How The Foundational Painter Course Can Help You
Do you lack a strong foundation in painting?
Have you been painting for a while and feel like no matter how much you paint it never seems to improve?
Or maybe you are completely new to oil painting and have no idea where to start?
I am VERY excited to be offering this course because it is going to help you! When it comes to painting everything is built off of the fundamentals. Once you understand the basics of painting you can start to go anywhere with it and be able to paint anything you want. This is the transformation that this course will offer. Pretty cool, huh?
Whether you are a beginner or someone who has painted before, this course will give you a complete overview of painting from the very beginning. If you feel like you never got a solid foundation in painting, this course will give you just that and fill any holes you may have in your understanding.
I have been where you are...
There was a time when I would leave my art classes close to tears in pure frustration. I was too embarrassed to show my work to anyone as it was terrible… to put it frankly! No matter how much I painted I could not understand what was wrong or how to improve my work.
Then one day I decided to set up my easel behind the best student in the class so I could observe how she painted what she was looking at. I in turn painted the same object she was painting so I could understand her process. As I did this, something clicked in my mind and I started to understand how the language of painting works. This moment was a turning point for me in my development as a painter as I was able to move forward in my skills because I understood the basics of painting.
Now you can too because I will show you how!
Why are the basic fundamentals in painting important?
Because the basics are everything. Without learning the fundamentals you will be at a loss when it comes to creating a painting. Painting is made up of certain elements such as light and dark values, edges, color, temperature, composition and geometry. These formal elements all make up the language of painting. And it is these basic fundamental elements that the old masters used to create their works - as well as painters of today.
For example, if you look at paintings by Velazquez, Vermeer and Cezanne what do they all have in common? They all use the same language of painting. They created great works because they had a solid understanding in the fundamentals of painting! In fact, ALL of the old masters were able to paint as well as they did because they knew the basics of painting. That is why focusing on the basic fundamentals is the key to success.
Whether you are a complete beginner and have no idea where to start or are someone who has dabbled or just never received a solid foundation - this course will be a gold mine for you. It covers all of the basic fundamental elements of painting - after completing it you will be a confident painter and will know how to grow as a painter and artist. Once you have the fundamentals under your belt you will be able to build on them and do more complicated things.