Many contemporary paintings take their inspiration from an impression or emotion. If you want to explore a more spontaneous approach to painting, then this virtual class is perfect for you. With a modern take on painting, learn how to interpret and translate contemporary imagery into a work that speaks to both you and others. Painting with acrylics and working from photo reference, (or concept, if you wish) techniques and approaches will be demonstrated and practiced. Plenty of individual attention and group critique will be provided. You will learn problem-solving techniques for painting issues that arise through the study of composition, perspective, fore/mid/background, colour mixing, contrast and sense of depth. This online class is best for students who have some previous painting experience.
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