YOU STEP BACK TO ADMIRE
YOUR FINISHED PAINTING
But something’s not quite right

It’s not colorful enough, it’s not loose enough …
It’s missing the light effects or perspective you want ...

And you’re not quite sure what to do about it ...


You want to get better, you try to get better... and it’s frustrating.

You wonder what your paintbrush is doing …

  • Why are my colors muddy and dull?
  • Why isn’t my design reading well?
  • Why isn’t my focal point popping?
  • Why isn’t the light coming off as believable?
  • Why does my painting look so flat and have no depth?

And the WHY's always lead to the big how … HOW do I make it better?


YOU DON'T HAVE TO GO AT IT ALONE


Receiving instruction from COLLEY WHISSON (a master artist) is the BEST way to get better!

The desire to paint something beautiful is inside you, but doing the whole tedious process of trial & error is not the answer.

If you want your paintings to thrive over the long term ....

STUDY WITH
COLLEY WHISSON
AND BE MENTORED FOR A FULL YEAR
FROM THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN STUDIO.

WAIT, WHAT? Is that even possible??

Why yes, yes it is.

Picture this (yes, pun intended):

  • Get feedback on your work and regular communication from Colley Whisson, who’s by your figurative side for 365 days. Yes … you have access to Colley's mentoring for an entire year!
  • Absorb the video lessons when it’s convenient for you. It’s true … recorded lessons means no schedule and no set times. Work at your own pace.
  • With each video you can - rewind, pause, freeze the frame and savor each lesson. Full-length painting videos that share hands-on information every step of the way? That’s right … you can watch as many times as you want and experience new revelations each time!
  • Colley will help you integrate learning with DOING, and ensure that your time at the easel is spent painting something you're excited to finish. Knowing what to focus on can eliminate years of unnecessary creative struggle.
  • You'll learn how to follow the steps that bring you results, so you can fear less and create more.

 

And then you’ll feel:

  • Proud to display your art and offer your paintings as gifts to friends & families.
  • Excited to enter that juried show or approach a gallery.
  • Elated because you sold a piece of art.
  • Thrilled because you achieved (in just weeks or months) what would have taken YEARS to figure out on your own.
  • Inspired and motivated because you know what to do, and Colley is there to help you work through any challenges. He holds nothing back from his students.

ENROLL HERE TODAY - $595 USD

YES, YOU CAN LEARN TO PAINT LIKE THE MASTERS!

If your paintings aren’t as jaw-dropping good as you want them to be
… chances are at least one of these challenges is holding you back:

→ You haven’t mastered how to use strong lines and shapes to lead the viewer's eye.

→ You aren’t working effectively with tonal values and color temperatures.

→ You haven’t created a primary focal point to tell your story.

→ You aren’t getting movement & rhythm into your paintings.

→ You haven’t learned how to achieve proportion and distance correctly.


But here’s the fine art fabulous news.
You can change all of this!

ENROLL TODAY IN
DEVELOPING AN
IMPRESSIONISTIC APPROACH!

365 DAYS OF COURSE
ACCESS & MENTORING

WITH COLLEY WHISSON

It's regular communication with Colley.
Get your questions answered with ongoing support in Colley's private Facebook community, specifically for his students. Imagine - if you can’t quite seem to grasp a concept he’s teaching or your painting is falling short, you can post your painting & get feedback from Colley so you can see what a renowned artist does to bring your painting to a more sophisticated, refined work of art. For a whole YEAR!

 

Bi-monthly critiques of student work (directly from Colley) that he video records and adds into the course.
You not only hear but see him digitally color correct students submissions right before your eyes. Everyone benefits from each other this way. You can stop and rewind the critique videos as much as you need to really absorb all his feedback. Plus you’ll have instant access to all of Colley’s previous bi-monthly critiques of student work since the course first opened. There’s many eye-opening tips you can use in your work right away.

 

Colley has 41+ video painting lessons in four core modules, beautifully recorded in high-definition with crisp sound, available to you online 24/7 for one full year.
Dive into each one when your schedule allows. Paint alongside the videos and rewatch as often as you want. You have a full year to paint and have fun with the concepts.

