John Bradley Masterclass
Painting the Blue Mountains

John Bradley How to Paint a Blue Mountains Scene

Join John Bradley in his studio for an over the shoulder Art Masterclass as he completes a Blue Mountains painting “Afternoon Light Black Heath”.

In this Masterclass John shares all his tips, techniques and secrets on how he creates this escarpment panting.

Painting the Blue Mountains

In the Painting the Blue Mountains Masterclass John will demonstrate and explain the skills and techniques he uses, you will:

  • Learn simple but effective techniques for painting the perspective in mountains, sandstone rocks and cliffs, gum tree trunks, branches, and leaves, dense tree covered slopes, bush rocks, sand and other blue mountains features
  • 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 mountain ranges
  • 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 emphasis in the foreground.
  • Increase your understanding of composition and perspective
  • Learn how finish off a painting with highlights on cliffs and leaves and bring your painting to life.

SUITABLE FOR OIL & ACRYLIC PAINTS: This painting has been painted using oil paints however the majority of the effects demonstrated 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.

This Blu Gums Masterclass consists of one hour and 15 minutes of painting and commentary by the artist, with helpful advice on painting key elements in a landscape.

Below is a fast forward snippet from the Masterclass with the commentary removed. Enjoy!

STREAMING

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

DVD

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

Available 1st May 2021

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How to paint sandstone cliffs

How to gum tree trunks, branches & leaves

How to paint perspective mountain ranges

How to paint foreground grasses, rocks & other details

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Painting Skills You Will You Learn

  • John will show how what brushes, knives and other tools he uses to create different effects in different areas of the painting
  • You will see the painting process broken down 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
  • Every aspect of the scene is covered from the perspective of a blue mountains escarpment colour palette.
  • You will see brushwork up close to see how John creates specific details such as sandstone rock cliffs, large gum trees bark and leaves, foreground grasses and small plants, gum tree covered mountain slopes, perspective mountain slopes and much more.
  • Watch as John builds up the painting from the background to the final touches
  • Finally John will explain how he brings his completed landscape to life by adding highlights to the sandstone cliffs and the gumtree leaves and branches.

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

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

Available 1st July 2021

ORDER DVD $49