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Jed Dorsey

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Light as a Focal Point

Create a focal point in your landscape paintings by incorporating light! Watch as Jed demonstrates how to place light within an outdoor scene to draw interest and direct the viewer’s eye. Learn to mix a limited palette of acrylic colors so that your light source appears as natural as possible, while at the same time creating contrast and helping to focus the overall composition of your painting. Once you’ve mastered this fundamental technique, there’s no limit to the creative possibilities.

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About the Artist

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Born into a family of professional artists, Jed Dorsey is an award-winning acrylic painter known for his radiant urban and rural landscapes. Currently based in the Pacific Northwest, Jed conducts painting workshops both in person and online and hosts a weekly live virtual painting party for art enthusiasts around the world. His work has been featured on HGTV, exhibited in museums, and can be found on display in homes and businesses throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Check out Jed’s work at jeddorseyart.com, see his teaching work at acrylicuniversity.com, and follow him on his social channels: Facebook and Instagram