MATT SMITH


We're very excited to share with you
"UNDERSTANDING NATURAL LIGHT" 
MAtt SMITh's newest video series


What will you learn from these videos? 


 
  • How to start a painting before the brush even hits the canvas
  • Using big shapes for the power of simplicity
  • Knowing what values to place where in your landscapes
  • How to use color temperature to draw the eye to the focal point
  • Creating mood with light and shadow patterns  
  • Explanation of his preferred materials, brushes and painting surfaces

Matt is a true artist of American landscapes and a signature member of the Plein Air Painters of America (PAPA). For over 30 years Matt has been teaching his craft so well - you can’t help but improve. In his newest instructional video series, "Understanding Natural Light" he will discuss and illustrate a variety of key principles to help identify and capture the effects of natural light. He will begin each video by analyzing his reference, so the viewer can better understand his thought process and overall approach to painting. If you're ready to achieve believable natural light in your paintings... Matt's video series will get you the results you've been seeking. You may apply these principles to any subject matter whether you're painting from life or a photograph.

 

These instructional videos are ONLY available as downloads

Purchase and download instantly. These are yours to keep forever. Or, you have lifetime access to watch anytime online by login and passwordSpace to download on your computer isn't needed. Sorry, we don't offer DVDsStart right away, work at your own pace, and improve on your own time schedule. We believe offering these options allows you great flexibility, plus you can watch them anytime on your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone.


Master Package

MATT SMITH Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.
MATT SMITH Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.
MATT SMITH Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.

Includes

PICTURE PEAK
130 minutes

RED ROCK
105 minutes

SALT WASH WINTER
124 minutes

The Master Package includes three full length demonstrations. He has chosen three distinctly different subjects in an effort to highlight the differences and similarities in the way natural light affects his chosen subject.

In Picture Peak Matt will discuss his thoughts on analyzing his subject through an application of the fundamentals in an effort to come up with a better understanding of his subject. This will help him establish a solid design as well as a strategy for constructing the painting. He will apply this to a high mountain scene while discussing the importance of perspective, massing, color harmony, character of medium and the importance of not being a slave to your reference.

In Red Rock he will show you how to achieve the effect of cool shadows on a warm subject and how to maintain a harmonious, believable transition as these warm colors recede into the distance. t's absolutely important to understand this in order to capture a believable rendering of natural light along with a strong sense of atmospheric perspective.

In Salt Wash Winter he will discuss the beauty of natural light on a highly reflective element such as snow. Unlike sand or rocks, the ice crystals in snow reflect light rather than absorb it, thus creating an interesting set of rules. He will also cover a number of key points to help capture this effect, and will point out special areas to highlight.

This complete package will provide you with the help and confidence needed to paint landscapes with natural light and complexities. These videos will inspire every artist no matter what your skill level. 


Premium Package

MATT SMITH Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.
MATT SMITH Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.

Includes

 

RED ROCK
105 minutes

SALT WASH WINTER
124 minutes

 

The Premium Package includes two full length demonstration. He has chosen two distinctly different subjects in an effort to highlight the differences and similarities in the way natural light affects his chosen subject.

In Red Rock Matt will show you how to achieve the effect of cool shadows on a warm subject and how to maintain a harmonious, believable transition as these warm colors recede into the distance. t's absolutely important to understand this in order to capture a believable rendering of natural light along with a strong sense of atmospheric perspective.

In Salt Wash Winter he will discuss the beauty of natural light on a highly reflective element such as snow. Unlike sand or rocks, the ice crystals in snow reflect light rather than absorb it, thus creating an interesting set of rules. He will also cover a number of key points to help capture this effect, and will point out special areas to highlight.

This complete package will provide you with the help and confidence needed to paint landscapes with natural light and complexities. These videos will inspire every artist no matter what your skill level. 


Value Package

 
MATT SMITH Newest instructional video series. Download and start learning or view online.
 

Includes

 

SALT WASH WINTER
124 minutes

 

In this full length video Matt will discuss the beauty of natural light on a highly reflective element such as snow. Unlike sand or rocks, the ice crystals in snow reflect light rather than absorb it, thus creating an interesting set of rules. He will also cover a number of key points to help capture this effect, and will point out special areas to highlight.

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.