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Abstracting the Landscape: Experimental Water-Media

Minimum age:
Total cost:
Start date:
End date:
August 2, 2024
August 4, 2024
10:00 - 4:00
Participate: In-Person Online
In-Person Available Only
Online Available Only

Workshop Overview

Take the plunge into abstraction by taking the fundamentals of landscape painting to new and exciting directions! This class will focus on the process of pulling imagery from nature to emphasize the formal aspects of painting – including shape, color, and edge –while elevating the intangible elements of the landscape. Open to all oil and acrylic painters who are willing to let go, experiment and take chances!

Every session kicks off with a presentation/demonstration, followed by a series of painting exercises that culminate in the creation of larger works.

About the Instructor(s)

Scott Gellatly’s approach to teaching is based around his concept of informed intuition. Studying color theory, color strategies and composition approaches in a clear, concise manner allows artists to store these skills in their subconscious to allow for the flow of creativity to happen. Scott spent fifteen years as product manager at Gamblin Artists Colors, where he developed a deep understanding of color and the skills to share information clearly. He has been teaching and painting full time since May of 2020.

Materials List: Students Bring

Participants can paint in either oils or acrylics.

Palette: Cadmium Yellow Light, Indian Yellow, Cadmium Orange, Quinacridone

Red/Rose, Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Teal or Turquoise and Titanium White.

Brushes: 2 – 3 flat or bright brushes appropriate for the paint you are using. Preferred

brand: Princeton Aspen.

Palette knife: metal, tear-drop shape for color mixing and paint application.

Additional Tools: scraper (Catalyst Wedge Tool, old gift cards, or similar), Speedball

soft brayer (2" – 3")

Palette: glass or disposable palettes are all good options. The bigger, the better. For a

glass palette, a piece of glass taped to a foam core backing is a good, economical


Brush cleaner: Gamsol for oil painting. Rags/paper towels.

Painting Supports:

Paper Pads for Studies:

Strathmore 9" x 12" Oil Painting Pad for oil painters

Strathmore 9" x 12" Acrylic Pad for acrylic painters

Larger Panels for Studio Painitngs:

4 – 6 Ampersand Gessobord Panels. Appropriate sizes are 9" x 12", 11" x 14", 12" x 12"

or 12" x 16". You are welcome to work larger if you prefer.

Source Material: Please have several references ready to work from. These can be

drawings, other

Materials List: Provided by Instructor(s)

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