This Level 1 course will introduce you to simple Landscape Painting using Acrylic Paint and a Painting Knife. If you have no previous knowledge or experience of painting with acrylics, you will quickly and easily learn the basics of how to use 3 Colours and White to paint a an Impressionist style Landscape. If you do have some previous experience you may not have painted a landscape with a Painting Knife before so you will definitely benefit by taking this Landscape Painting course and return to some fundamental principles of mixing and working with a limited range of colours.
In this easy to follow course you will start painting immediately using a small piece of rag to tint your canvas and outline the composition. You will then block in the big shapes of colour and tone. You will learn to use a Painting Knife to mix and apply the paint to help you keep a broad loose approach without getting bogged down into doing detail.
You will complete your Landscape Painting through a 4 Stage Process. I will demonstrate the various steps in each stage so that you can watch and paint along with me as you progress through the course. You will also see plenty of close ups of the colour mixing technique with the Painting Knife.
After taking this ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES with a Painting Knife course you will be able to:
Paint a simple Impressionist style Landscape using 3 Acrylic Colours. Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow and White
Tint your canvas with a rag technique and compose and outline your landscape breaking it up into big shapes
Apply paint to your canvas using a Painting Knife
Mix colours from the darkest through to the lightest and place highlights that add a spark to your finished painting
Create the illusion of depth from foreground through to far distance
Who is the ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES instructor?
My name is Gerald Ashcroft and I have created this course for beginners who want to explore LANDSCAPE PAINTING with a Painting Knife and also learn the fundamental principles of mixing and working with basic colours. If you have some previous experience you will also benefit from this Acrylic Landscapes course by learning what can be achieved from using just 3 Primary Colours and White.
Workshop Testimonials Western Australia:
I think what I enjoyed most about my course in Painting Landscapes with Gerald Ashcroft was his gentle way of putting everyone at ease, regardless of our experience or level of skill. Genuinely interested in each student, he encouraged us to explore techniques and research other opportunities to develop our practice.
Jo Perth WA
This is just a note to thank you for your excellent recent workshop.
As usual you displayed a high degree of professionalism and knowledge coupled with a friendly, encouraging manner.
Your classes are always enjoyable and importantly your style of teaching, which is focused and structured, enables real learning to take place. I particularly appreciated your emphasis on tone and the 'blocking in' method you taught and found it to be very helpful.
Thank you and I look forward to the next workshop!
Chris Perth WA
Prior to joining Gerald’s Abstract Workshop I had no experience painting since I left school several decades ago. With great patience, Gerald guided our group through colours, mixing shades & different techniques with painting knife, brush to good old gravity. From being very apprehensive at the beginning, I gained much needed confidence with Gerald’s step by step approach.
My opinion of my own ability has grown in a positive way since these workshops & I now look forward to putting brush to canvas on a regular basis.
Liz Perth WA