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. 


Recent completed:


    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



New Scheduled:


    Leading Edge Workshops, Calgary,  April 28-30, 2018