Laurel Daniel

Laurel Daniel: Beginner Bundle


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This bundle includes two wonderful Laurel Daniel beginner programs:

Over 6 hours of instruction!


Oil Painting for Beginners

When it comes to teaching the fundamentals of oil painting, Laurel Daniel is one of the very best in the world.

A full-time painter who also teaches at the prestigious Contemporary Austin Art School, Laurel has helped beginners of all ages learn the secrets to getting “up and running” as a painter in record time. 

Laurel has been teaching art in classrooms and workshops for almost 20 years, and over that time she’s worked with countless students, helping some of them go from complete “newbie” beginners...

…to producing studio-quality work that sells for thousands of dollars!

That’s why when we decided to create an oil painting program for beginners, we knew Laurel was exactly who we needed.

So we made a few phone calls and pulled a few strings, and voilà!

Within a few short weeks, Laurel Daniel was joining us in the studio to create one of the most comprehensive video training programs we’ve ever put together.

That’s how Oil Painting for Beginners with Laurel Daniel was born.
 
We know learning to paint can be intimidating. We also know the materials seem confusing. But in this video we explain it all, and it’s easy to understand and follow.

And you can pick up the materials you need at any craft store.

This complete training program includes everything you need to learn the basics of oil painting, including 20 step-by-step segments with over four hours of easy-to-follow instructions.
 

Inside you’ll learn:

  • How to get started, including the materials you’ll need and how to use them
  • How to create beautiful and engaging paintings that capture your viewers’ attention and leave them speechless
  • All of the tools, tips, and techniques you need to start painting striking works of art from the comfort of your own home
  • How to avoid the typical “deadly” mistakes that beginner and intermediate oil painters make (so you can develop your skills quickly without any hang-ups)
  • How to tap into your own creative impulses and express yourself using the art form that you love


“I’ve Always Wanted to Learn to Paint But I Never Believed I Could Do It…”

If you’ve felt like that before, you’re not alone. Learning to paint can seem intimidating, and it’s easy to get overwhelmed when you start talking about the ins and outs of oil painting.

But here’s the thing:

Thanks to this program, now you can learn in a few short hours what you need to know to start making your own paintings … and you can have FUN doing it!

How?

Oil Painting for Beginners with Laurel Daniel is laser-focused on giving you ONLY the information you can use — the precise steps you need to develop your skillsquickly — with absolutely zero fluff or filler.

Here’s the truth:
When it comes to getting a solid foundation in oil painting, the teacher you choose to learn from is absolutely critical. That’s one reason we chose Laurel Daniel to guide you.

Laurel has years of experience helping people just like you learn to paint beautiful compositions in oil — one of the most timeless art mediums on the planet…

…AND she has the very rare ability to teach these special techniques in a way that’s easy to understand.


Here are some of the secrets you’ll discover inside the Oil Painting for Beginners video training collection:

  • The ONE thing you absolutely MUST know about choosing the right brushes for your paintings before you start
  • The four main brush shapes and what each is used for
  • How to use household objects to create unique strokes and effects on your canvases (most beginners have no idea about these techniques!)
  • How to preserve, clean, and condition your brushes so they last two to three times longer
  • The secret to working with palette knives and getting amazing and unique effects on the canvas
  • How to find the perfect lighting, and why this step is critical when you’re starting out
  • How to mix primary colors to get secondary colors and how to get ANY shade of color you need by using these simple mixing techniques
  • The art of using VALUE and the most effective techniques for portraying distance and form in your compositions
  • How to break up forms and give your painting the vivid sense of definition that will bring it to life!
    How to avoid the typical “snafus” that will ruin a good painting
  • How to define the various elements of your painting and make them stand out with the correct highlighting techniques
  • How to add the details that will turn a simply “good” painting into a visually stunning one!
  • How (and when) to make changes and add the important finishing touches to your work
  • How to set up the elements that draw your viewers in like a magnet … and keep them there!
  • How to use sketches to set the stage for your painting
    How to establish a focal point on your canvas, and why this is so crucial
  • How to choose what to include (and what to ignore) when painting various scenes
  • The right way to paint foreground and background elements in your composition
  • How to use layers and contrast in your work to add depth
  • The easiest way to lighten or darken your colors as you go to get the perfect shade
  • How to focus on the right elements of your painting so you tell the story YOU want to tell

…and far more than we can possibly include!