 

NEW content added to the course EVERY month - the course keeps growing!
In addition to the four core modules, Colley records a NEW video lesson addressing a topic with tips & techniques that you can try in your paintings. Students mention all the time how much they enjoy these. They keep you inspired to try new things! And ... you’ll also gain instant access to the 12+ previous lessons loaded up since the course first opened.

 

A private Facebook community with Colley for students in this course only.
Colley “chats” with you inside the group and even surprises you with the occasional pre-recorded video to address questions and share techniques.

**A note about the Facebook community** Participation in the private FB group isn’t required, but it will accelerate your learning as you connect with Colley and other students.

Here are some reasons to get super excited about this added feature:
You have a community of fellow students to support you in your growth. You can give and receive guidance, feedback, plus share your struggles and triumphs with each other. You get to see what other students are asking, so you can learn from their journeys as well!

And we’re betting you just might make some lifelong connections inside the group.


WHAT’S INSIDE ...
DEVELOPING AN
IMPRESSIONISTIC APPROACH
4 CORE MODULES

 

Each module begins with a 2+ hour demonstration lesson where you’ll watch Colley paint a landscape from start to finish while he gives you a play-by-play of what he’s doing, and why.

Then, after the demonstration lesson, you’ll further develop visual and technical insights as Colley takes you through several compositional analyses. You’ll explore works not just by Colley, but also by accomplished artists like Elioth Gruner, Anders Zorn, Harold Herbert, and Harold Septimus Power.


MODULE 1 | DESIGN

Colley demonstrates how artists handle shapes, colors, values, and strokes to use - and break - the “rules” of composition. By deepening your understanding of these critical aspects you can set an intentional path for your viewer’s eye to travel.

COLLEY TEACHES YOU HOW TO:

  • Find the focal point using the foundations of primary, secondary, and tertiary strong lines.
  • Enhance the visual story in your painting with lines, shapes, and brushstrokes.
  • Design a successful composition by integrating a classic S-shape and L-shape method to your painting.
  • Slow the eye down in compositions with strong directional lines by using shapes and subtle lines.
  • Create a more pleasing, stronger scene by editing the original.

And, you’ll learn how to plan before starting, so you enjoy your journey … and appreciate the advancements you’re making.

Plus, when you learn Colley’s techniques, you’ll feel ready to tackle complexity in your subject … no more overwhelm.

 


MODULE 2 | VALUES

Colley intensifies your understanding of how colors, tones, and values are used to paint a story with mastery. Because tonal values tie your painting together, developing your eye for sensitivity to the slightest little change from one area to another is a critical skill that requires practice.

COLLEY TEACHES YOU HOW TO:

  • Achieve a true rendering by developing depth, light, and distance.
  • Bring your painting to life with color temperature and vibrancy.
  • Design a visually interesting piece by using sculpted brushstrokes to achieve values and create energy.
  • Tell a visual story by maintaining the primary light source and direction, as well as the secondary light source, to get a 3-dimensional effect.
  • Create your focal points and represent distance more skillfully by reading the warm and cool values better.

And, you’ll learn to analyze color and contrast ... two very different creatures that artists must grasp to paint like a master.

Plus, Colley will show you how to use your darkest darks and lightest lights to support your primary, secondary, and tertiary focal points.


MODULE 3 | STRUCTURE

Colley teaches you how to break down a complex scene into paintable steps. He’ll delve into brushwork and edges, so that your structural shapes take on the form you are portraying.

COLLEY TEACHES YOU HOW TO:

  • Place your primary lines in place relative to the horizon to get your big shapes, planes, and sections.
  • Establish distance, mid-distance, foreground early on.
  • Prevent your viewer’s eye from being trapped left to right or top to bottom.
  • Simplify when painting scenes that are structurally complex.
  • Control the visual information and maximize your focal points.

And, you’ll learn how to reduce areas and planes to maximize visual interest.

Plus, you’ll come away with a better understanding of how and when to simplify and scale to achieve perspective.


MODULE 4 | ANIMALS IN THE LANDSCAPE

Colley shows you how to enhance your scenes with animals, not to simply add visual interest, but to tell your narrative successfully. He’ll also demonstrate when you need to go strong on details and when to paint just a hint of form.

