Approaches to Acrylic Landscapes
The course is designed for the serious beginner (well read and with acrylic experience) to the intermediate painter interested in alternative approaches.
We will review/discuss the principles of value, form, perspective and composition. We will paint together the rest of the workshop. We will plan using shape and value sketches and discuss best composition choices. We will work from the same references provided. Each "start" will be made with a different approach- in each case building on value. We will develop the paintings together stroke by stroke, glaze by glaze. We will stop as we go to critique and adjust/correct - and make a final critique to consider and other choices we could have made to make the piece stronger.
Emphasis will be on planning, design, working with values and colour, critiquing our work, and finally making the paintings "stand on their own", free of reference.
In the three day workshops, the last day will be using your references and the planning principles we developed to make your own paintings.
Lazy S Ranch Studio – Pemberton, B.C. April 8,9,10 , 2016
Coastal Collective , Victoria , November 19,20 2016
Old School House, Qualicum Beach, January 17,18,19 2017
Chemanius Art Group February 26,-28 2017
Leading Edge Workshops, Calgary, April 28-30, 2018