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Simple Techniques for Vibrant Sunsets

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Paint breathtaking, impressionistic sunsets in a matter of hours. Learn techniques for composition, capturing light, finishing and more.

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What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Larry Moore
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

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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.

Lesson Breakdown

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
3. The Initial Wash & Block-In
4. Layering & Defining
5. Oil & Water
6. Focal Points & Edges
7. Color Adjustments & Glazing

Recommended with this class

  • Oil or acrylic paint, brushes, canvas or board

Taught by

Larry Moore
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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