COLLEY TEACHES YOU HOW TO:

  • Take a sensational scene to the next level with a powerful tool he uses to enhance his medium- to large-sized paintings.
  • Reduce the amount of visual information for objects in the distance while still representing them correctly to your viewer.
  • Prevent your representation of the animal from looking awkward or clumsy.
  • Anchor your animals, so they don’t seem like they’re floating.
  • Avoid overwhelm by placing and creating shapes to get started.

And, Colley shows you how to indicate power, movement, and emotion of the animal with brushstrokes and values.

Plus, Colley shares how he pushed himself out of his comfort zone of landscapes sans animals and taught himself to draw an assortment of critters.


 

Please note* Colley's Developing An Impressionistic Approach Online course is designed with video demonstrations & lessons on landscape paintings in oils. However, Colley's focus is to teach you the basic fundamentals; drawing, composition, values and use of color. Colley is a diverse artist and believes if you understand these elements you can apply them to any subject (figures, portraits, animals, etc.) and easily to your choice of medium (acrylics, gouache & pastels)

 

DEVELOPING AN IMPRESSIONISTIC APPROACH INCLUDES:

OVER-THE-SHOULDER VIDEO INSTRUCTION

When you enroll, you get immediate access to every module -- there are 4 core modules with over 15+ hours of pre-recorded HD video demonstrations and lessons to put it into practice

There's no falling behind, no deadlines, and no set times to be at your computer.

You can stop and rewind as often as you wish. You can practice or watch different segments again and again. And we’re betting each time you watch, you’ll get another ‘aha’!

There’s plenty of time to slow down and have fun with the process.

You can learn from your studio or from across the world because it's available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week -- for one full year on desktop, laptop, tablet, or smartphone. All you need is an internet connection.

NEW VIDEO LESSON ADDED
EVERY MONTH FROM COLLEY

The course keeps expanding throughout the year(s), providing YOU with further tips & techniques you can try in your paintings.

Here's a sneak peek inside this growing library since the course first opened. Gain access to these and many more while your actively enrolled:

- Edges & Brushwork
- How to Alter a Scene
- Tonal Contrast
- Capturing Our Eyes Attention

All students love the middle of the month when the NEW video is added!

BI-MONTHLY OFFICE HOURS WITH COLLEY

You’re invited to submit work to Colley for critique or questions. He chooses from among those submitted to support student progress.

He’ll record the critiques where you not only hear but see him digitally color correct students submissions right before your eyes. Everyone benefits from each other this way. Each critique is added into the course and there for you to watch while your enrolled.

Plus you’ll have instant access to all of Colley’s previous bi-monthly critiques of student work since the course first opened. There’s many eye-opening tips you can use in your work right away.

Regular feedback from Colley means you'll have the attention and expertise you need to keep advancing your work forward.

PHOTOS TO USE IN THE STUDIO

Inside you will find photo reference packages of Colley’s own hand-selected images - ready and staged for you, so you can practice what you've been learning.

Use them as you wish throughout the year. They’re always nice to have on hand when the mood strikes and you just want to get painting.

You are not required, of course, to use the photos - you’re always welcome to develop your own composition.


ABOUT COLLEY WHISSON

COLLEY WHISSON
Born in Brisbane, Australia in 1966, Colley has been painting for over 30 years and teaching art for 22 years across 5 countries.

Colley aims to tell a visual story with clarity and sophistication but will also distort and abstract the image as much as possible while still maintaining a realistic image. You’ll learn how he does this inside the course.

In high demand to hold exhibitions, tutoring appointments, judging and demonstrations in Australia and abroad. Colley continues to make his distinguished mark in the Art World.

Colley shares, “I grew up in semi-rural surrounds which gave me an appreciation for nature and the outdoors, enjoying every opportunity I’ve been given to study and appreciate its nuances.

I have long believed it’s not what you paint but how you paint it. With this in the forefront of my mind I’ve dedicated myself to developing my skills to the highest level possible.”

