Learn how to breathe life into your paintings with dramatic light and shadow, using a strong composition and painting techniques for mixing rich darks, portraying sunlight, and showing dimension. 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 an interior in oil. With the lessons in this video, you will learn how to enliven your lights and darks, 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.