 

Outdoor Painting Basics

If you’d like to learn how to capture these moments on canvas, and do so while connecting with the “great outdoors,” we have something very special indeed for you. 

Laurel Daniel Is One of the Best Teachers of Beginners We’ve Ever Met

A full-time painter who also teaches at the prestigious Contemporary Austin Art School, Laurel has helped people of all ages learn the secrets to getting “up and running” as a painter in record time.

Laurel has been teaching art in classrooms and workshops for almost 20 years, and over that time she’s worked with countless students, helping some of them go from complete “newbie” beginners…

…to producing studio-quality work that sells for thousands of dollars!

That’s why we chose Laurel for our Painting Basics collection. She has the experience and the track record for helping complete “newbies” that we were looking for. 

 

Inside you’ll learn:

  • How to choose the perfect outdoor subject for your painting that will capture your unique creative vision… 
  • How to set up your materials and mix your paints to get the perfect colors for your work… 
  • How to paint shadows, trees, the effects of light, rolling hills, clouds, and much more…  

 

Here Are 4 Great Reasons You’ll Love Outdoor Painting Basics: 

Reason #1:

Anyone can learn to do this with Laurel Daniel’s help. It doesn’t matter what age you are or how much experience you have with painting.

Laurel breaks the entire outdoor painting process down into easy-to-follow steps. 


Reason #2:

It’s a surprisingly tranquil and relaxing experience.

How often do you get a chance to truly enjoy what nature has to offer you?

When you paint outdoors, all of your senses light up — you take in everything from beautiful vistas to the smell of sunflowers blooming, and the sounds of trees swaying in the distance.

It’s a wonderfully meditative experience! 


Reason #3:

Once you have the basics down, there’s no limit to what you can do.

Laurel gives you a great foundation that you can use to paint outdoors. After this, it’s simply a matter of practicing her techniques to find your unique style and vision.

Stay with it, and you may just find your work hanging in galleries someday! 


Reason #4:

Painting outdoors is a wonderful way to express yourself.

Sometimes you just need to let your emotions out onto the canvas and see what happens. Not only is it therapeutic, it also helps you understand yourself and how you see the world around you.

Painting outdoors helps you turn your emotions into something truly captivating that you can share with others. 

These are just a few reasons we think you’re going to enjoy this exclusive training video.


Here’s a Sneak Peek at What You’ll Discover Inside Outdoor Painting Basics:

  • How to choose the right subject for you 
  • What paints and materials you need to paint outdoors
  • What Laurel does first to create the right foundation for her painting 
  • The important first step (and why it’s essential to the painting process) 
  • Setting your horizon line and the best ways to establish perspective 
  • How to create depth and distance in your paintings 
  • How to paint shadows and use them in your composition for maximum effect 
  • Working with contrasts in the distance and what this can do to enhance your composition 
  • The secret to painting trees, hillsides, clouds, and more 
  • The surprising brush Laurel uses at critical steps 
  • How to simplify each step so you don’t get overwhelmed 
  • Common mistakes beginners make and how to avoid them 
  • What you should know about painting light and how to use it for spectacular effects 
  • Ways to give your painting a sense of depth 
  • What features to adjust as you go to make things “pop” and draw your viewer to the main points of interest 
  • How to “discover” the right shades for the sky 
  • How to create beautiful sky effects 
  • How to paint the effect of warm atmosphere on the horizon 
  • What to bring out and what to “subdue” as your painting begins to take shape 
  • Making your final adjustments and adding the finishing details
  • and much, much more! 

 

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Lisa M Sebelle
Great for beginners

I have been trying to teach myself to paint with oils. These two videos were fantastic. She really explains values and getting the big shapes in well. I loved her economy of brushwork. She doesn't over work the canvas. You could see how deliberately she applies each stroke. This gives her work a freshness that is very appealing and a deceptively simple look. I learned a great deal from these two videos. I loved how she explained what she was doing and her thoughts behind it. What a great teacher!

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Ken Carlson
Amazing! Can't believe the improvement in my paintings after having watched just the Beginning P...

I bought Beginning Painting and this video, painting outdoors, and I'm doing all the exercises and I'm so impressed with her teaching style. I've painted for years but feared I was missing some key beginning information as I am self taught, now I understand some basic info that I hadn't understood before.. Laurel Daniels has such a pleasant voice and explains things so clearly. LOVE these two videos.