Painting A Fiery Sunset Sketch

Learning To Quickly Capture Nature's Brilliance!

Nature's brilliance can seem daunting to tackle, especially when we're in a race against the clock—after all, how long do we really have before the sun has disappeared below the horizon line? Not long, but I assure you it's long enough!

Capturing all that brilliance on a sketchbook page is well within our reach if we do a few things first: prepare, play, and practice!

There's nothing quite like being in the moment and capturing a radiant image on location. This video demonstration will help you to develop the skills to do just that by helping you to prepare your page and by showing you how to suggest detail, step-by-step, to capture a strong likeness of a Fiery sunset!

Come and join me on learning the steps to capturing those gorgeous, vibrant colors (hint: by using carefully selected pigments) by preparing the page (so that you can jump right in) and then playing (no further explanation needed)! With some practice to build the skills and confidence needed to create a sunset sketch on location, and with access to the class for a year, you'll be capturing beautiful sunsets in no time!

This course covers how to set up the page, using an appropriate watercolor paper, choosing harmonious pigments, how to suggest wave action and the steps to capturing the glow of a Fiery Sunset!

Please Note: This class teaches how to create a sketch in a small format. The techniques used in this video demonstration lend themselves to growing the skills needed to paint on location by creating a small image and suggesting detail. While it is certainly possible to sketch and paint slowly, the style demonstrated does not always translate well when used in a larger painting.

Your Instructor

Laure Ferlita
Laure Ferlita

Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!

Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.

She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.

“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"

To see more of Laure's work, please visit her blog, Painted Thoughts or her Instagram account at @laure.ferlita.

Course Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
All materials are available immediately. The course is self-paced and you decide when to start and when to finish! You can watch video demonstrations as many times you'd like and all handouts can be downloaded for reference. You will have 365 days with materials from the date of your enrollment.
How long do I have access to the course?
You will have unlimited access to all materials for 365 days—across any and all devices you own—from the date you sign up for the class.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 4 days from the date of purchase and we will give you a full refund.

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