Fall is almost here – my favourite time of the year! Because it marks the return to school, autumn has ingrained in many of us the annual desire to learn new skills. One skill I attempted for the past two years was to attend paint night events to learn how to paint. I thoroughly enjoyed these experiences. This year, paint night events are no longer held in person so paint classes have gone virtual. You can also find many online painting tutorials on YouTube. If you love the fall as I do, you’ll want to create some of your own paintings depicting fall scenes. Below are links to some of the best online painting instruction for autumn scenes. I’m trying to make up my mind which one I will attempt to paint!
Angela Andersen is a very popular online painting instructor on YouTube. She has over 254,000 subscribers. I would not call the Autumn Forest “easy’; it’s more of an intermediate level painting. It will give you a lot of practice drawing trees!
Red Autumn Barn at Yaymaker
Even though Yaymaker, (formerly called Paint Nite) in-person classes have been cancelled during the pandemic, they are offering virtual classes. You can sign up to paint the Red Autumn Barn painting for $15.
Paint this Autumn Trees scene along with Renjitha in this online painting instruction. She doesn’t speak during the video, but there are clear instructions that appear for each step. I find she does tend to work quickly so you may find that you have to pause the video frequently.
The Art Sherpa’s online painting tutorials are great for beginners because she shows you exactly the type of supplies you will need to paint the painting, as well as provides a step-by-step guide in how to create the painting. Her videos even show you which colour of paint she is using for each stroke, which is very helpful. The Impressionist style of the Color Walk Forest painting makes it a particularly good choice for beginners since the brush strokes are not detailed.
You’ll enjoy following the guidance of The Painting Stoof (Steph Moraca) when painting her Autumn Landscape. She is very clear in her instruction and shows you exactly the supplies you’ll need with links in her description where you can purchase them on Amazon.
Which, if any, of the above paintings would you consider painting?