Learn to Paint With Impact

From ordinary to stunning paintings! What makes a painting stand out from the rest? Learn how to add impact to your art.
Learn to Paint With Impact
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10.78 GB
Total length :
7h 36m



Malcolm Dewey


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Learn to Paint With Impact

What you’ll learn

This course will show you how to assess a subject like an artist. Compose and paint a subject with confidence for maximum impact.
You will know how to mix colors to the correct value.
Why edges are so important.
How to use brushwork effectively.
Apply this system to studio and plein air painting.

Learn to Paint With Impact


Paints: (oils, acrylic or watercolor) titanium white, cadmium red light, cadmium yellow light and ultramarine blue. Size 6 and 8 flat brushes. A painting knife. Palette. Sketch pad and black felt tip marker – wedge shape tip. Grey marker optional. Pencils: 2B and 6B. Painting panels: size 6 x 8″ or 10 x 12″
A passion for painting!


This course is designed to fill in the gaps left by conventional art instruction. We all want our paintings to stand out. To express our feelings or catch the eye of a collector. What is it that makes a painting move from ordinary to stunning?The secret is learning how to see like an artist. No matter what your subject the basic foundation for color, value, edges and shapes needs to be in place. I take this further with extensive video demonstrations that give you the confidence to try yourself. Challenging and fun assignments with demonstrations will help you put theory into practice. In this course you will learn by doing – the best way! Supplemented with over 200 pages of notes, video, slideshows and full demonstrations you will be able to take your painting to higher levels quickly and confidently.This course will give you the confidence and direction to paint with impact.What Others are Saying:I’ve been painting for many years, but never had formal study. This course is a great way to learn the foundations of painting & tools that will help drive my painting to the next level. (Lynne)Very well done. Very professional. (Bruce)Malcolm is an excellent instructor. He is welcoming and knowledgeable..I am looking forward to learning A LOT! (Joyce)Very thorough course. Unbelievable amount of information for the money I paid. Great instruction, Malcolm! (Linda)With over 202 Five Star Reviews on Udemy there is a good prospect that you will find useful and practical painting tips from my courses. My primary goal is to make a difference to YOUR painting and increase your enjoyment of painting for years to come.I hope you can join me today.SincerelyMalcolm(Course Updated October.2018)


Section 1: Introduction

Lecture 1 Welcome!

Lecture 2 The Course Overview

Section 2: Your Painting Materials

Lecture 3 Materials Required for This Course

Lecture 4 The Ideal Painting Surface: Make Your Own Painting Panels

Lecture 5 How To Prime Your Painting Panel

Lecture 6 Traditional Stretched Canvas Options

Lecture 7 Make Your Own Stretched Canvas

Section 3: Your Studio Set-Up

Lecture 8 Your Painting Haven

Section 4: Use Shapes and Values for Impact

Lecture 9 An Introduction to This Section on Shapes

Lecture 10 Shapes: Materials Required

Lecture 11 Values: A Quick Primer

Lecture 12 Introduction to Notan Paintings

Lecture 13 Notan Painting & Values

Lecture 14 Ready to Start Assignments?

Lecture 15 Assignment 2

Lecture 16 Outline Studies Introduction

Lecture 17 Outline Study Demo

Lecture 18 Ready For Another Assignment?

Lecture 19 Paint a Four Value Study

Lecture 20 Assignment 4

Lecture 21 Color Outline Painting

Lecture 22 Assignment 5: Color Value Studies

Section 5: Color and Light

Lecture 23 An Introduction to Color

Lecture 24 The Three Qualities of Color

Lecture 25 How to Use Color Relationships For Impact

Lecture 26 Color Mixing With Limited Palette

Lecture 27 How to Mix Neutral Color

Section 6: Advanced Color

Lecture 28 How to Mix Darks

Lecture 29 Light, Shade & Reflections

Lecture 30 More About Light & Shade

Lecture 31 Light and Shadow Painting Demonstration

Lecture 32 Color Maps and Color Notes

Lecture 33 Assignment 6: Color Maps

Lecture 34 Advanced Assignments Continue below!

Section 7: How to Paint Edges for Impact

Lecture 35 The Importance of Edges

Lecture 36 More about Edges and Brushwork

Lecture 37 Typical Edges

Section 8: The Four Keys to Paintings With Impact

Lecture 38 4 Keys To Painting With Impact

Lecture 39 Recap: The Critical Pillar To Learn

Lecture 40 Demo: How Shapes Help You Make a Great Start

Section 9: Design Your Painting for Impact

Lecture 41 An Introduction to Composition

Lecture 42 Composition Classics

Lecture 43 Essential Design Elements

Lecture 44 Composition Example: Part 1 – The Problem

Lecture 45 Composition Example Part 2: The Solution

Lecture 46 Composition Example Part 3: How to Simplify the Scene

Section 10: Drawing for Painters

Lecture 47 An Introduction to Drawing for the Painter

Lecture 48 Drawing Tips For The Painter

Section 11: Painterly Brushwork

Lecture 49 Brushwork Signature

Lecture 50 Thick Paint Techniques

Lecture 51 Brushwork Techniques

Lecture 52 Big Brush Little Brush Intro

Lecture 53 Big Brush Demo Painting Part 1

Lecture 54 Big Brush Demo Painting Part 2

Lecture 55 Big Brush Demo Part 3: Conclusion

Section 12: The Painterly Process

Lecture 56 An Introduction to Painting Process

Lecture 57 Keeping the Notan Structure to the End

Lecture 58 Powerful Process

Lecture 59 Limited Palette: Unlimited Opportunity

Lecture 60 Mixing Green Introduction

Lecture 61 Mixing Green Demonstration

Lecture 62 Painting Demo With Limited Palette of Colors

Lecture 63 Alla Prima Painting Demo Part 1: Making a Good Start

Lecture 64 Alla Prima Painting Demo Part 2: Developing the Painting

Lecture 65 Alla Prima Demo: Part 3 – The Completion

Section 13: Section 13: Using References Confidently

Lecture 66 How to Use References Confidently

Lecture 67 How I use Photo References

Section 14: A Plein Air Primer

Lecture 68 Plein Air – The Ultimate Painting Experience

Lecture 69 Having Fun Plein Air Painting! A preview

Lecture 70 Plein Air Painting Demonstration

Section 15: Assignments

Lecture 71 Introduction to Assignments

Lecture 72 Assignment 1: Two Value Notan Studies

Lecture 73 Assignment 2: Now Try a Three Value Notan

Lecture 74 Assignment 3: Do An Outline Study for Shape and Values

Lecture 75 Assignment 4: Painting Your Monochrome Study

Lecture 76 Assignment 5: Color Value Study

Lecture 77 Assignment 6: Color Maps

Lecture 78 Assignment 7: Color Mixing & Color Wheel

Lecture 79 Assignment 8: Palette Technique

Lecture 80 Assignment 9: Mixing Hues

Lecture 81 Assignment 10: Painting Color Charts

Lecture 82 Assignment 11: Mixing Grays

Lecture 83 Assignment 12: Practical Composition Exercise

Lecture 84 Assignment 13: Assessment of Composition Sketch

Lecture 85 Assignment 14: Composition Fameworks

Lecture 86 Assignment 15: Find Edges and Focal Area

Lecture 87 Assignment 16: The Four Pillars

Section 16: A Course Recap

Lecture 88 The End of the Course: The Beginning of Your Painting Adventure

Lecture 89 Further Study: The Loose Painting Style

Beginners and intermediate

Course Information:

Udemy | English | 7h 36m | 10.78 GB
Created by: Malcolm Dewey

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