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PAINTING DESERT VERBENA PAINTING BARREL CACTUS PAINTING SMOKE TREES
PAINTING JOSHUA TREES PAINTING SAGUARO CACTUS  
 
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THE IMPRESSIONIST'S JOURNEY 1: BEGINNING STEPS

 

This 80-minute DVD is one of the most comprehensive and detailed instructional films available for learning the beginning steps of painting. It is taught by Diane McClary, a nationally recognized artist and an expert on painting in the impressionist style. While the content of this DVD is presented primarily for beginning painters, it is also helpful to artists at all levels because the demonstrations underscore the importance of learning the core competence skills of drawing and painting. 

 

80 min.     DVD     $50.00 (plus tax and shipping)             

 

(2013) WillaB Productions

 

The DVD's instructional content includes:
  • Discussions on the approach and meaning of impressionistic art;

  • Instructions on how to see and paint the light in an impressionistic style;

  • In depth explanation of the three most important steps to a painting based on the principles of the Russian Impressionist School, as taught by master painter Sergei Bongart;

  • The materials and tools Diane uses;

  • The paints and colors Diane uses, and how she lays out the palette;

  • A value study demonstration of still life, utilizing the three steps;

  • A color study demonstration of the same still life, with step-by-step instruction and explanations;

  • The choice of colors Diane uses, why, and how she mixes them;

  • A discussion on the important parts of setting up a successful still life;

  • Reviews of all the materials and steps;

  • A list of resources and suppliers;

NOTE: You may view a short informational clip by clicking here

To purchase this video please call Diane McClary Studio at 760.771.6666

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THE IMPRESSIONIST'S JOURNEY 2: SEEING AND MIXING COLOR

 

This 3.5 hours long set of two DVDs, the second in Diane McClary's "The Impressionist's Journey" series, takes you on to the next step from her first DVD, "Beginning Steps", deep into the mystery and magic of seeing what colors are created by different light, and how to mix them. The set includes:

  • A discussion of warm and cool colors and how they change in the light;

  • Demonstration of how to take the primary colors from warm to cool;

  • Three demonstrations, filmed with Diane's painting classes, of the application of these lessons in three different primary color temperature studies;

  • A very special review of a demonstration painting by master painter, Sergei Bongart, that embodies all of the principles discussed;

  • A demonstration of all the elements brought together in the final painting, "The Russian Still Life";

  • And much, much more.

 

213 min.     DVD     $100.00 Plus tax and shipping)            

 

(2013) WillaB Productions

 

NOTE: You may view a short informational clip by clicking here

To purchase this video please call Diane McClary Studio at 760.771.6666

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THE IMPRESSIONIST'S JOURNEY 3: PLEIN AIR PAINTING - PALM TREES

 

This DVD is the third in Diane McClary's "The Impressionist's Journey" series, and it focuses on painting outdoors. Diane builds upon the first DVD's in the series and takes you out of the studio environment to where Impressionism was created, in the beauty and colors created by natural light.

  • Diane paints at two locations and completes four paintings;

  • Demonstrations are held at the Palm Oasis in La Quinta Cove, and in the Indian Canyons near Palm Springs. 

  • In both demonstrations, Diane first completes a black-and-white value study, a grayscale interpretation of the soon to be completed color painting;

  • Diane's extensive training under the master painters of the Russian Impressionist school, Sergei Bongart and Ron Lukas, has been honed and simplified in a manner that ensures that what she teaches will benefit artists at every skill level.

 

62 min.     DVD     $50.00 (plus tax and shipping)

 

(2014) WillaB Productions

NOTE: You may view a short informational clip by clicking here

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THE IMPRESSIONIST'S JOURNEY 3: PLEIN AIR PAINTING - BEAVERTAIL CACTUS

The Impressionistís Journey III, Plein Air Painting, is a set of DVDís that focus on painting outdoors. In this series, Diane builds on the first DVDís in The Impressionistís Journey Series and takes you out of the studio to the birthplace of impressionism: the beauty and colors created by natural light.

In this volume, Beavertail Cactus, Diane paints the cactus during the brief time in the spring when they are in bloom.

In this DVD Diane shares:

  • How to deal with painting a subject in shade;

  • How to simplify the subject to catch the essence of the plant;

  • How to recognize and capture the warm and cool, dark and light tones of what you are painting;

  • And many more valuable tools.

Diane has honed and carefully simplified her extensive training under the master impressionist painters Sergei Bongart and Ron Lukas. This allows her to successfully teach the critical points of plein air painting to artists of every skill level.

