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Winter Landscape Tutorial

This landscape painting tutorial is full of information – over 7 hours of content!

I am inspired by the surrounding landscape in my South Island home. There are such extreme seasonal changes here and it provides the artist with a unique opportunity to paint these variations in light and atmosphere.

This painting – “The Winter Landscape” contains an extreme depth dynamic provided by low-lying mist, simplifying the background. The subtle shifts in tones and hues from the sky to the mid-ground are a challenge to convey.

The background is contrasted against the sharpness of the crisp details in the monumental pine trees and the branches of the willow. Sheep graze in the foreground, searching for any morsels not touched by the frost, inviting the viewer into this quaint and gentle scene. Despite the fact that New Zealand is half the world away for most people, I believe this landscape has universal appeal.

In this Winter landscape painting tutorial, I break the entire process down into sections, and we’ll talk about many of my oil painting techniques for creating a realistic scene.

 We start at the very beginning with the En Plein Air sketch – working from life painting in the outdoors. I will show you the tools I use when working outside, and some key strategies for success when painting En Plein Air.

You’ll witness the sketching of the scene onto a large canvas in the studio, creating a Grisaille before working up the image in paint. I start off loose and then build up my layers strategically before finally adding those intricate details.

Even though this painting took around 80 hours to complete; I have broken the process down into 3 major sections sharing with you the essential techniques in this landscape painting tutorial!

From start to finish you’ll see the entire process, so  

join me in the studio and let’s get some paint out!


  • I will show you the Materials I use for creating an oil painting, from the paint and mediums to the brushes and grounds.

  • You’ll see the entire painting process broken down in easy to understand steps, from the Sketch to blocking in and even applying the fine details.

  • You’ll see up close how I use brushwork to define the subject

  • I will show you my palette where Colour Mixing plays an important role in creating realism!

  • I use many mediums in my process and here I keep it simple and share a tried and true application

  • The painting is built up to a rich surface by layering the paint over many passes.

  • I show you how modelling with paint defines form creating a 3D scene!

  • I show you how to paint incredible intricate detail in trees and grass and how to achieve elusive effects like mist.


4 MP4 Files -7.78GB – 7.25 hours of content
viewed in 1080p, no subtitles

$45 USD

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Q & A

The files are relatively large so ensure you have enough space on your computer before commencing the download. Once i’ts saved on your computer you can then save this to a USB stick or portable drive to free up space.

You’ll need a good/fast internet connection to download the tutorials, as the speed of your connection will determine how long it takes to complete the download.

Make sure you download files individually, one at a time. An interrupted internet connection will cause the download to pause so please if your download stops, un-pause it instead of starting again.

Absolutely, for a technical issue, we are only an email away!

I make tutorials that everyone will gain something from. If you are a beginner, then this is a great place to start. You’ll no doubt learn some crucial techniques to accelerate your development as a painter. If you’re an advanced or professional artist you’ll come away with some new tricks refreshing your approach to creating paintings.

Absolutely, whilst the mediums have their differences many of the concepts here are the same. It all comes down to colour and composition and these elements are universal in painting

All of it! Whilst this presentation doesn’t show every single brushstroke I have filmed every stage of this painting. This piece took well over 80 hours; I boiled it down to the essential techniques into 7 hours!

Yes! Frequently. Colour mixing is important and intermittently through the presentation I show my palette and how I mix some of the colours in this painting.

You’re more than welcome to paint along. However I recommend using this tutorial as a guide to paint your own scenes and take these techniques to create your own unique vision. This will give you the nudge you need to take your paintings to the next level.

Yes, I have zoomed in to show some of these finer details being applied, particularly on the trees and in the grasses in the foreground

Yes, you can use your iPad to view the download, but please find out what software your version will require to watch a MP4 file first.