Landscape in Oils
Create compelling landscapes in a series of paintings. Each week, we’ll focus on a painting technique and color. We’ll also follow themes like autumn, winter, water scenes, architecture and regional scenes. You’ll practice layout and composition, then learn to use light and color to create depth. We’ll use photo references and thumbnail sketches. Students will learn to create atmosphere, suggest time of day and weather, how to maximize lost and found edges, and how to use aerial and chromatic perspectives. Other techniques we’ll cover include: quick strokes, slow lines, scumbling and using a brush or palette knife. Discussions will cover traditional and modern painters as well as painting critiques. You’ll finish the class with several small paintings created from personal photographic references and photos provided by the instructor.
- Some oil painting experience preferred but not required. All levels of painters will benefit from extensive information provided.
- Classes are confirmed one week prior to the start date. In order to help us confirm classes, please register as early as possible.
About the Instructor
Catherine Southall holds a BFA in Fashion Design from VCU and has worked in the fashion industry for over 20 years. She is currently a local teacher and a professional artist.See More Classes By Instructor