John Bradley Art Masterclass
How to Paint A Misty Gums Scene

How to paint a misty gum scene

Join John Bradley in his studio for an over the shoulder view as he completes a beautiful Misty Gum scene.
In this Masterclass JB takes you through the entire creation process.

In the Masterclass John shares all his tips, techniques and secrets!

Painting Misty Gums

In the Painting the Misty Gums Masterclass John will demonstrate and explain particular skills and techniques.
In particular you will:

  • Learn simple but effective techniques for painting a large old gnarled gum trees, trunks, bark, branches, leaves, foreground grasses with shadows and fallen dead branches, and of course how to achieve an effective misty soft background.
  • Learn how to use complementary opposite colours to enhance highlights
  • Learn how to soften and control the intensity of colour to portray distance and create realistic tree
  • Increase your understanding on how the sun’s light impacts sandstone cliffs in direct light and in shadow
  • Increase your skills in painting in general
  • Learn how to combine knife and brush work for added interest on tree trunks
  • Learn how to limit your colour palette to keep your painting cohesive.
  • Increase your understanding of composition and perspective
  • Learn how finish off a painting with highlights on leaves and cows and bring your painting to life.

SUITABLE FOR OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTS: Even though this painting is created using oil paints the majority of the effects demonstrated in this Masterclass can be achieved with acrylic paint using a good flow medium.

John’s attention to detail will continue to inspire all levels of artist from beginner to more advanced for many years to come in your own studio.

Masterclass Length: 1 hour and 16 minutes

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How to paint a gum tree trunk in oil

How to paint old gnarled gum trunks

how to paint gum tree branches and leaves

How to paint gum tree trunks, branches & leaves

how to paint gums in the misty light

How to paint misty spooky backgrounds

how to paint grasses shadows and dead branches

How to paint interesting foregrounds

John Bradley Misty Gums Tutorial

Painting Skills You Will Learn

  • Follow John as he breaks the painting process into easy to follow chunks. Some sections are run in fast forward so you can follow them easily and then rewind and play in slow speed if you need to see even more detail
  • He will show what brushes, knives and other tools he uses to create different effects in different areas of the painting
  • Every aspect of the scene is covered from the perspective of misty gum trees in a grassy field colour palette.
  • You will see brushwork up close to see how John creates specific details such as old gnarled tree trunks, branches, leaves, bark, grasses, dead branches and shadows on the ground to create interest in a grassy foreground and how to use cows for perspective and interest.
  • Watch as John builds up the painting from the background to the final touches
  • Finally he will explain how he brings the completed landscape to life by adding highlights to the gumtree leaves branches and how to soften back and create the misty background and give life to the cows.

Frequently Asked Questions

The only thing you need is an internet connection to stream the video or DVD player depending on your purchase.

The Streaming Masterclass is hosted on Vimeo and compressed to make it a reasonable size for streaming. You do not need to download any files so you can watch the tutorial on any device any time! The tutorial is suitable for viewing on your phone, tablet, laptop or any large TV screen.

The larger the screen the more detail you will be able to see.

Of course. If you have a technical issue we are only an email away.

You do not need any experience at all to enjoy the Masterclass.

Complete beginners will gain valuable insights into the process of completing an artwork and what materials to use.

More advanced or professional artists will benefit from watching John work up close as he paints and talks through the many skills, secret tips and techniques as he paints the many different parts of the scene.

Yes. The majority of the effects demonstrated in these Masterclasses can be achieved with oil and acrylic paint using a good flow medium..

There are many universal concepts of colour and composition as well as general techniques and brush choices that are covered.

Yes. This is a wonderful way to learn and we encourage you to watch on your laptop or larger screen TV so you can paint along and see the detail. The idea with the video is that you can pause or replay it as many times as you need to fully understand a technique or concept. You can also play the video in slow motion if this helps you pick up brush details.

Once you watch the video Masterclass we hope you are inspired to branch out and add in your own unique details. We would really encourage you to create your own scene using the tips and techniques that John discloses or shows you.

STREAMING

VIP streaming gives you access to all current and future Masterclasses.

Run Length: Every Masterclass over 1 hr
Instant Access
Cancel subscription at any time

1 MONTH STREAMING $26
6 MONTHS STREAMING $60
1 YEAR STREAMING $90

DVD

Over 1 hour of Masterclass Tuition.
Do not need an internet connection.
One-off price: $49

ORDER DVD $49