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Week 12: Vermont with Stapleton Kearns

Week 12: Vermont
The New England Landscape Pleasant Valley, VA

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Stapleton Kearns
Composition, Design, Landscape, Light & Color
Brush, Canvas, Oil Paints
2h 14m 3s

In week 12, Stapleton takes you to Pleasant Valley, Vermont, where New England-style landscape painting originated. You will learn about the importance of balancing elements in a scene, as well as the concept of characterization, restraint, and the differences between tight and loose paintings. This lesson includes a tour through the lush forests of Vermont, while showcasing the historic sites used for painting.

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