ABOUT TUCSON ART ACADEMY ONLINE
(TAAO)

We are Gábor & Christine Svagrik

Art is our passion and bringing master artist instructors right to you in your own studio is our mission.

We love physical workshops, but they have their limitations.

→They end way too fast.

→ They require travel, extra expenses, and lugging your materials with you.

→ The dates and times often conflict with your availability.

→ If you can’t make sense of your notes or quite remember how the instructor did something, you’re out of luck.

But we know it can be so frustrating and disheartening to work hard at perfecting your art to only be hit with more stumbling blocks.

So we asked ourselves, ”How can we make world-class art instruction available to everyone who wants it?”

And so, our NEW 365 Day Access with Mentoring series was born. Now students around the world can access some of the most celebrated artists (with incredible teaching ability) available today.

We are delighted to bring our favorite painter from Down Under to your doorstep. 



We couldn’t be more thrilled to make
Australian gem Colley Whisson available to you.

You won’t find Colley Whisson’s course,
Developing An Impressionistic Approach,
anywhere else.

Exclusive content available ONLY inside Tucson Art Academy Online.


 

And while this 365-day course access with mentorship is worth thousands,
we’re only asking for one payment of $595 USD.

 

(That's less than $50/month for mentorship
with Colley Whisson!)

 

Colley’s entire course with all the benefits is open to you when you enroll.

 

Kick those excuses and hesitations aside and
Come join Colley today.

ENROLL HERE TODAY - $595 USD

?? QUESTIONS YOU MIGHT BE WONDERING 

Will this course help me even if I don’t do landscapes or paint with oils?

YES. Whether you paint landscapes, interiors, figures or animals … whether you use oils, acrylics, pastels, or watercolors, Colley’s course will teach you techniques and skills EVERY artist needs at any stage of their creative path. You’ll find inspiration and in-depth how-to’s along with direct feedback and support to enhance your practice.

I’m not techy … is this course easy to use?

YES. All you need to do is login and click “play”. You can pause, rewind or fast forward in each lesson. Watch from your desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone as long as your device is connected to the internet, you’re all set!

Is this for beginners or advanced students?

Colley’s course is designed for all skill levels. We all lead super busy lives so each module will help you advance your skills quickly as possible regardless of how long you've been painting. Artists are never done learning, and Colley thrives on helping you bring your paintings up a level or several.

Do I have deadlines to finish modules during the year?

NO. You have full access to the course for 365 days and that means you can go at your own pace, spend more time in the video lessons, and paint when it is right for you. This year long fomat allows you to uncover your own unique flow as an artist and see changes.

Also if you find yourself stuck, you can hop inside the private course Facebook community and receive feedback from Colley on your painting. It's an amazing community to connect with Colley and your fellow classmates while getting support and guidance to move you forward. Many students consistently say its their new favorite online retreat.


AND WHEN YOU ENROLL,
COLLEY HAS AN
EXCLUSIVE BONUS WAITING FOR YOU!

GARDEN LIGHT
(VALUE $70)


In this 107-minute never-before-seen video, Colley shares how to simplify a complex garden scene from start-to-finish. Find out his techniques for mixing colors, capturing light, creating value patterns, drawing the eye to the focal point, & using expressive brushwork.

And it’s yours to download and keep in your library forever.

ONLY students in Developing An Impressionistic Approach get this special bonus - it’s not available for purchase anywhere.


ONCE ENROLLED YOU'LL RECEIVE:

  • Colley Whisson’s course Developing An Impressionistic with mentorship and guidance from Colley for 365 days.
  • Plus: BONUS - Garden Light Video
  • Plus: A new video lesson EVERY month
  • Plus: In-depth bi-monthly group critiques on paintings
  • Plus: Instant access to ALL past monthly video lessons and bi-monthly Office Hour critiques posted inside the course since the course first opened back in 2017.
  • Plus: Colley's photo reference package of his own hand-selected images - ready and staged for you
  • Plus: Colley's private Facebook community for posting, feedback, and interaction. Be part of each others journey throughout the year!

GET STARTED NOW

365 DAYS WITH COLLEY WHISSON
All this goodness is waiting for you as soon as you enroll.

This isn’t just a course. It’s a community. And it’s awesome.

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