By the end of this video you will learn everything you need to know to use photographs to make dramatic landscape paintings. Learn how to breathe life into your paintings with strong composition, dramatic light effects, and techniques for fresh color mixes, values, and edges. Improve your paintings now with Ian's clearcut exercises and examples that will help you understand what makes a good photo and design, and then follow along step by step to paint a beautiful landscape painting in oil. With the lessons in this video, you will learn how to enliven your landscapes, creating stunning work every time.
Ian Roberts has been painting for over 40 years, accompanying his father on painting trips from the time he was ten. Ian attended the New School of Art and the Ontario College of Art in Toronto and he studied figure painting in Florence, Italy. Ian's work can be seen in the U.S. and Canada, and he is an artist member of the California Art Club and a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association. Ian teaches plein air painting internationally through his school Atelier Saint-Luc, and he is author of Mastering Composition: Techniques and Principles to Dramatically Improve Your Painting, published by North Light Books. He lives in Los Angeles, California.