LANDSCAPE ESSENTIALS

(11 customer reviews)

$129.00

  • Self-Study
  • Instructor – Kim VanDerHoek
  • 4+ Hours of Instruction
  • Lifetime Access/Downloadable Content
  • #kimvanderhoek
  • Course Price – $129
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Description

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!
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COURSE OBJECTIVES

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.

COURSE IS OPEN!  SELF-STUDY!

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Cost - $129

DESCRIPTION OF LESSONS

WARM UP - SELECTING PHOTOS

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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LESSON 2 - SPLIT PRIMARY PALETTE

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.

LESSON 3 - LANDSCAPE ESSENTIALS

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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COURSE IS OPEN!  SELF-STUDY!

Lifetime Access - Download All Content

Cost - $129

MEET KIM VANDERHOEK - ARTIST/INSTRUCTOR

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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.

 PRIVATE GROUP JUST FOR YOU!

 

This course will have a private Facebook group just for you!  This course is a self-study, so the teacher may or may not be active in the group.  However, students still sign up and you can see past and present work and comments.

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.:
Other:

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON ACCESSING CLASSES:

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**If your course does not show up, please email us at karabullockart@gmail.com

**Due to the nature of the immediate availability of the course, all purchases are nonrefundable.

11 reviews for LANDSCAPE ESSENTIALS

  1. Carol Camp (verified owner)

    This is an outstanding class. Kim introduced us to using warm and cool colors to give our painting the needed depth all landscape painting should have. I have struggled in the past on how to take a good reference photo and turn it into a great painting. Kim walks you through an easy steps to make this happen. I am seeing my paintings elevated to the next level with this class. If you are a landscape painter or ever wanted to give it a try, take this class. You won’t be disappointed.

  2. Shannon Celia (verified owner)

    Kim VanDerHoek is a terrific instructor and a total pro who genuinely meets everyone right where they are on their painting journey. Her time spent critiquing individual paintings is worth the price alone. Her helpful encouragement is priceless.

  3. Marty Robson (verified owner)

    Kim has done a great job of breaking down the process of landscape painting in this class. From the beginning with how to choose a photo to paint from to describing her choice of palette colors this class will give you the confidence to work from your own photos. As far as the painting videos go they are easy to follow with each step explained well. She takes the time to explain all the finishing details to make your painting look more professional. With the class you can get support through a Facebook group where Kim checks in daily and provides a detailed critique to help you learn and grow in your painting journey. Not all teachers will do that. I encourage you to take this class, it’s wonderful! Looking forward to more classes with Kim.

  4. mesteve (verified owner)

    This class is one of the best I’ve taken and I’ve taken many! Kim’s explanations are thorough, clear and entertaining. She is showing everything as she speaks. I learned a lot of new material and was also quickly reminded of concepts I’ve learned before. Kara does a wonderful job with the learning platform. The sound is clear and the camera work allows you to see Kim’s palette and also the painting as she works. When she works on details, the camera zooms in.

  5. Leana Pace (verified owner)

    I loved this class! I learned so much! Will download all videos and will keep re-watching them as needed. I also appreciated Kim’s level of involvement in the Facebook group: I received a very thoughtful and detailed feedback for each of my posts. It was above and beyond from what I expected. Thank you Kim!

  6. Laurie Roth (verified owner)

    I could not be happier with Kim’s class Landscape Essentials. . Prior to this, I have only painted landscapes with full length tutorials and I have zero experience with composition and color mixing. Kim has segments for composition and color mixes. She explains why she makes the choices she does throughout the painting. I hope Kim will be teaching more classes in the future because I will buy every one of them while on my journey to landscape artist.

  7. Carol Camp (verified owner)

    Kim is an excellent teacher. What she does with the split pallet, cool and warm paint is brilliant. I have struggled in the past with taking a good photo and making it a great painting. Kim taught us how to overcome this. If you want to take your landscape paintings to the next level, this is the class for you.

  8. Jennifer P. (verified owner)

    I look forward to taking more classes with Kim. She explains composition and color in a new, fresh, and easy to follow way. I also loved getting her feedback on the Facebook group.

  9. hijules (verified owner)

    This is an excellent class in Landscape Painting. I have a degree in Art Education and I can affirm that Kim is a natural teacher who is easy to follow. She made Landscape Painting Ala Prima fun and accessible to all levels of ability. Kim skillfully broke down the steps to creating a pleasing composition from choosing your inspiration photo, sketching editing, to mixing color and applying paint to canvas. Kim offered helpful constructive critique of our work and I learned so much from reading her comments. You will not be disappointed!

  10. Dennis MacKenzie (verified owner)

    This is the best class I have taken. It was great to see Kim paint and her process, it made so much sense from every aspect!! Cant wait to take another class with her.

  11. carolinthesky (verified owner)

    Kim’s landscape class is uniquely thorough in covering the process from concept to finishing touches. Her feedback during the class is exceptionally extensive–especially for an online class.

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