(Part 2) Landscape Painting Essentials with Robert Watts


Streaming Registration Opens October 20th at 8am Pacific Time

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

All videos will be available until two weeks after week 5 of the term.

We usually have high traffic on our site when streaming classes go live in the morning so things can be slower.  This time around, when you purchase any streaming classes make sure that you only press the purchase button once when you are at checkout!



This class is Audit-Only.

Date : 9 Nov – 14 Dec

Length: 5 Weeks

Videos Uploaded: 12pm on Tuesday

Level : All Levels Welcome

This is Re-run series from a 10-Week 2020 Term. The first 5 demos ran last term, and the last 5 run this term.

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.


  • 12” x 16” canvas stretched or panels
  • Gamsol
  • Brush Cleaning Container
  • Rags
  • Razor Blade (for cleaning palette)
  • Paints minimum list
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Pthalo Green
    • Cadmium Yellow Light
    • Titanium White 1lb tube
  • Paints optional list
    • Cadmium Orange (strongly advised)
    • Madder Lake Deep Extra (Old Holland Jerry’s #40604 superior to and replaces Alizarin Crimson)
    • Cobalt Blue
    • Cadmium Red Deep
    • Burnt Sienna
  • Brushes
    • (2) Bristle bright # 3
    • (2) Bristle flat # 6
    • (1) Bristle flat # 10
    • (1) Bristle flat # 12
    • (1) Robert Simmons white sable #761R (long handle)

Robert Watts

Robert Watts is the consummate professional. His credits include lead illustrator for Ryan Aeronautical, Navy Combat Artist during Vietnam and founding President of the Society of Illustrators of San Diego. His awards include, but are not limited to, ‘Best of Show’and Franklin Mint Awards at the American Society of Aviation Artist exhibitions in 1992-93. Mr. Watts attended both Pratt Institute and Art Center. With over 30 years of experience, Robert Watts has worked for varied clients including NASA, American Airlines, General Dynamics, and the U.S. Navy. Mr. Watts is currently one of the premier architectural illustrators in San Diego and a signature member of the Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.

Additional information

Class Type

Full Participation, Audit