Learn the art of mixing colors the simple and fun way!
This free mini-course will help you get more confident in color. Understanding colors take a lifetime to learn, but to get started you just need a few colors and learn the basics. This is your starting point that will open your world to new possibilities in creating art.
* Coming in Late Autumn, 2019
Rise Up!... Paint Your Stunning Sunset
A full, immersive course that will give you the tools and knowledge to paint a sunset painting on location. Plein-air that is alive and fulfilling. Mastery begins with the first step of the journey. You will be guided from tools to mock painting to the final painting; painting a sunset outdoors! Learn from a professional, working artist with over 25 years of experience. It doesn't matter what skill level you are, just bring your passion and art supplies to class. You will be on your way in becoming the artist you want to be!
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Joshua Lance’s vision is not just a painting but a symphony of colors. He often calls his works “Visual Jazz”, as there is often spontaneity of his brushwork in a disciplined composition. Lance intentionally uses a simplified color palette of primaries to create harmonious relationships.
Working as a professional artist and English teacher in Asia and Europe, Josh has had the unique opportunity to work closely with Taiwanese, Thai, Italian and American artists and paint on location from Ireland to Italy, from the streets of New Jersey to the mountains of New Mexico and beyond. He is a storyteller and nomadic artist at heart.
In his twenty-five years of painting, Josh has studied art from teachers to ancient landmarks. His techniques come from his influences of impressionism, calligraphy, and some classical elements. Essence and emotion are more important than hyper-realistic details. Nature and intuition are among his greatest teachers. He finds inspiration and beauty in moments often missed by modern life. He enjoys being personal with his audience, often writes about his adventures in his blog and creating art videos of his life and artistic process.
“I’m most proud of my responsibility to honor my craft as an artist and teacher. Learning about living in other cultures has profoundly and positively affected my life that’s beyond learning in books. Art has given me a life worth living. It takes courage to follow your own path and vision. I’m very sensitive to people’s vibes and nature’s surroundings. It’s a joy, not a job to pass your knowledge to others. Simply, I draw and paint what gives my life meaning.”