Studio Painting Process Plein Air Studies Landscape Oil Painting by Ellie Wilson

The Studio Painting Process

The stark contrast in size, quality, and detail of Ellie's plein air studies compared to her studio works brings up a valid concern: how does she bridge that gap and create amazing, expanded, award-winning works from these simple drawings? Today you're going to find out. Prepare for a complex painting using simplicity as your starting point. Ellie will explain the importance of value sketches, color studies, and mid-size brushstroke practices to help get you there. After today, you'll have the tools you need to stop the pile up of unfinished studies throughout your studio. ( 2+ hours)
  • Ellie Wilson

  • Fundamental

Meet your instructor

Ellie Wilson

Ellie's life as an artist started at a young age and the path to her art career seemed to have happened effortlessly. She was born and raised in the Wasatch Mountains, which instilled in her a passion for nature and beauty. The first time Ellie went Plein Air painting with the mountains surrounding her and a brush in hand she was hooked, and decided to specialize in landscape painting. When she graduated with a BFA, she sold out her solo show and launched into her career as a professional artist. Since then she have been painting tirelessly, working to master a variety of scenes in over 6 states and 18 countries around the world. 

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