Beginners Acrylic Impressionistic Seascape Course
£12.50GBP / $ 19USD / 18EUR / $ 25CAD / $ 26AUD
(exchange rates may vary slightly)
Do you want to paint with Acrylics but don’t know where to begin?
Whether you’re just learning how to paint or wanting to gain confidence in a new medium.
Many of my students struggle to create landscape paintings that have that ‘impressionistic’ quality and gestural brush marks.
I want to help you achieve your true potential as an artist, so I’ve created a comprehensive 1 1/2 hour downloadable video course (this is not a DVD– it is a downloadable movie file with PDF reference photo) to teach you the secrets of stunning landscapes.
The Acrylic Impressionistic Seascape Course takes you through, step-by-step how to create a lovely painterly seascape using classical painting techniques with Acrylic Paint, alongside a material list.
Simple Step-by-step Beginners Acrylic Painting Course
Part 1. Painting with a Limited Palette
- Start using 2 colours and white to establish a classical underpainting.
- Learn how Acrylics can be painted thinly like Watercolours and thick Impasto like Oils.
- Loose free-flowing brush marks to create an impressionistic feel.
In Part 1, you’ll use a limited palette of just 3 colours plus white, anyone can do it!
Not only will you learn how the Old masters started their paintings but you will also discover how to create an impressionistic feel in your work using only 2 brushes!
Part 2. Introducing Vibrancy and detail
- How to choose the right pigments to add vibrancy to your painting
- See how easy it is to change the mood of your painting with Acrylics
- Learn how to balance a tonal underpainting with a vivid sky
In Part 2, we learn how vibrancy and freshness can be easily introduced, just by adding the right pigment and instantly change the mood of a painting.
Part 3. Colour Matching with a Full Palette
- Mastering a Full palette of 5 colours plus white
- Learn how to mix and match colours accurately
- How using the ‘right’ white in your painting can make a big difference
In the final Part 3, we introduce a full palette and learn the process of mixing and matching accurate colours using our reference photo as our guide.
This skill is invaluable and will set you in good stead for any future painting you do.
The 3 stages of the painting
Developing your artists style
When you’re first learning to paint you can often get distracted by the details, by taking an impressionistic approach it can help you to ‘loosen up’ and create expression in your paintings.
The problem with learning to paint is, where do you begin when you’ve got so many ideas but don’t know where to start?
So when you attempt your first painting more often than not, you use too many colours – too soon, resulting in paintings that fall short of your expectations.
The acrylics dry too quickly and you just can’t get the blending or the colour mixing right.
What’s worse, you don’t know how to fix it.
This 3 part video will provide you with a great introduction to creating professional, expressive, impressionistic seascapes in Acrylics.
Here are a couple of recent quotes from my students:
“I bought Wills seascape lesson – I have seen many artists on youtube and very few lessons unless you buy buy buy – but Will – you share more then you take my money – not only am I impressed with that – I learnt more in your seascape about colour and limited palette and tonal value then I have ever learnt from anyone. With your teaching I can go on to create my own works – you are an awesome person and artist and teacher – thankyou”
“Hi Will, I like the Seascape course and it has given me a lot of insights in the working process when painting in acrylics…I like to thank you for sharing so much valuable information, it is so generous of you! You have so much high quality advice for aspiring artists on this site and it’s just great to have found it.”
The downloads require broadband and can take about 10 minutes to download.
£12.50GBP / $ 19USD / 18EUR / $ 25CAD / $ 26AUD
(exchange rates may vary slightly)
So how does it work?
After clicking ‘Add to Cart’ you can pay via Paypal using a credit/ debit card or a Paypal account.
Don’t have a Paypal Account?
In most countries, Paypal offers an option for you to pay using Paypal, without opening a Paypal account.
Here is a screenshot from UK Paypal.
Once you’ve paid, after a few seconds you’ll be redirected to a download page containing all the video links and Information (see image example below)
You will also be emailed your download link as a backup.
How big are the video files?
To download the course, you ideally need a broadband connection as the video files are quite large – you do not receive a DVD.
