Key to Luminous Paintings
An online masterclass with Layne Johnson
Whenever someone sees how I start my paintings, here’re the questions I invariably get:
- Why do you paint your canvas brown first?
- What’s that brown paint for?
- What is that you’re painting with???
Here’s my short answer:
It’s an oil paint wash that I use to begin an underpainting, called imprimatura.
For my longer explanation about WHY I start my paintings this way, I invite you to enroll in my Imprimatura Masterclass.
In this painting masterclass you’ll learn:
- A key to painting rich, luminous paintings
- How I begin all my paintings
- The specific underpainting technique I believe is best for landscapes
This course includes a lecture, a full length imprimatura demonstration, Q&A and more than an hour of bonus imprimatura demo footage from several of my other paintings.
"I just watched your imprimatura masterclass... and I LOVED IT!! I took lots of notes and can’t wait to use what you showed me in my new painting." :-)
"That was a perfect class, I truly enjoyed. Thank you so much." :-)
"I just wanted to say that this masterclass was awesome."
With more than 200,000 followers on Instagram, Layne Johnson is a highly sought after artist and painting instructor. An award winning lifelong painter and professional artist, Layne’s art career includes graphic designer, illustrator, children’s book artist and fine art painter. These days he's best known for his expansive and dramatic cloudscapes.
Layne’s paintings have been described as a blend of Luminism and Classical Realism with a touch of American Impressionism. His work is available at The Good Art Company in Fredericksburg, TX, and Dutch Art Gallery in Dallas, TX. He's also a member of Oil Painters of America, National Oil & Acrylic Painters' Society, American Impressionist Society, and Artists of Texas.
"Layne Johnson, has returned to his fine art roots in a series of staggeringly breathtaking cloudscapes... There are few artists today who can capture a landscape as does Layne Johnson."
− Art Aesthetics Magazine