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with Larry Moore
Online Class

Simple Techniques for Vibrant Sunsets

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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.


  • intermediate
  • 7 episodes
  • 3h0m

Included in this Class

1. The Compositional Drawing

1. The Compositional Drawing

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.

2. The Color Study

2. The Color Study

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.

3. The Initial Wash & Block-In

3. The Initial Wash & Block-In

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.

Recommended with this class

  • Oil or acrylic paint, brushes, canvas or board