 

44 min.     DVD     $50.00 (plus tax and shipping)            

 

(2014) WillaB Productions

NOTE: You may view a short informational clip by clicking here

To purchase this video please call Diane McClary Studio at 760.771.6666

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THE IMPRESSIONIST'S JOURNEY 3: PLEIN AIR PAINTING - PALO VERDE TREES

The Impressionistís Journey III, Plein Air Painting, is a set of DVDís that focus on painting outdoors. In this series, Diane builds on the first DVDís in the Impressionistís Journey Series and takes you out of the studio to the birthplace of impressionism: the beauty and colors created by natural light.

In this volume, Palo Verde Trees, Diane paints a desert palo verde tree in full spring bloom.

Diane shares:

  • How to subtly exaggerate colors for maximum impact;

  • How to simplify the scene to its essential elements;

  • How to recognize and capture the warm and cool, dark and light tones of what you see;

  • And many more valuable tools.

Diane has honed and carefully simplified her extensive training under the master impressionist painters Sergei Bongart and Ron Lukas. This allows her to successfully teach the critical points of plein air painting to artists of every skill level.

 

57 min.     DVD     $50.00 (plus tax and shipping)            

 

(2014) WillaB Productions

NOTE: You may view a short informational clip by clicking here.

To purchase this video please call Diane McClary Studio at 760.771.6666

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THE IMPRESSIONIST'S JOURNEY 3: PLEIN AIR PAINTING - DESERT MOUNTAINS

The Impressionistís Journey III, Plein Air Painting, is a set of DVDís that focus on painting outdoors. In this series, Diane builds on the first DVDís in The Impressionistís Journey Series (Beginning Steps and Seeing and Mixing Color) and takes you out of the studio to the birthplace of impressionism: the beauty and colors created by natural light.

Desert Mountains is the fourth DVD in the plein air series.  In this volume Diane paints a desert mountain scene in early morning light using the techniques she learned from Russian Impressionist master Sergei Bongart and his instructors. This DVD contains instructions that can be used in painting any mountain scene. Diane shares:

  • How to see the ďcolor of lightĒ;

  • How to simplify a complicated scene down to its essentials;

  • How to determine the correct ďcolor temperatureĒ, and then how to mix and exaggerate it for maximum impact in your painting;

  • How to transform a gray, barren landscape into vibrant color and beauty on your canvas;

  • And many more 'as she paints' tips and advice.

49 min.     DVD     $50.00 (plus tax and shipping)

            

(2015) WillaB Productions

NOTE: You may view a short informational clip by clicking here.

To purchase this video please call Diane McClary Studio at 760.771.6666

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THE IMPRESSIONIST'S JOURNEY 3: PLEIN AIR PAINTING - DESERT VERBENA

The Impressionistís Journey III, Plein Air Painting, is a set of DVDís that focus on painting outdoors.  In this series, Diane builds on the first DVDís in The Impressionistís Journey Series  (Beginning Steps and Seeing and Mixing Color) and takes you out of the studio to the birthplace of impressionism: the beauty and colors created by natural light. 

Desert Verbena is the fifth DVD in the plein air series.  In this volume Diane paints a landscape scene in early morning light of desert verbena, using the techniques she learned from Russian Impressionist master Sergei Bongart and his instructors. 

For example:

  • How to see the ďcolor of lightĒ;

  • How to simplify a complicated scene down to its essentials;

  • How to determine the correct ďcolor temperatureĒ, and then how to mix and exaggerate it for maximum impact in your painting;

  • How to capture wildflowers of any kind into vibrant color and beauty on your canvas;

  • And many more 'as she paints' tips and advice.

39 min.     DVD     $50.00 (plus tax and shipping)

            

(2015) WillaB Productions

NOTE: You may view a short informational clip by clicking here.

To purchase this video please call Diane McClary Studio at 760.771.6666

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THE IMPRESSIONIST'S JOURNEY 3: PLEIN AIR PAINTING - BARREL CACTUS

The Impressionistís Journey III, Plein Air Painting, is a set of DVDís that focus on painting outdoors.  In this series, Diane builds on the first DVDís in The Impressionistís Journey Series  (Beginning Steps and Seeing and Mixing Color) and takes you out of the studio to where impressionism was born, in the beauty and natural light of the outdoors. 

Barrel Cactus is the seventh DVD in the plein air series.  In this volume Diane teaches the key concepts of capturing the primitive beauty of the barrel cactus, and she reiterates the important steps of creating a successful painting that she learned from Russian Impressionist master Sergei Bongart. 

