Loose Lush Landscapes

Bonnie Cutts
Approach landscape painting using photos for subject matter, and see what fun adding lots of color and texture can be. Come and paint all day in a loose way, applying bold, big brushstrokes with a lot of paint, and/or pour paint for an interesting effect. You will learn to add texture with gels and molding pastes and figure out which material best suits you as you create little paintings packed with emotion. The focus of the class will be on capturing larger shapes rather than details as you simplify the landscape images. Have fun using paint mixed with gels to create thick, textural paintings filled with lots of energy. Class will warm up with quick drawings to define shapes and forms in the landscape image to be painted. Each student will finish several small paintings during the class, all with a different feel depending on the acrylic materials used. All levels of painting experience are welcome. $10 Materials fee paid to instructor.
Bring to class: 4 large synthetic brushes, flats and filberts up to 1”; 6 – 8” x 10” surfaces to paint on – canvas, canvas boards, or gessoed hardboard surfaces; landscape photos – or use the instructor’s; drawing paper and pencils; palette knives; palette for paint; water container, rags, and a bag lunch.
CLASS ID: 11BAA
Date/Time: Saturday, November 2, 9:00 AM-3:30 PM
Tuition: $95 Member/$119 Non-Member
Material Fee: $10 Payable to instructor
Age/Level: Adults, All Levels

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