LP1: Landscape Painting 1

This course will explore painting the landscapes from life (en plein air) in various locations. Starting with shapes and values, students will start simplifying the landscape from life while strengthening compositions. Color will be introduced first with a limited color palette, then utilizing full color range. We will be visiting different environments including urban and rural landscapes, beaches and mountainous scenes. 

Time: Fridays
Week 1 & 10 at Brainstorm Burbank 3-6pm
Weeks 2 -9 offsite locations 1:30 - 4:30pm
First Class: Friday, Jan 26, 2019
10 week course

Instructor: Brandon Gonzales, Gallery artist & Instructor

Focus: Becoming a Better landscape painter

Prerequisite: PBC, FND1, WB1, DC1 Recommended


Gouache Paints (Holbein)
·      Permanent White (40ml)
·      Lemon Yellow
·      Cad. Yellow
·      Yellow Ochre
·      Cad. Red
·      Alizarin Crimson
·      Cobalt Blue
·      Ultra. Blue Dp.
·      Ivory Black
·      Grey No. 1,2 & 3

Alvin Heritage Paint Palette, 18 Wells (Blue or Magenta)
Water container
Minnie Spray Bottle
Watercolor Brushes
·      Rounds # 2, Flat ½”, Flat ¼”, Japanese Calligraphy brushes & Rigger

Sketchbook (Recommended: Stillman & Birn, Alpha Series: Mixed Media 9x6 Landscape)

Price: $750 *A registration fee of $15.99 (labeled as Shipping) will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Once registration is complete, you will receive a receipt email from StoreEnvy.  This will serve as your confirmation for registration.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502

*For refund & credit policy, please see FAQ section C11 & C16 for Mentorship program students

Registration issues? Email us info@brainstormschool.com

What you can expect to learn:

  • Learn various approaches to painting the landscape en plein air

  • Expand composition and design skills

  • Learn differences in color palettes

  • Increase skill in mixing colors

  • Be equipped to accurately abstract the landscape in a realistic way    


Work Examples