JOHN BURTON

WE'RE VERY EXCITED TO SHARE WITH YOU
"COMPOSING WITH LIGHT & COLOR" 
JOHN BURTON's NEWEST VIDEO SERIES


What will you learn from these videos? 


 
  • Finding how to organize chaos through simplification

  • How to paint the illusion of light

  • How to use edge control to show material and form

  • How to bend form with value and temperature

  • How to design with a strong value pattern

  • How to make better shapes

  • Color mixing and brushwork

  • Explanation of preferred materials, brushes and painting surfaces

    “Painting is the celebration of internalizing beauty and then trying to convey how you felt about what you witnessed in a poetic way.” - John Burton

John is a California artist best known for capturing the transitory beauty of our ever-changing world. He is a signature member of the Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA) and has been teaching artists all of the world for two decades. We are honored he allowed us into his studio to capture on film his insights which we're sharing with you in his newest instructional video series, “Composing with Light & Color”. You will see his overall approach to painting value patterns, temperature variation, shape design and edge control in a simple concise way. He gives you the tools, knowledge, and encouragement you need to build your paintings with confidence so you can enjoy the process, as well as the outcome.  What you learn can be applied to any subject matter whether you're painting from life or a photograph. Come join us for this exciting opportunity to paint with John at his easel.

 

These instructional videos are ONLY available as downloads

Each video is downloadable and yours to keep forever. Plus you get lifetime access to watch anytime online by login and password so you don’t have to take up space on your computer. Accessible from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone. Sorry, we don't offer DVDs. Start right away, work at your own pace, and improve on your own time schedule.


Master Package

JOHN BURTON Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.
JOHN BURTON Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.
JOHN BURTON Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.

Includes

 

MOUNTAINS AND GLACIERS
140 MINUTES

CYPRESS OF CALIFORNIA
160 MINUTES

PACIFIC BLOSSOM
120 MINUTES

The Master Package includes three full length demonstrations. Each scene is eye-catching and uniquely challenging, but John will show you the key steps needed to compose each one with light and color. 

In Mountains and Glaciers John uses the exciting mountains of Norway to discuss his thoughts on creating the illusion of light and visual excitement through the effects of atmospheric perspective and form over form.  He shares how we can elevate our paintings through design and years of experience in studying the effect of light.  You will see how he achieves lyrical brushwork and subtle color manipulation to create a more painterly outcome. He will share how he builds upon value masses and bends form with temperature to establish a strong design with color harmony.

In Cypress of California he uses the opportunity to paint the beautiful cypress trees of the California Coast while discussing how to simplify a complex scene through grouping masses. When and how to look for rhythm and gesture in trees while keeping your brushwork painterly & lyrical and not stiff. See how he easily creates color notes in the correct value to develop a pattern that will engage the viewer. He shares his tips on how to keep focused, confident and always improving our observation skills.

In Pacific Blossom he captures the motion of the Pacific Ocean at sunset to discuss the beautiful effect of natural light on form through value, composition and subtle color manipulation. He shares how to create an illusion on different hard surfaces through intelligent edge control. He discusses key points in the painting process for what makes a strong design, when not to be dependent on reference and when to use our knowledge as a point of departure. You will see firsthand how he breaks down a difficult moving subject and creates poetry with paint. It's his signature of suggesting "more with less".

This complete package will provide you with the help and confidence needed to paint difficult subjects with ease and originality. These videos will surely inspire every artist no matter what your skill level.


Premium Package

JOHN BURTON Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.
JOHN BURTON Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.

Includes

 

CYPRESS OF CALIFORNIA
160 MINUTES

PACIFIC BLOSSOM
120 MINUTES

 

The Premium Package includes two full length demonstrations. Each scene is eye-catching and uniquely challenging, but John will show you the key steps needed to compose each one with light and color. 

In Cypress of California he uses the opportunity to paint the beautiful cypress trees of the California Coast while discussing how to simplify a complex scene through grouping masses. When and how to look for rhythm and gesture in trees while keeping your brushwork painterly & lyrical and not stiff. See how he easily creates color notes in the correct value to develop a pattern that will engage the viewer. He shares his tips on how to keep focused, confident and always improving our observation skills.

In Pacific Blossom he captures the motion of the Pacific Ocean at sunset to discuss the beautiful effect of natural light on form through value, composition and subtle color manipulation. He shares how to create an illusion on different hard surfaces through intelligent edge control. He discusses key points in the painting process for what makes a strong design, when not to be dependent on reference and when to use our knowledge as a point of departure. You will see firsthand how he breaks down a difficult moving subject and creates poetry with paint. It's his signature of suggesting "more with less".

This complete package will provide you with the help and confidence needed to paint difficult subjects with ease and originality. These videos will surely inspire every artist no matter what your skill level.


Value Package

 
JOHN BURTON Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.
 

Includes

 

PACIFIC BLOSSOM
120 MINUTES

 

In this full length video the motion of the Pacific Ocean at sunset sets the stage. John will discuss how to capture the beautiful effect of natural light on form through value, composition and subtle color manipulation. He also covers how to create an illusion on different hard surfaces through intelligent edge control. He discusses key points in the painting process for what makes a strong design, when not to be dependent on reference and when to use our knowledge as a point of departure. You will see firsthand how he breaks down a difficult moving subject and creates poetry with paint. It's his signature of suggesting "more with less".

The tips & techniques covered in this video will apply to any naturally lit landscape scene whether painting on location or from a travel photograph. This may be the budget-friendly package but this information is invaluable and reaches far beyond its price.