How to Add Power to Your Paintings Instantly

This mini-course is about simplifying a scene to make a powerful statement. Master this essential technique and see the difference

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What is the missing ingredient in your painting?

If you are not happy with your paintings you may be wondering what is missing. Why does the painting not have the oomph that you want?
For new artists this is frustrating enough. But for many that have been painting for a few years the frustration is immense. 

My painting classes reveal a few important issues. The first one is How to Simplify a Scene?
It may sound easy, but if you do not start correctly it will be difficult to correct during the painting. Kind of like putting the omelette back into the egg!

This short video lesson is about the first few steps that make all the difference:

  1. Scene selection
  2. Identify masses and values
  3. Notan sketch
I will take you through a series of short lessons that will make this simple for you to understand and apply.

Then a short assignment for you to practice what you have learned.

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Sign on and let's learn how to add Power to Your Paintings.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to the Key to Powerful Paintings
Why Simplification Adds Power
It Begins With Scene Selection
Notan Demonstration
Step One: Squinting Technique
Step 2: What Are Values?
Step 3: Identify Mass Shapes
Step 4: Draw the Notan
Avoid These Notan Mistakes
Next Steps to Painting Better
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Malcolm Dewey


Professional artist and writer.