Landscape Painting Techniques in Oil (Quick Studies) with Craig Nelson

Artist: Craig Nelson
Producer: North Light
SKU: 22-CN10d
Runtime: 1 Hour, 30 Minutes

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Grab your oil paints and stopwatch as artist Craig Nelson teaches three timed art lessons on landscapes!


When you keep track of time, you learn how to become decisive and intuitive about your painting. Regardless of time, you can achieve successful paintings that have beautiful details--from trees to clouds, mountains to architecture, your landscape will be as full as the world around you! By studying how to use your brush, mix colors, blend paints, and layer your background, you will gain insight into the realm of oil paints. Work your way through three different paintings, and explore the land of oil painting!

This Video Features:

  • The 20-Minute - Rolling Hills
  • The 30-Minute - Cloudscape
  • The 40-Minute - Light & Shadows
  • Color Mixing
  • Blocking in Shapes
  • Blending and Adjusting
  • Intensifying Light and Shadow

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Materials List
Oil Paints
Titanium White
Naples Yellow light
Yellow Ochre
Cadmium Yellow
Cadmium Red light hue
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Blue
Cerulean or Phthalo Blue
Sap green or viridian
Burnt Umber

Large Flat or filbert brush, nos. 10, 8, 4
Liner, no. 1 or 2

Hardboards; prepared with neutral colors
Unmounted canvas or linen, stained

Solvent-free gel
Odorless Turpentine

About Craig Nelson

Craig Nelson has been creating landscapes and scenic environments since the 1970s. His expertise has been sought after by motion picture studios and recording studios to create posters and album covers. He has over 200 awards of excellence and won the Grand Teton Natural History Award. His collections are all over the United States, Europe, and Asia. A teacher for the Art Center College of Design, in San Francisco, he conducts workshops over the year and has two published books, 3 videos with NorthLight and 7 DVD workshops with Creative Catalyst Productions.

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