Landscape Painting: 5 Topics with Ben M. Young


Registration Opens January 4th, 2023 @ 8am PT

Audit: Watch instructor warm up, demo and receive photo reference every week.

Full Participation: Watch instructor warm up, demo, receive photo reference AND receive instructor critique every week.



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Instructor Critiques for Full Participation Students will be uploaded for viewing approximately one week after each class.

This class uses footage from Summer 2020.

Date : 17-Jan – 14-Feb

Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Tuesday

Level : All Levels Welcome

A scripted series for creating outdoor paintings, emphasizing simple approaches to complex problems. Actual sequence and application of the paint to create desired effects such as…Sky, clouds, water, trees, weeds and just how the color and strokes will behave. Designing the composition and staying simple while doing it. Direct and uncomplicated methods that work. Instructor demonstrations and critiques are routine.

The Livestream Video Archive will be available for all livestream students until Friday, February 27th.


  • Painting Grounds (Preferred Brand: Fredrix)
    • (2) to 11”x14”  (6) 8″ x 10″
    • Canvas: Fredrix prestretched canvas: red or green label
    • Panels: Fredrix archieval canvas panels
  • Brushes
    • Below is an assortment of recommended sizes in bristles and sables.
    • Bristles (Robert Simmons):
    • Flats 2, 4, 6, 8
    • Rounds 2
    • Sables synthetic
    • Rounds  2, 4
    • Flats 2, 4, 6
  • Cleaning
    • Solvent: Gamsol Oderless Mineral Spirits by Gamblin
    • Solvent container
    • Brush Soap
  • Palette
    • Wood, plastic or glass
    • Note: Freezer paper is another option.
  • Paints
    • Paints minimum:
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Alizarin Crimson Permanent
    • Cadmium Red Light
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Burnt Sienna
    • Phthalo Green
    • Titanium White
    • Phthalo blue
  • Miscellaneous:
    • Roll of absorbent paper towels Viva or Scott brand recommended
    • 100% clove oil (optional)
    • Retouch Varnish Spray can (optional)
    • painting Medium (optional)
    • Palette knife (optional)

Ben M. Young

Ben Young has studied and taught at Watts Atelier for the past 20 years. He has worked as a freelance illustrator and conceptual designer. Clients include Sony Entertainment, Reflexive Entertainment, Upper Deck and Blizzard. Ben is currently working on his career in fine art. View more of Ben’s work at

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Class Type

Full Participation, Audit