Learn the tricks and techniques to create a painting of our urban environment in a loose and expressive style. This 2-day workshop is packed with techniques that invite the artist to play and experiment with mixed media. You will be able to follow a step-by-step process, and yet, have lots of room for interpretation and self-expression.
The workshop includes assistance with:
DATE: Saturday, March 7, 2020. 12 - 5pm
Sunday, March 8, 1 - 5pm
Cost: $175. (Free GOLDEN acrylic apron to the first 6 registrants)
Mona Lisa Art Salon - 1510 7st. S.W. Calgary, Ab. located in the heart of 17th Ave. S.W. at Just three doors down from Mona Lisa Artists’ Materials
in-person @Mona Lisa Artists’ Materials - 1518 – 7th Street SW
A painting in the sketching stage
Creating a commission painting is a long process and a road which many artists refuse to embark on. Why? Well there are a few reasons why artists often don't like doing commissions:
Most of the time, I really enjoy the challenge of a commission. I try to mitigate some of those above issues by:
The library is one of my favorite places in any city or town and so when I am asked to teach a workshop at the library, I always make the time. This year i facilitated a workshop at the Crowfoot Library and the subject was CITYSCAPE painting. Below are some images of the class and a one participant and her beautiful painting!
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Here is the view that is inspiring the new painting.
I am in an apartment at the bottom this hill. I come up here often to see the view, to run, to relax, to meditate, to take photos and now to draw.
I did a light watercolour and sketch from the top of the hill. the rest of the work happens in the studio.
I carried this birch canvas up the hill along with a little tin of watercolours, one paint brush, pencil, charcoal and a little stool. I sat on my little fold out stool, put on my headphones and I listened to Cindy Lauper while I took in the scene. It isn't always Cindy Lauper. This is absolutely my favourite activity - drawing plein air. You know, on location. I have drawn from this view point before, although a different scene. Here is a video of a painting I did from this hill 6 or 7 years ago! I am happy to revisit the location, but with a new approach. All is fresh, but familiar. It is a nice feeling.
Art is the...
great connector of people, places and dreams. It speaks the language of the heart when it is authentic and created from an open and non-judgemental space. It is passionate pursuit of creation with a playful mind.