Expressive Landscape Painting (One Day Workshop)


The foundation of this workshop lies in traditional landscape painting, however the resultant paintings will be anything but traditional! This workshop is rooted in the formal qualities of landscape painting and uses these principles as means to abstract. The first half of the workshop will be spent exploring automatic drawing techniques, compositional studies, and non-traditional color palettes, the later half will be spent working on a larger, more involved painting. The sequential layout of this class will give students the tools and confidence to take chances and make informed decisions on the canvas.

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Medium: Acrylic
Skill Level: All


Value Structure
How to abandon local color
Automatic/gestural drawing
Taking risks
Adding and subtracting elements in a painting
Color mixing
Palette building
Compositional best practices
Temperature, saturation, lightness/darkness of color