Landscape Painting Demo by a Master: Dennis Sheehan

Whenever I watch a talented artist paint, I always learn something new. I actually own a few paintings by this master landscape painter, Dennis Sheehan. He and I are inspired by many of the same forefathers of landscape painting – the Barbizon painters, the Luminists, and the Tonalists. I have always dreamed of attending one of his popular workshops back east, watching this video is the next best thing!

I hope you enjoy this intertaining ‘speed video’ demonstration by an artist with real bravado! Let me know what you think…


PS. After viewing this, you might like to read: The Importance of Value & Tone in Painting or Use the Hidden Meaning of Color in Your Art 

Thanks for the visit… :-)

About Lori McNee

Lori McNee is a professional artist who specializes in still life, and landscape oil paintings. She is an exhibiting member of Oil Painters of America, Plein Air Painters of Idaho, serves on the Plein Air Mag Board of Advisors, and is an Artist Ambassador to Arches/Canson/Royal Talens. As the owner of, Lori blogs about fine art tips, marketing, and social media advice for the aspiring and professional artist. As a social media influencer, Lori ranks as one of the Top 100 Most Powerful Women on Twitter, has been featured in the Wall Street Journal and named a #TwitterPowerhouse by The Huffington Post. She is a keynote speaker, has been a talk show host for Plum TV, writes for F+W Media publications including Artist’s Magazine, Artist’s & Graphic Designer’s Market, Photographer’s Market. Also, Zero to 100,000: Social Media Tips & Tricks for Small Businesses. Lori is also a member of the CBS Entertainment Tonight & The Insider Tweet Team.


  1. Awesome video Lori!

    I thought he was going to paint an abstract at first when he started swooshing dark colours around the canvas, before I knew it I could see the trees and reflections appearing. Amazing artist.

    How did he learn his style? Are there books/tutorials online for that style??

    All the best!
    Ronnie :)

    • Hi Ronnie…
      You know, I will try and find out how Dennis developed his technique. I know a few artists who work with him…
      He is fun to watch. I am glad you enjoyed it too!

  2. awesome video. thanks for posting and I’ll check out his site.

  3. Pretty neat to watch this come together. I too thought it was going to be an abstract when he first started painting. I hear a lot of painters talk about painting abstract patterns and shapes when they paint, but this is one of the first times I’ve seen someone start their painting that way. Thanks for posting it Lori!

    • Hello George. Glad you enjoyed this video and learned a thing or two! I always enjoy the opportunity to watch a master at work. Dennis has such a command over that brush!

  4. Great site. A lot of useful information here. I’m sending it to some friends!

  5. Dennis is so fun to watch – I felt like he was a conductor – while his paints were the notes and the brush and knife – the instruments.

    And as a symphony fan – Bravo!

  6. Hi Lori, you are welcome ANYTIME to visit my studio here in Bedford, NH.
    We actually film my newest teaching video every Thurs. with live class ….lot’s of fun!

    • Dennis, what a great surprise finding you here! Thank you for your nice invitation…I just might take you up on it one day! I don’t know if you remember me or not, but I bought two of your paintings back about 8 years ago. They are the stars of my home. Thanks for sharing your inspiration with us all.


  7. Lianne Roussel says:

    Love this artists work but was unable to see this video. Stated that it was not available in this country. Very disappointed.

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