For example:

  • How to see the ďcolor of light and shadowĒ;

  • The simplification of subject matter in order to capture the essence of the chosen scene;

  • How to determine the correct ďcolor temperatureĒ, and then how to mix and exaggerate it for maximum impact in your painting;

  • And many more 'as she paints' tips and advice.

36 min.     DVD     $50.00 (plus tax and shipping)

            

(2015) Diane McClary Fine Art Products LLC

NOTE: You may view a short informational clip by clicking here.

To purchase this video please call Diane McClary Studio at 760.771.6666

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THE IMPRESSIONIST'S JOURNEY 3: PLEIN AIR PAINTING - SMOKE TREES

The Impressionistís Journey III, Plein Air Painting, is a set of DVDís that focus on painting outdoors.  In this series, Diane builds on the first DVDís in The Impressionistís Journey Series  (Beginning Steps and Seeing and Mixing Color) and takes you out of the studio to the birthplace of impressionism: in the beauty and natural light of the outdoors. 

Smoke Trees is the sixth DVD in the plein air series.  In this volume Diane paints a landscape scene that captures the ethereal beauty of the legendary smoke tree. In it, she uses the techniques she learned from Russian Impressionist master Sergei Bongart and his instructors. 

For example:

  • How to see the ďcolor of lightĒ;

  • How to simplify a complicated scene down to its essentials;

  • How to determine the correct ďcolor temperatureĒ, and then how to mix and exaggerate it for maximum impact in your painting;

  • And many more 'as she paints' tips and advice.

49 min.     DVD     $50.00 (plus tax and shipping)

            

(2015) Diane McClary Fine Art Products LLC

NOTE: You may view a short informational clip by clicking here.

To purchase this video please call Diane McClary Studio at 760.771.6666

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THE IMPRESSIONIST'S JOURNEY 3: PLEIN AIR PAINTING - JOSHUA TREES

The Impressionistís Journey III, Plein Air Painting, is a set of instructional DVDs on plein air painting.  They are practical applications of the tools and instructions set out by Diane McClary in her first two volumes:

  • The Impressionistís Journey I - Beginning Steps

  • The Impressionistís Journey II - Seeing and Mixing Color

Diane McClary is a nationally recognized Southwest impressionist painter and teacher.  She studied for many years under the Russian master, Sergei Bongart.  The key concepts she learned from him are distilled into clear instructions for artists of all levels.  These concepts will help you bring your art to a new level.

     Plein Air - Joshua Trees is the 10th, and newest of her DVDs.  Diane shares the keys to creating successful paintings:

  • The importance of values

  • How to see and paint the colors of the light on the objects you are painting

  • How to mix the correct color temperatures to reflect what the light is doing

  • The importance of color harmony

  • Scene selection

  • Simplification of subject matter and composition

  • Plein air painting tools and methods

     . . . and much more.

44 min.     DVD     $50.00 (plus tax and shipping)

            

(2016) Diane McClary Fine Art Products LLC

NOTE: You may view a short informational clip by clicking here.

To purchase this video please call Diane McClary Studio at 760.771.6666

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THE IMPRESSIONIST'S JOURNEY 3: PLEIN AIR PAINTING - SAGUARO CACTUS

The Impressionistís Journey III, Plein Air Painting - Saguaro Cactus is part of a series of Dianeís instructional DVDís on painting desert scenes.  As an impressionist artist, Diane discovered that the light on the Saguaro cactus, combined with the mood and feel of the desert, made painting these cacti a favorite experience.  Now she shares her knowledge and experience with you.

Diane attributes the success of her impressionist painting to the many concepts of art that she learned from her study with the international Russian master of impressionist painting, Sergei Bongart.

In this DVD you will see Diane select a scene, discuss the considerations of composition, and then proceed with 2 demonstrations; a black and white value sketch followed by an impressionist color painting. You will learn:

  • Scene simplification

  • How to draw and paint the Saguaro with interesting proportions and accents;

  • How to recognize the color and direction of the light to create an effective color harmony;

  • How to paint warm and cool color temperatures, and make value decisions correctly;

  • How to create the painting in steps;

  • How to create simple abstract shapes, modeling and final details, all resulting in an increased confidence in planning and executing a plein air sketch.

60 min.     DVD     $50.00 (plus tax and shipping)

            

(2017) Diane McClary Fine Art Products LLC

NOTE: You may view a short informational clip by clicking here.

To purchase this video please call Diane McClary Studio at 760.771.6666

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