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Setting Up a Landscape Painting: Cypress Grove with Stapleton Kearns

Setting Up a Landscape Painting: Cypress Grove
Plotting the Painting Cypress Grove, Point Lobos, CA

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Stapleton Kearns
Composition, Design, Landscape, Light & Color
Brush, Canvas, Oil Paints
2h 8m 52s

Stapleton takes you to Cypress Grove, one of the most popular areas at Point Lobos, which is known for its grove of beautiful cypress trees. He spends two days here to show you two main stages of landscape painting. During this lesson, you will focus on the first stage: initial setup & composition of a scene.

This lesson belongs to the course Designing Your Landscape Painting. Follow Stapleton Kearns through the howling deserts of Joshua Tree, the coast of Point Lobos, and the colorful fall landscape of Vermont, as he teaches you the New England style of landscape painting. Stapleton will take you through his decision-making process on how to design and construct different elements in a landscape painting. Along the way, you will learn his tips and tricks on brushes, paints, and personal techniques.

Throughout this course, you’ll have access to the NMA community for feedback and critiques to improve your work as you progress.

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