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I recently had the opportunity to travel to Texas to record a couple of videos with Painttube TV and I'm happy to be able to offer my first professionally made instructional video on painting rocks and sunlight. This almost 3 hour video covers all aspects of approaching a rocky scene bathed in light. 

Here are a few things that I cover in the video - 

  • Color vibrancy

  • Value relationships and control

  • Edges

  • Effective color mixing

  • How simplifying the structure leads to more dimension

  • Brush application

  • The right way to start

  • The hazard of laying paint down too thick

  • How to build texture and form

  • Composition techniques that will make your work more appealing to those who view it

  • Bring in the beauty of the sunlight to your rocky scenes

  • Creating detail without actually painting detail

  • Techniques that work for painting from photos as well as when you’re painting from life. (Matt’s Tip: Do both in order to improve quickly)

  • Tools to create paintings of rocks that are full of light, texture, and color that you’ll be proud to share, show, and even sell

  • And so much more …

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