Studio Masterclass: Simplifying the Landscape
With Judi Power Thomson
Saturday and Sunday > 10am-4pm
18 and 19 May 2019
Over two days, students will work from their own subject material to create a visually stunning landscape painting, reduced to the bare bones of the subject. Commencing by preparing a textured surface on canvas, each student will receive individual tuition on their chosen scene, not just copying the subject but deciding what is important to include and what is not. Using exaggerated and unconventional colours, demonstrations will be given on colour mixing with a restricted palette. Colours will be layered to bring the painting alive and individual help will be given on composition and design to draw the viewer into the painting. Group discussion on painting examples by artists who use similar colourful techniques such as Matisse, Gauguin, Cezanne and Kandinsky will give participants the courage to work outside their comfort zone and create something unique. Techniques learned can also be applied to figurative and still life paintings and examples of this will be shown and discussed.
About Judi Power Thomson >
Judi Power Thomson completed studies at the National Art School in Sydney before moving to Canberra where she continued studying in all mediums and forms of expression. In the early 1970s, she worked as a graphic designer. She has won the Brindabella Art Prize in Canberra, the Goulburn Annual Traditional Art Prize and second prize in the Shirley Hannan National Portrait Award. She has been a finalist in the Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, the Portia Geach Memorial Art Award, Berkelouw Self Portrait Prize, Mortimore Art Award, Goulburn Art Award as well as taking out ‘Best of Show’ in both the Artists Society of Canberra and the Canberra Show.
Enrolment closes 11:59pm Sunday 12 May 2019.
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Please contact Belconnen Arts Centre via email, or phone (02) 6173 3300.