Karl Dempwolf

Karl Dempwolf: California Impressionism

Video Length: 5 Hours 54 Minutes

This instructional video is packed with the tips, tools, and techniques Karl uses in each of his own paintings — all presented in a teaching style that you can easily learn from.

Karl explains everything, from designing your scene, creating a pencil sketch to create the perfect composition, how to do a quick plein air study to capture the feel, and how to create a beautiful studio painting. You’ll also get to see my personal interview with Karl, and a show of his best paintings, plus two BONUS videos that you don’t want to miss!


Developing Your Own Unique Style

One of the most incredible things about Karl is that over the years he has developed a unique style that sets him apart from every other landscape artist. Having a signature style while still producing high-quality artwork is a dream for nearly every artist, and one of the best ways you can achieve that dream is to learn from this modern master. You don’t have to copy Karl’s style — he will tell you how to discover your own unique style.

As you watch and paint right along with Karl, one of the first things you’ll notice is how relaxed and confident he is — a natural state for this highly accomplished professional artist who has enjoyed a long and successful career. Spend time with Karl by way of this video, and you’ll just want to soak up everything he generously offers. You’ll see what he does that makes his paintings highly recognizable, and how you can take what you’re learning and apply it to your own artwork.

You’ll see every step Karl takes for each of his paintings

  • Pencil sketch: choosing what you like from the scene and developing your sketch
  • Designing your composition to make a show-stopping painting
  • Creating an on-location color sketch to grab the essence of color and light
  • The way to properly transfer your drawing to your canvas
  • The unique colors and materials you’ll need
  • Karl’s exclusive approach to creating harmony in a painting with color
  • The important first steps for correctly blocking in the design
  • Using color to bring the masses of shape alive, and making critical adjustments
  • Knowing when and why to quit — a lesson most artists need to fully understand
  • The proper way to match a frame to make your painting stand out


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