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New Online Course
Backgrounds & Shadows 
Apple Blossom & Quince

4 - Week Interactive Course
Save 20% on Early registration
Course begins June 3 - July 1 
Free Bonus included
I am so excited, as we are getting closer to the launch date I wanted to let you know that I keep coming up with ideas and have been adding more information and new assignments, I think you are going to really love this course.
Once the course starts and you are logged (if you like) you can download the video lessons to your computer or device so you can paint anywhere at anytime.
The 4-week time span is meant to keep you inspired and on track, but you can also go at your own pace and have lifetime access to the content. During the course I am available to all students for comments and depending on my schedule I will be checking in to the Disqus page often for painting reviews. For more information visit the Enroll in course link.
Interaction is optional and not required
Ask questions, upload paintings for review & more
Reference photos & line drawings available

When it comes to backgrounds, do you paint the background first, or leave it for last, keep it the white of the paper or add lots detail and color. These are just of a few of the questions we will be covering. In this course, I’ll help you find new ideas and different approaches to apply into your paintings using a push-pull affect to create more depth,
  • Learn how to create your own reference material for future paintings.
  • Understand how to change the feeling of a painting to brighten it up, make it moody or intense and dramatic.
  • Before painting learn how to test backgrounds with some very easy techniques, and even more challenging options in Photoshop, while still keeping it as simple as possible.
Course includes two full step-by-step paintings "Apple Blossom" & "Quince" and how to how to change and rearrange reference photos to transform it into a more pleasing composition.
  • Have a better understanding of the water to color ratio, why values are important and how color intensity helps to create the results you want.
  • Have a better idea of how to recover from a dreaded bloom in the middle of your painting and use it to your advantage.
  • The full course opens on the specified date and runs for 4 weeks.
  • Have lifetime access and paint at your own pace
  • After the end date of the course, you can still participate with limited interaction.
Save 20% by following the direct link or use Coupon Code: AppleShadow
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