Join us virtually and work from your favourite landscape image to create your own painting. You will learn and work on the fundamentals of landscape painting, including composition, perspective, colour mixing, and paint application. You will receive plenty of individual attention and critique and will enjoy demonstrations by the instructor at each class.
Welcome and introduction, followed by learning how to select an image to paint from and a discussion of composition. Learn how to gesso a canvas and use L brackets to scale a photo to draw onto canvas.
Review and critique students drawing images. Demonstration of the painting process starting with how to work dark values into an image, and colour mixing with a limited palette and brush use.
Ongoing work critique, and a new demonstration of mixing white into pigments working light to mid tone.
Demonstration for finishing a landscape painting, developing detail, and using a detail brush to paint clouds, water and sky. Continued guidance, as well as questions and answers will be given.
CLASS MATERIALS LIST:
Acrylic pigments (Ultramarine blue, Alizarin Crimson, Hansa Yellow, Yellow ochre)
8-ounce white Gesso
Small Matte medium
One canvas (at least 14”x18”)
Charcoal Pencils (medium) & Willow stick for drawing
Sketchbook (at least 12"x14")
Approximately five acrylic bristle brushes (one 1” Bright style brush, two medium size brushes, one small and one Rigor style brush for detail)
Printed photocopy, one black and white & one colour (each 11” x 17” if possible)
A few sheets of Bond printer paper
Staedtler white eraser
A couple of coloured pencils
Ruler or straight edge
Please Note: Students should have their work on an easel or in a stable vertical position during session time for visibility
Martha Johnson received a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Honours, from the University of Guelph, worked with and was mentored by Tom Hodgson (Painter’s 11). She is known for figurative and landscape painting as well as ephemeral animal sculptures typically seen in installation and photography. Her work often incorporates an environmental subtext. Martha has researched and developed a body of work based on a hundred-year-old narrative about an Albatross found in the Bay of Fundy. As a history painter SHADOW RED, a solo exhibition in 2017 referenced the hundredth anniversary of Tom Thomson’s death. She shares a family connection to the discovery of the artist’s remains on Canoe Lake (The Tom Thomson Mystery; Judge William T Little). A listed Canadian artist, her work is held public, corporate and in private collections worldwide. Martha’s work is carried by Art Interiors and White Wall North in Toronto. Visit www.marthajohnson.ca.
"Martha, you are amazing!! I'm so impressed with how you managed to bring your usual caring touch and humour to the class without being in the same room.” - Adult student