You then have to Download and Save the video tutorials onto your home computer.
This can take up to 20 minutes for each file depending on your internet speed.
(Please Note: If you want to watch the videos using an iPad, you need a free app called ‘Documents’ this will allow you to download and save the files – you can read more about Downloading to an iPad here)
Do you have a DVD version of the course available?
Do I need a special program to watch the videos on my computer?
No, the video files are MP4 ‘s and 95% of computers/laptops will have a media player on them.
If you have earlier software that doesn’t have a media player, you can download one for free.
or VLC media player (also free) VLC Media Player http://www.videolan.org/
To view the PDF files, you need Adobe Reader (also free to download)
How do I download the videos onto my Computer/iPad?
Download Page example
On a P.C
Hover the mouse over the orange ‘Click here’ link and ‘right-click’ your mouse. There will be an option that says ‘Save Link as’
Click this option and a box should come up saying where do you want to say the files (eg, desktop, whatever your files names are called) decide where to save them and then the file should start to download, it might take 10 minutes before it downloads fully (depending on internet speed.)
On a Mac
Click the ‘click here’ link.
It will give you the option to ‘Open with’ or ‘Save file’
You want to click ‘Save as’ and the file will download into your downloads.
Can I download the videos to my iPad?
Firstly, I would download the files onto a desktop or laptop if you have one, just so you have a copy of the files.
Then you have a couple of options, either to transfer via iTunes or to purchase an app on the iPad.
Use a separate app
If you have an iPad you can use a free app called ‘Documents’ to be able to download the video files onto your iPad.
Please note: Without the app you won’t be able to download and save the videos directly to your iPad. here is a more in-depth tutorial on how to download the lessons to an iPad.
Transferring files via iTunes
If you have a Mac you can:
1. Download the files to your desktop (or find the ones you’ve already saved)
2. Plug in iPad to Mac
3. Open iTunes
4. Drag MP4′s (video files of the course) on the Mac into TV shows or Movies
5. To Play on iPad open the Videos App then look under TV shows or Movies
6. The MP4 video files from the course should play fine.
If you’re on a PC you can download iTunes here and go through the same process.
Can I download onto my Tablet?
Not directly – to download the videos onto your tablet you need to download them to your main computer first and that transfer to your tablet via USB. Here are the instructions from one of my students:
“Here is what I did to get the files onto my Android tablet from a PC.
1. From your link I downloaded the files to my Download folder on my PC. From there I moved them to my Video folder. (which is part of the Libraries folder on Windows 7)
2.I connected my tablet via USB cable to my PC
3.Using Windows Explorer, I copied the files from the PC Video folder, to a folder on my Acer Aconia tablet called Videos.
4. To view the course on my tablet. I click on the App called Multi- media and use the Acer media video app.’
Windows explorer is a graphical file manager in the Windows operating system that displays the contents of Libraries, folders and files. I do not know if this would affect the routine or not, but my tablet is 2 years old and for newer tablets there might be an easier routine.”
Can I download the video files and put them onto my own DVD or USB flash drive to watch on a DVD player/TV?
Yes, you can download the files onto a DVD or USB flash drive.
Downloading to a USB Flash Drive
You can download the files direct to a USB flash drive that will give you portability and extra storage.
Downloading to a DVD
Not all DVD players will playback Mp4 files.
There are a couple of options:
1. DVD playback on another computer:
If you burn the MP4 files onto a DVD and then play the DVD in another computer or laptop it should play without a problem if you have an up to date media player that supports MP4s.
(If you need an up to date media Player you can download one here: VLC media player (also free) VLC Media Player http://www.videolan.org/)
2. DVD playback on a DVD player with a file Converter
It depends on if your DVD player supports MP4 video files.
Many DVD players will say MP4 on the front tray, for example ‘DVD/Audio CD/DivX/MP4/MP3/’
Some older DVD player do not support MP4 because MP4 is a format with different decodes.
If you have an older DVD player you will have to convert the files using free software.
The MP4 to DVD converter from www.freemake.com is a good choice.