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Value & value relationships in landscape™


Ready to Discover How to Improve the Illusion of Form and Depth in your Painting?


Value & Value Relationships in Landscape will help you understand and represent tonal values well so that you can improve the illusion of form and depth in your landscape.

  • You've painted some landscapes but you still struggle to create a convincing sense of landscape space. 

  • You've painted other things as well but somehow this subject presents its own challenges and that makes you feel stuck without achieving the depth and form you expected in your landscape.

  • You can't quite understand how to establish enough contrast between the land and the sky and don't know how to make objects recede and advance.

Understanding values and value relationships and learning how to implement essential principles and techniques is how you’ll take your landscape painting to the next level!


You know you want to get better at creating the illusion of depth and form in your painting.

You also want to give your work a fresh and painterly look - You already know that the best way to improve your skills to do that is by understanding the core principles and techniques necessary to represent space and depth in landscape.

You're so eager to get your brushes out and paint that stunning landscape before you but you have so many questions!

  •  How can I maintain a convincing sense of space on my subject?
  • How can I interpret value?

  • How can I paint without being overwhelmed by all the richness and detail of nature?

  • How to represent the effects of light?

  • Why is my painting looking flat?

  • Why can I not replicate all the tones as seen in nature?

  • How to bring a loose, painterly look into my painting?

  • How to make mountains recede in the distance?

  • How can I bring some objects forward?

  • Why am I not getting my tones right?

  • How should I start my painting? What should I paint first?


I know - there are so many questions that you feel overwhelmed and stuck when it comes to painting a landscape.

And even confusion with all the information that's available nowadays - and most times you don't learn how to implement that knowledge in your painting. 

With Value & Value Relationships in Landscape™, you'll learn step-by-step how to improve the sense of space, form and depth in your landscape so that you can create the stunning landscape paintings you've always dreamed of. 

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"My experience with Livia as my teacher has been key to my success and growing passion for painting"

"Livia's painting knowledge and experience is vast. She can successfully teach anyone from very beginners to advanced students. Her colour theory and technical teaching has given me a great foundation in which to carry on by myself. The result is that I have become a confident painter with the technical tools and understanding necessary to follow my creative desires whilst still having plenty of room to develop. My experience with Livia as my teacher has been key to my success and growing passion for painting. Thank you Livia!"

Fiona Temple - to see Fiona's art, click here

This course is divided into two parts:


Part One

In the first part of this course, you’ll learn the core concepts of value & value relationships and how they form in landscape. 

You'll discover how to use key concepts like plane differentiation, value divisions and the theory of angles to relate and modulate values more easily and successfully. That will also teach you how to paint faster and more loosely.

You'll do six exercises, in different techniques, to get better at understanding and representing form and depth through tonal values.


Part Two pushes you into the next level to build your skills to relate value to colour.

I've developed a Value-Colour Palette System that teaches you how to work with a simple but strong value structure which is based on the value divisions of your subject. You’ll learn how to use this system to relate value to colour and broaden your full-colour palette without losing coherence.

You will have access to my colour diagrams, palette systems, templates and other visuals that have been designed specifically for this course!

You'll discover how to apply the core concepts to represent form and depth through value and colour. And you can repeat this method again and again to any landscape painting you create. 

The total running time of Part One and Part Two is 4 (four) hours.

What you will learn in Part One

  • How values form in Landscape and how to read them properly

  • How to simplify the unlimited range of values in nature into 4 or 5 core values

  • How to use the simplification and massing concepts to paint faster and looser without losing coherence

  • How to start a landscape by painting in blocks

  • How to use the value divisions concept to relate value masses and create a system you can follow every time you create a painting

  • How the main sources of light in nature affect the way we see colour and value

  • How to relate value groups

  • How to use the plane differentiation concept in your painting to understand when a value change occurs

  • How to apply the atmospheric perspective principle to improve the illusion of depth and space

  • How to avoid the "Intensity vs. Lightness" trap

  • How to create a traditional value scale and how to identify major value groups in your subject

  • How to paint value shapes to improve your skills to see and represent shades

  • How to use the Old Masters' technique - Brunnaille - to develop a strong foundation in your work

  • and much more!!!

what you will learn in Part Two

  • How to relate value to colour

  • How to use my Value-Colour Palette System to mix your colour groups following the value divisions in your subject.

  • how to use a full-colour palette without losing coherence

  • How to study the Masters to learn further and faster

  • How to manipulate atmospheric effects and depth through value, colour and edge

  • How to use colour temperature to suggest value change for a painterly approach

  • How to 'bend' colour and make your colours "sing"

  • and much more!!!


Premium Video Lessons

Premium videos are longer and cover much more information than my YouTube videos. I put a lot of energy and effort in my courses so that you can have a complete learning experience. You'll learn the principles and concepts as well as its implementation through practice.

Part One is divided into 9 lessons and Part Two is divided into 10 lessons so that you don't get overwhelmed with one long video and can go back to any lesson and watch it again and again at anytime.

