Paint Your Own Landscape Inspired by Monet | Jacquie Gouveia | Skillshare

Paint Your Own Landscape Inspired by Monet

Jacquie Gouveia, Abstract Landscape Painter

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14 Lessons (1h 5m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Tools

    • 3. Monet as Inspiration

    • 4. Paint Colors

    • 5. Underpainting

    • 6. Sky - Layer 1

    • 7. Tree Line - Layer 1

    • 8. Field - Layer 1

    • 9. Sky - Layer 2

    • 10. Field - Layer 2

    • 11. Tree Line - Layer 2

    • 12. Field Highlights

    • 13. Grand Finale - Poppies!

    • 14. Finishing Touches


About This Class


Are you ready to paint your own Monet landscape painting?

In this video artist Jacquie Gouveia will walk you through the steps to create a landscape painting inspired by a classic Monet masterpiece. She will explain her steps along the way and keep things very simple. The painting uses minimal colors and Jacquie will explain how to mix colors and the different ways to apply the paint.

This video is perfect for a beginner just learning to paint and wants some easy instruction. It is also great for someone with some painting knowledge just looking for some ideas on how to make a classic painting their own.

It can be very challenging to paint a landscape painting in a simplified way. Capturing just the color fields and overall essence of a scene can be a new way of painting for many artists. But in this video, painter Jacquie Gouveia demonstrates how simple and relaxing this style of painting can be.

You will learn:

  • How to keep your colors fresh and clean
  • How to mix paint colors
  • The basics of color theory
  • Various paint application techniques
  • How to layer your paints to add depth
  • How to build the layers and color to support the red poppies

Tools Needed:

  • Stretched Canvas (small like 12x12)
  • Spray Bottle (keeps the acrylic paints wet)
  • Gesso (white and clear)
  • Brushes
  • Palette knife
  • Acrylic paints
      * Cerulean or brilliant blue
      * Cobalt blue
      * Sap green
      * Cadmium yellow deep
      * Olive green (or a dark earthy green)
      * Cadmium red light

To see Jacquie's paintings and prints go to:

Student Feedback:

"I LOVE your paintings, and really enjoyed your video! I thought it was tremendously interesting to see how you approach painting: No focus at all on the line shape or "drawing" aspects of the brushwork – which is quite diff from how I paint! – and fully engaged on the color and textural dimensions.
As a result, your work is essentially very lively, thrilling color field painting with some landscape references. You "let it happen" based on the tool you are using, the characteristics of the paint you've mixed and the surface – and then react with your next color step/s. Wow. I can see how this would be a very fun way to work, rather than sweating specific representational details. "

"I bought your painting lesson as I had never used acrylics before. It was absolutely excellent. Your video was superb. You seemed warm and friendly and made it easy to understand with clear simple steps. You made it fun and also made me feel that I what I wanted to achieve was possible."

"Jacquie, I have watched this video at least 3 times and love it! Really enjoyed watching you creating one of your masterpieces and have learned a lot about painting from you. Highly recommended!"

"I think you did an excellent job here. You cover every step, including your basic setup, in detail. You made it simple enough for a beginner but in the end you create a piece of fine art even a experienced artist would be happy with. "

"My wife and I kept looking at each other marveling at how simple you made everything seem. We were amazed at your truly minimalist color pallet. Of course, it was your enormous talent that was really the star. We are both just mesmerized by the simplicity and beauty of your art."

"Your teaching style and the production values of the video made the process very easy to understand and comprehend. I am going to purchase paint, some brushes, get a few canvases and give it a go."