LP1: Landscape Painting 1

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 $15.00 will be applied to each class purchased. For terms and conditions see FAQ.

Location: 223 W Palm Ave, Burbank, CA 91502


If you are experiencing check out complications, you can always have us complete the registration for you!  All you have to do is email us at info@brainstormschool.com and let us know which course(s) you would like to register for.  You will receive a payment request.  Pay and done! 

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