The total running time of Part One and Part Two is 4 (four) hours.

The videos are High Definition and in MP4.


I've developed a variety of exercises to help you learn the information and build your skills to see and represent values well. The video demos show you step-by-step how to develop the exercises.

Workbook and Templates

You'll also get a workbook with assignments and templates that complement the video demos. These worksheets and templates will assist you so that you can implement what you've learned with ease.

Downloads are all in PDF format and compatible with all systems.

Painting Demonstrations

I explain step-by-step of what I'm doing and why. I also develop graphics that overlay my painting when I want to explain how the principles work together when I'm creating a painting.


You can download the transcripts of all videos so that you can use Google to translate it into another language if English is your second language.


The videos are compatible across all your devices, anytime, anywhere. It's a user-friendly platform.

The course is self-paced! So you can join in when you want and finish on your schedule! You can come back to the videos and watch them over-and-over. You have lifetime access! Yes, forever!


"She has the ability to explain techniques and principles to anyone at any level"

"I would thoroughly recommend Livia to anyone who wants help to advance their painting. Whatever level you are at, complete beginner through to helping you advance your skills further. She has the ability to explain techniques and principles to anyone at any level. Not only is she a talented artist she is talented in passing on that knowledge to others.

Thanks Livia for all your help! I hugely appreciate it and I wouldn't be where I am today without your help!"

Georgette Thompson - to see Gerogette's art, click here

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"I WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND LIVIA's painting tutorials."

"I was a novice with little painting experience before Livia's lessons. The guidance and tools she delivers in her lessons have improved my painting substantially and have helped me create beautiful paintings that I am proud of! I would highly recommend Livia as an art tutor" - Michal Sharvit

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Hi, I'm Livia!


I've been a professional artist and art tutor for 18 years. Painting and helping people discover their potential, develop their skills to paint and create works of art that they are proud of are my passion.

As an artist, I work hard to develop paintings that speak both to me and to others about the beauty that exists in Nature and transitory moments.

Part of my process before I begin painting is to collect information and feelings about my subject and develop quick tonal value sketches to study depth and form and plan the best composition.

Then I analyse colours and textures and try to represent it with the fewest strokes to bring simplicity, poetry and beauty onto the canvas.

My goal with every finished work is to capture nature’s transitoriness and liveliness and immortalise these elements through my colours and brushwork.

The key to that begins in understanding value and value relationships well. That is one of the most important skills a painter should develop if they want to take their painting to the next level.


what happens when you buy?


Step 1: Enroll in Value & Value Relationships in Landscape.

step 2: you'll receive an email with all the details.

step 3: you'll get immediate access to Part One.

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Frequently Asked Questions

+ Why are there 2 courses?

Each part of the course will focus on different aspects of value and value relationships in landscape and how to translate value to colour. Together, they would take too long as a single course. As two courses, you can learn everything you need to know about each part and spread the payments if needed. If you want both, you can buy them together as a pre-pay pack and save money.

+ Is $97 a monthly fee?

No. this is not a subscription. It's a one-time payment and you have lifetime access to this course.

+ Can I download the videos?

Yes! Each video is downloadable as a mp4 file. You don't need to download them though. You can always log in to your member's area and watch there. Please, don't share the videos and downloads. Each purchase helps me create more videos like these. There is a lot of work and effort in producing them.

+ Are there subtitles in my language?

No. But you can download the transcripts of all lessons and translate to whatever language you want by using Google Translate.

+ When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

+ How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

+ What if I'm traveling? Can I still get in?

yes! The course is self-paced. You determine when you start and when you finish. You can buy it during the launch period to get the early bird pricing and Special Limited Edition Bonus about Sorolla and his colour technique, and just start when you're back to your home sweet home!

+ Who is this for?

From beginner to intermediate, this course is for anyone willing to grow in their art and have a better understanding of the principles and theories and how to apply them to their painting.

+ Do I get access to all videos you make in the future?

No. This includes only 'Value & Value Relationships in Landscape' lessons.

+ Can I share these videos?

No. Each purchase helps me create more videos and more content like these. So, please, don't share.

+Can I get this as a DVD?

At the moment, I'm offering this only as an online course.

+ What's the difference between your premium courses and your free YouTube videos?

My premium online courses are designed to give the students a detailed understanding of a specific subject. They are downloadable, and include normal speed extended videos, assignment demos, workbooks, templates and transcripts. The principles and rules are broken down into easy-to-follow lessons with plenty of graphics and visuals to help you understand them with ease. Also the lessons are hosted on an awesome platform, which gives the student a great experience.

+ Can I do the exercises proposed in other mediums?

Yes, you can. This is suitable for Oil, Acrylic, Watercolour

+ What's your refund policy?

We offer a 15 day money back guarantee if you're unhappy with the course for any reason. If you watched the videos and didn't think it was worth the money just let me know and I'll give you a full refund. The only condition is that you have not downloaded the lessons. Please contact if you have a problem or want a refund.