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 emotion or movement you want …
You’re not getting the light effects or perspective you want ...

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


You’re an artist.

Artists are always striving to perfect their craft and technique. You want to get better, you try to get better, but you’re stuck.

And it’s frustrating. You wonder if you should throw in the paintbrush…

  • Why isn’t my composition 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?
  • Why do my trees look like they’re floating?

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


You know instruction from a master artist is the BEST way to get better, but accessing that resource is challenging:

→  Getting to the in-person workshops is a huge investment of time, energy, and money:
Plane tickets, hotel reservations, meals out, packing up all your supplies. {And then, you just have to hope you can see & hear the instructor!}

 

→  Scheduling is problematic:
You have family members to care for, vacations scheduled, and work commitments. {And if you become ill during that time, you lose out!}

 

→  Finding local classes with skilled instruction from accomplished artists is impossible:
Just because someone is teaching doesn’t mean he or she is qualified. {There’s a good chance you may be more skilled than the instructor!}

 

→  Discovering a live workshop you want to attend is already full.
With credit card in hand, “SOLD OUT” flashes across your screen. {Better luck next year!}

Or maybe you do go to in-person workshops with instruction from a master artist, and you feel full of motivation. But when you get back to your studio ... you can’t replicate what you saw, your notes aren’t sufficient, and you have no one to ask for help. Argh.


So you have two choices:

One, you can:

Keep on doing what you’re doing, trying to figure it out on your own. {And get cozy with the tedious process of trial and error.}

Maybe you’ll paint the kind of paintings you want to… one day.

Or ...  

Two, you can:

STUDY WITH A MENTOR ARTIST 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 a master artist (and experienced instructor) who’s by your figurative side for 365 days. Yes … you have access to your mentor for an entire year!
  • Soak in the lessons when it’s convenient for you. It’s true … recorded lessons means no schedule and no set times you need to be in the studio!
  • Zero travel stress - no planes to catch, supplies to pack, or reservations to make. Yay ... none of that hassle to get to a world-famous artist!
  • Learn at your own pace - rewind, pause, zoom in and freeze the frame and savor each lesson. That’s right … you can watch as many times as you want and experience new revelations each time!

 

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 your mentor is available to help you work through challenges.
  • More confident in your skills as an artist.

You aspire to get better and deepen your skills in design, tonal values, structure, or using animals in the landscape. 

ENROLL HERE TODAY - $595!

KNOW HOW TO USE YOUR PAINTS AND BRUSHES
LIKE THE MASTERS, SO YOUR PAINTINGS BREATHE
EMOTION, MOVEMENT, AND DEPTH.

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 for an easier journey to a painting you love.

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

→ You haven’t created a primary focal point with secondary and tertiary focal points to tell your story.

→ You aren’t getting movement and emotion into your landscape & animals.

→ You haven’t learned how to achieve proportion and distance correctly, especially in more complex scenes.


But here’s the fine art fabulous news.
We can change that. Together.

YES, I WANT TO ENROLL!

INTRODUCING ...
DEVELOPING AN IMPRESSIONISTIC APPROACH
WITH
COLLEY WHISSON

A 365-day online course with instruction & mentoring from
acclaimed artist Colley Whisson.


→ Whether you’ve been painting for 1 year, 7 years, or 19 years ...
→ Whether you paint still lifes, landscapes, or figures ...
→ Whether you paint with oils, acrylics, or watercolors …

 

Colley Whisson’s phenomenal instruction and talent will get you to the next level and beyond.

Packed with over 15 HOURS of instruction in the four core modules WITH new content added monthly AND recorded critiques from Colley added bi-monthly.

Colley shows you how to:

Use directional lines, focal points, mass, balance, vertical planes, and horizontal planes.
{So you can masterfully tell a visual story in your art.}

 

Pick out subtle and accurate tonal values (not to be mistaken with color).
{So you know how to achieve powerful light effect in your paintings.}

 

Achieve realistic perspective and proportions in complex structural scenes.
{So your paintings read MUCH better.}

 

Place animals into your scene or give a sense that someone lives there
{So you can turn an interesting scene into a spectacular painting.}

ENROLL HERE TODAY!

