Mike Hernandez – Exploring Seascape Painting Using Digital Medium (Online); Thursdays, July 13-August 3, 2023

Date: Thursdays, July 13-August 3, 2023
Time: 11:00 AM-1:00 PM Pacific Time, 2:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time, 7:00-9:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: All

This course will show you why digital painting is a wonderful way to practice, experiment, and accelerate learning more about painting. Although it can be an art form on its own, digital is a powerful tool for enhancing your skills as a traditional painter. The exact same principles apply, except with a computer, you can quickly preview how your paintings might look as you try different ideas along the way. If you are an accomplished traditional painter with oil, watercolor, acrylic, pastels, or whatever, you’ll immediately benefit from digital painting.

Experimenting with a shape or color passage that takes hours with traditional media can happen in a flash digitally. This instant gratification allows lots of trial and error without investing lots of time. So when you wonder, “What if I changed this or that?” just click or swipe, and there’s your answer! Best part? You can quickly revert to previous work!

This class offers you great insight into how powerful digital tools will make it super easy and fast to experiment with every element in your painting. You will find inspiration in the world of painting digital seascapes that stage color, design, and perspective in perfect harmony. It’s an amazing experience and toolset.

A native Angeleno, Mike Hernandez is a plein air painter skilled in gouache, oil and acrylic, who’s works have been featured in several on-line publications as well as galleries. His process began as a young child, painting still life images. Influenced by the likes of Edgar Payne, Sorolla and Franz Bischoff, Mike soon explored the foundations of color and light in the outdoors – striving to find the beauty in the ordinary. With a palette that resides at the crossroads between industrial and landscapes, he finds inspiration anywhere from the Eastern Sierra range to the muddy concrete banks of the Los Angeles River. Mike studied at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, graduating with a B.A. in 1998. Currently he is a Production Designer at Dreamworks Animation as well as a nation-wide sought-after workshop instructor. His works can be found in several private collections around the world.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to an online class group message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.