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Plein Air: Landscape Painting Techniques for Success

By Ian Roberts

SKU# T0338-T0348-GROUPED

Learn to create great landscape paintings by improving your plein air painting skills with Ian Roberts!

How do you choose a good plein air composition? Join Ian Roberts in this video workshop to learn the answer! You'll discover how to evaluate the landscape around you with an artist's eye. Find and frame landscape subjects that have strong and dramatic compositions, and learn the skills to translate that into beautiful and realistic oil paintings. Ian will lead you through skill-building exercises plus a start-to-finish demonstration to ensure that you master the necessary skills for success! Take the beautiful landscape scenes you see and translate them into dynamic finished works full of color and strong composition.

Preview Plein Air: Landscape Painting Techniques for Success now for painting tips on how to frame and crop your subject, plus what to look for in the landscape to create strong shapes and dynamic design that captivates your viewer's eye.

To teach you the necessary elements of successful outdoor painting, Plein Air: Landscape Painting Techniques for Success is broken into these chapters:

  1. Establish the Composition
  2. Establish Shadow Shapes
  3. Bring in the Lights
  4. Develop the Center of Interest
  5. Make Final Adjustments

You'll be surprised how simple it is to create beautiful, well-designed landscape paintings with instruction from Ian Roberts! You'll learn how to find a strong subject, create simple value drawings, and paint a landscape scene, in addition to learning helpful oil painting and color mixing techniques.

To get the most out of your landscape paintings, make sure you take a look at the other video workshops in this series:
Design: Landscape Painting Techniques for Success
Color: Landscape Painting Techniques for Success


Oil Paints:
Titanium White
Cadmium Yellow Light (or Lemon)
Cadmium Yellow Medium (or Dark)
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Orange
Cadmium Red Light
Alizarin Crimson
Quinacridone Magenta
Dioxazine Purple
Ultramarine Blue
Phthalo Blue
Phthalo Green
Chrome Oxide Green


Color chips from paint store (low intensity colors)
Bristle brushes
Paper towels


Painting for over 40 years, Ian's work can be seen in the U.S. and Canada, and he is an artist member of the California Art Club and a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Ian teaches plein air painting internationally through his school Atelier Saint-Luc, and he is author of Mastering Composition: Techniques and Principles to Dramatically Improve Your Painting, published by North Light Books. Visit him at for more information.

Author/Speaker/Editor Ian Roberts
File Type MP4
ISBN 13 9781440334986
Runtime 69 minutes
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