ALL OF THIS WITH COLLEY WHISSON
... TAGGED AS ONE OF AUSTRALIA’S
FINEST IMPRESSIONIST PAINTERS

Unlike workshops that end quickly and abandon you,
Colley provides his expertise and support to you for a FULL YEAR..

AND

Unlike other online art instruction sold as is,
you actually get to interact regularly with Colley.

AND

Unlike local art classes that often give inadequate instruction from
so-so artists, you learn from an renown master of painting.

WHEN YOU ENROLL IN
DEVELOPING AN IMPRESSIONISTIC APPROACH, YOU GET 365 DAYS OF MENTORING WITH COLLEY WHISSON, INCLUDING:

Regular communication with Colley.
Get your questions answered and ongoing support as you push through challenges … right in Colley’s private Facebook group, 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 ask Colley for guidance. For a whole YEAR!

 

Bi-monthly critiques of student work (directly from Colley) that he records and adds into the course.
The course is always expanding and providing you even further opportunities to see growth in your work. Your painting may even be selected (among those submitted) for critique!

 

41+ lessons in four core modules by Colley Whisson, beautifully recorded in high-definition with crisp sound, available to you online 24/7 for one full year.
Watch when YOU want to and freeze, zoom in, rewind, or rewatch as often as you want. Gain new revelations each time you watch.

 

NEW video lessons added monthly - the course keeps growing!
In addition to the lessons inside the four core modules, Colley records a NEW instructional video and adds it into your course EVERY month!

 

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

**A note about the Facebook group:** 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 WITH COLLEY WHISSON

 

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 EDUCATIONAL CONTENT
ADDED MONTHLY FROM COLLEY

The course keeps expanding, providing YOU with further opportunities to see growth in your work.

Here's a sneak peek of a few videos Colley has shared inside the course:
- Edges & Brushwork
- How to Alter a Scene & Tonal Contrast

All students love the 16th of the month when the NEW videos get 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 and add it into the course (another way the course grows throughout the year). And then, it’s yours to watch until the course ends (at your 365-day mark).

And if Colley selects your work for critique, you can remain anonymous for the recording -- if you wish.

Regular contact with Colley means you’ll receive continuous support & encouragement to keep you focused, inspired, and moving 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.

Only inside Tucson Art Academy Online.


 

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

 

(That comes out to less than $50/month for mentorship
and instruction from Colley Whisson!)

 

It’ll be quite some time before we open up Colley’s course again.
So join Colley and his other students now.

 

Colley’s entire course is open to you when you enroll. 
Start perfecting your technique today.

ENROLL HERE TODAY!

?? ~ 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 still lifes, landscapes, figures, or abstract … whether you use oils, acrylics, pastels, or watercolors, Colley’s course will teach you techniques and skills EVERY artist needs.

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

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

Is this for beginners or advanced students?

Colley’s class is designed for all skill levels. The modules are designed to advance your skills and deepen the complexity of how you use tonal values, planes, shapes, brushstrokes, and signs of life to paint a narrative. Artists are never done learning, and Colley will be sure to bring every student’s paintings up a level or several.

Do I have deadlines to finish modules or turn in assignments during the year?

NO, you have full access for 365 days and that means you can go at your own pace and spend more time in the lessons that are pushing you at the edge of your development.


AND WHEN YOU ENROLL,
WE HAVE 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. 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.


THAT MEANS YOU GET:

  • Colley Whisson’s course Developing An Impressionistic with mentorship and guidance from Colley for 365 days.
  • Plus: Garden Light Video
  • Plus: New instructional videos are added into the course EACH month
  • Plus: Recorded group critiques are added in bi-monthly

What are you waiting for?!

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

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