• Course Opens March 17th
  • Instructor – Kim VanDerHoek
  • 4+ Hours of Instruction
  • Lifetime Access/Downloadable Content
  • Private Facebook Group – teacher available for first four weeks only
  • #kimvanderhoek
  • Course Price – $129


Are You Ready to Discover the Joy in Landscape Painting?  Would You Like to Learn More About the Power Behind Using a Split Primary Palette?

Join KIM VANDERHOEK in LANDSCAPE ESSENTIALS where you will receive three lessons, including one full length, alla prima, landscape painting demonstration. Kim will guide you through every step. You’ll learn how to set yourself up for success by choosing the best scene, how to simplify color mixing choices using a split primary palette, tools for transferring your design onto canvas, how to erase a mistake, why you should block-in the largest shapes before adding small details, how to easily create the illusion of form, depth and atmosphere, methods for enhancing your main idea, techniques for guiding your viewer’s eye through your painting, where to add thick juicy paint and how to take your painting to the next level by adding a bit of visual glitter. Discover how fun landscape painting can be!


By the end of this course students will have an understanding of the following concepts:

  • Learn how to select the best scene that will set you up for success.
  • Take the guesswork out of color mixing using a split primary palette.
  • Discover why blocking in big shapes before adding details is important.
  • See how easy it is to create the illusion of form, depth and atmosphere.
  • Learn where to apply hard and soft edges for maximum impact.
  • Pull your viewers eye into your painting with a striking design and dramatic color palette.
  • Capture attention with bold, confident brushwork and thick, juicy paint.
  • Top it all off by adding just the right amount of visual glitter.


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You have several photos of the same beautiful view, but, how do you decide which one will make a good painting? Did you know that landscape painters never paint the exact view that they are looking at? In this lesson you will learn simple techniques for seeing which elements in a landscape set your painting up for success and what pitfalls to watch out for before you even pick up your paintbrush. See how a few simple edits will maximize the impact of your design. 
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Why do landscape painters have two versions of every color? Have you ever found yourself staring at your palette wondering which color is the best choice? In this lesson you’ll discover why landscape painters use a split palette and how it takes the guesswork out of mixing paint. You’ll see how to layout your palette to keep track of which color is warm or cool. Practice mixing warm and cool temperature versions of each color. Understand why knowing a color’s temperature will help you paint a landscape.


Now that you’ve decided on the design that will set you up for success and practiced mixing warm and cool colors, let’s begin painting our dynamic landscape.  In this lesson I will share with you the importance of blocking in big shapes before adding details.  You will discover how easy it is to create the illusion of form, depth and atmosphere.  We will talk about where to apply hard and soft edges for maximum impact.  Learn to pull your viewers eye into your painting with a striking design and dramatic color palette.  After this lesson, you will be able to capture attention with bold, confident brushwork, and thick, juicy paint!



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Kim VanDerHoek is an American contemporary fine artist who creates vibrant, textural oil paintings of landscapes and urban scenes in her Southern California studio.

Born in Southern California and raised in the mountains of Big Bear City, Kim spent many hours as a child climbing trees, sledding down snow-covered hills, horseback riding and hiking through the woods. Surrounded by the wild beauty of the forest Kim developed an early appreciation for the outdoors and a fascination for urban environments, which she continues to explore today through painting.

After graduating in 1993 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in illustration from the California College of the Arts in Oakland, California, Kim worked as a graphic designer for 11 years. She left the design field to pursue a career as a full-time painter.

She learned to paint by painting en Plein Air because it combined her love of being outside, creating art and studying from life. “I enjoy the challenges Plein Air painting poses. Dealing with the weather, changing light and other hurdles of outdoor painting has forced me to to have a plan for each painting, to paint with commitment and to fearlessly experiment .” Kim feels that through Plein Air painting she has gained a better understanding of the effects of light and atmosphere. She aims to translate those effects into her studio paintings. Currently, she is working on a series of studio paintings documenting iconic bridges across the U.S.



This course will have a private Facebook group just for you!  I will be actively involved with the class via Facebook during the four weeks that the course is open!  I am really excited about working through these exercises with each of you!

Course Supplies

Below is a list of the supplies that I will be using for the projects in this course.  However, you are always encouraged to use what you have on hand.


Main Supplies:

Brushes and Palette Knives:
Paints by Gamblin:
Paints by M. Graham & Co.:


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