Working from a photo reference, you will explore the artistic and creative opportunities found in landscape painting. Demonstrations, plenty of individual attention and encouragement will increase your creative confidence and style, while introducing you to painting essentials including composition, perspective, tone, form, texture, brush and palette knife techniques, colour mixing, contrast and sense of depth. Students can choose to paint in either oils or acrylics. This course is suitable for students of all levels and experience.
Students will begin with values and shapes by creating a small tonal sketch and develop a colour study.
Students will learn to paint beautiful clouds employing hard and soft edges and capture characteristics of fluffy clouds.
Learn how to get the best design from your reference by editing the image to improve the landscape compositional design.
Students will be shown a variety of examples of painting with water, followed by a demonstration of techniques to capture reflections and moving water.
CLASS MATERIALS LIST:
Please Note: If you have acrylic or oil materials already, please use what you have. It is not compulsory to have all the items listed.
Paint Colours (oils or acrylics): Titanium White (Large tube), Cadmium Yellow Light or Hansa Yellow, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Red Medium, Ultramarine Blue (Large Tube), Thalo Blue, Quinacridone Magenta or Medium Magenta, Dioxazine Purple (optional), Phthalo Green or Viridian Green, Permanent Green or Green Light (optional), Sap Green (with a strong value), Cadmium Orange or other Yellow Orange, Raw Umber (optional), Indanthrene Blue (Indigo Blue in oils - optional), Transparent Red Oxide (optional), Yellow Ochre, Ivory Black
Gesso - small tub (ex. Liquitex or Golden)
For Oils Only: GAMBLIN non toxic Safflower Gel Medium in a tube, Galkyd (Fast Drying Medium)
Disposable Palette (9x12 or larger)
Filbert Brushes: 3, 4, 8, 10
Flat Brushes: #3, 6, 8, 12 (Soft hair/synthetic)
Round Brushes: #1, 2, 4 (soft hair synthetic or sable)
1 – 2 inch wide house painting brush (or even wider for applying tints)
Shapers: Princeton Catalyst White Silicone Mini-blade #4
Brayer: 2” or 4”
Frederix Canvas Pad 9x12 or 12x16
Canvas, Birch or Masonite Panels (or a combination to try various surfaces)
*Square cradled panels or boards are recommended when using a brayer
Mixed media sketchbook (XL Canson 9”x12”)
Pencils or Watercolour Pencils in gray, black, brown for sketching
Green painters tape
Nitrile or Latex gloves if desired
Artist’s Soap (Baby Oil Or Murphy’s Oil Soap for oil painters) for cleaning brushes
Sam Paonessa is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art. He has been a professional artist for over 30 years creating paintings and illustrations, which have been reproduced as greeting cards, calendars, magazines and home décor reproductions. His love of painting is demonstrated in exhibitions and he has gained the attention of fine art collectors, which include private and corporate collections in North America and Europe. Sam is a founding member of Plein Air Canada and a member of the Ontario Society of Artists. Over the years Sam has enjoyed conducting workshops sharing his valuable experience as an artist in the GTA, Haliburton, across Ontario, and Morocco. Visit www.sampaonessa.com.