How to Loosen Up Your Painting

Learn Essential Painting Skills for Loose Painting. This course will teach you the techniques to achieve a lively impression.

Tired of Tight and boring paintings? Paintings that do not express how you feel about the subject? Frustrated with doing the same thing over and over?
What is the secret to loose and impressionist style of painting?

You will learn all of this and more. But loose does not mean sloppy. If you want to learn the real secrets of painting? Read on...

The essentials of painting are required
to fully take advantage of the loose painting style.
I have created this course to  help artists that want to get an overall understanding of the link between painting fundamentals and the loose style.

This course shows full painting demonstrations of specific subjects. Each demonstration has a number of objectives. Your challenge is then to try out what you have learned before moving onto the next lesson. This way you will learn progressively and build your skills over time.

In this course you will learn:

  1. How to see like an artist
  2. Simplification of shapes
  3. Understanding values
  4. Understanding color
  5. How to prepare your painting
  6. Understanding edges
  7. Composition essentials
  8. Perspective (linear and aerial) the quick and effective way!
  9. Effective brushwork
  10. How to finish in style
By the end of this course you will be able to fully appreciate the steps needed to paint loose and free from bad habits.

Ready to begin!

Intended Audience: Intermediate Artists

What You Can Expect
Course Objectives - The Roadmap
Essential Brushwork Techniques
Loose Brushwork Demonstration
Your Challenge
What Brush to Use and Why
Introduction to The Corner Demo
The Corner: A Landscape Painting Demonstration
Your Challenge
Introduction to Farm Meadow Painting
Farm Meadow Part 1
Farm Meadow Part 2
Layers Add Richness
The Causeway Painting Part 1
The Causeway Painting Part 2
The Causeway Part 3
River Boats Part 1
River Boats Part 2
River Boats 3
The Yachts and Water
The Yachts Step-byStep
How to Paint Water like Monet
Bonus Lesson: Water and Yachts
Seawater Part 1
Seawater Part 2
Seawater Part 3
Expressive Portrait Sketch in Oils
Focus on the Basics
Developing the Painting
Keep Your Brushwork Clean
Tunnel of Light Part 1
Tunnel of Light Part 2
Tunnel of Light Part 3
Painting Review
Variation on a Theme
Spring Garden Painting Process
Finish Your Painting Introduction
The Painting's Final Stages
Assess the Completed Painting
Fast and Loose Introduction
Summer Field - Fast and Loose Demo
Introduction to Harbour Energies Painting Demo
Harbour Energies Demo Part 1
Harbour Energies Part 2
Harbour Energies Part 3
Harbour Energies Final Steps
What Painting Knife is Best?
Techniques for Knife Painting
Spring Garden Demonstration
Concluding Remarks
Private Facebook Group
Painting Yachts and Water Extended Demonstration

What's included

  • 52 Video Lessons
  • 3 Text Lessons

  • Works on all devices
  • Certificate of completion

Malcolm Dewey


Professional artist and writer.