.You will gain the vital knowledge needed to create paintings that have form, depth and excitement. We will also discuss Gamblin oil paint, Rosemary & Co brushes & technique.
Lesson 3 - Palette & Color Wheel
Set-up your paint on your palette using Debra Huse's Famous "Keep you out of Trouble" palette guide
Debra will teach you how to paint your own color wheel. Learn to mix colors and find the Value of each Color. Learn brush techniques.
Lesson 4 - Design, Don't Copy
Debra teaches how to create a dynamic design. Try a Notan. This is a drawing with markers to decide design and placement of values. Consider your design for your sunflower. Create don't copy. Then together we will carry the design to canvas as you begin to create a beautiful value painting. Brushwork is very important. Learn new techniques!
Lesson 5 - Complimenting with Color
We will be painting the color version of the sunflower. Set up your 6x8 panel, replenish your palette and follow Debra as she guides you step-by-step. Debra will show you how she carves her background around the subject, using color theory to create vibrant and interesting shapes and edges. The lesson will combine what you learned in the previous lessons about value and color. Learn how much or little detail is needed to complete your painting.
Lesson 6 - Key Insights & Techniques
Learn different ways to hold your brush to get the right effect & what types of brushes create the desired strokes. See Debra's "Lay It Down & Leave It Alone" techniques that will keep you from overworking your painting!
Lesson 7 - Make It Simple & Fun
Make it Simple & Fun! concludes Big Bold Basics with a 8x6" sailboat painting.
Debra leads you step-by-step through this fun, bold and colorful Paint-Along.
Be sure to pause and paint with Debra step-by-step to completion.
DESIGN IT, DRAW IT, BIG SHAPES, KEEP IT SIMPLE, SCRUB IN DARKS (THINLY), LAY IT DOWN AND LEAVE IT ALONE, CARVE THE EDGES, SIGN IT, FRAME IT.
Lesson 8 - BONUS - Frame & Enjoy It!
Included as a special bonus, Debra will show you how simple it is to frame your own work with
minimal tools and supplies. Also included is a PDF with all the supplies and links that you will need.
It's so easy to do-it-yourself.
Lesson 9 - Bonus - letter better!
Debra created this fun and casual video that gives you the basics on adding lettering to a painting. Keep it simple, don't make it too perfect. Hope you learn and enjoy!