By Nancy Reyner, Professional Fine Art Painter

The Art of Painting Beyond Technique

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

To make a great painting you'll need more than just paint. Learn to fine tune each aspect of painting — transforming images into their full viewing potential — and you have mastery. Elevate your work from good to great. Get the results you want with more ease and speed. The Art of Painting Beyond Technique is an all-inclusive self-guided painting course. It includes thirteen videos along with a pdf version of Nancy's fully illustrated book Create Perfect Paintings. Follow along at your own pace using the course videos, book and supplemental materials. You will not find these ideas, resources and information anywhere else — art schools or any other online course. No need to change your painting style, subject matter or methods. This class doesn’t teach you to PAINT LIKE SOMEONE ELSE! Instead you become a smarter painter! Improve the way your paintings create a viewing movement, or eye choreography. Understand in a clear way how 2D images trick us into the illusion of 3D using contemporary and classic spatial concepts. Learn to enhance and extend your viewer’s experience looking at your art.

Course overview - 13

  • Lecture 1 – Introduction

  • Lecture 2 – Ideas About Painting

  • Lecture 3 – What’s Your Story?

  • Lecture 4 - The Illusion of Space in Painting

  • Lecture 5 – Best Ways to Create Illusion of Space

  • Lecture 6 – Realism vs Abstraction

  • Lecture 7 – Left & Right Brain Sides

  • Lecture 8 – Mastering Eye Choreography

  • Lecture 9 – Expressing Emotion in Painting

  • Lecture 10 – How to Analyze Paintings

  • Lecture 11 – Your Work Space

  • Lecture 12 – Is It Finished?

  • Lecture 13 - Conclusion

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Meet your instructor

Nancy Reyner
Nancy ReynerProfessional Fine Art Painter
Nancy Reyner loves to paint and is equally passionate about assisting other artists. A professional artist and art instructor for over 30 years, Nancy received her BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and MFA from Columbia University. She believes anyone can paint - and paint well! Nancy authored four top selling painting books with North Light Books, and appeared on television for HGTV’s “That’s Clever”. While she has extensive training as a Certified Working Artist for Golden Artist Colors, she has expertise in a variety of mediums, including oil, acrylic, watercolor and mixed media. Nancy currently lives and paints in Santa Fe, NM.