In this exciting online Abstracting the Landscape course artist Anita Reynolds takes you through various exercises to help you free up your approach to landscape.
The course is pre-recorded so that you can take your time to really absorb the wealth of advice, practical exercises and demonstrations throughout the course. We advise spending around 3-4 days working your way through the course. You have unlimited access to the course for 12 months.
Some people may choose to go out into their surrounding landscape to do the exercises but if not then the five films of the Cornish landscape, complete with the sights and sounds of the sea, will be a fantastic resource to work with from the comfort of your own home. The exercises are demonstrated wonderfully by artist Anita Reynolds with lots of hints and tips and then the directions for what you can do are written on the screen for you in the text which you can pause to take in the advice. It is a jam-packed course with lots of exercises for you to do and a wealth of advice and instruction from one of the UK's leading coastal painters.
Chapters within the course include:
Thumbnail sketches to establish composition
Line drawing over a grid to create a series of abstract compositions
Tonal studies with paint using a range of different sized brushes
Working from a screen
Found materials to use as tools
Immediate monoprinting towards painting, with acrylic paint and without printing equipment
Painting with collage
Making a resolved abstract painting
How to continue your practice
NB some people have asked us where to get brown paper and Anita says she gets hers from: HERE
Materials used on this course:
Any water-based acrylic paints, a range of pencils, charcoal, chalks and pastels or crayons. Use of a sketchbook. A full list of materials is available once you purchase this course.
NB. IF YOU DON'T HAVE ALL OF THE MATERIALS YOU CAN STILL GET A LOT OUT OF THE COURSE.
This online Abstracting the Landscape course is aimed at anyone who would like to learn a wide range of strategies and exercises for generating work from the landscape to bring into their painting practice. Anita takes you through lots of techniques and processes which will invigorate your approach to landscape painting and help you to generate lots of studies from which you can make more resolved landscape paintings.
The course is broken up into a series of exercises and demonstrations which can be worked with at your own pace but we would suggest that it might be experienced in stages over 3-4 days ideally. You get 12 months of unlimited use of the course.
How to participate:
Simply click on the link we send you in your purchase confirmation email from which you can see the main course film and also see the five accompanying landscape looped clips which you can paint from. Some people may choose to go out into their surrounding landscape to do the exercises but if not then the five films of the Cornish landscape complete with the sights and sounds of the sea will be a fantastic resource to work with from the comfort of your own home. The exercises are demonstrated wonderfully by artist Anita Reynolds with lots of hints and tips and then the directions for what you can then do are written on the screen for you in the text which you can pause to really take in the advice.
Accessible to all levels but a little previous experience of painting in front of the landscape may be useful.
16+ might be a sensible guide age
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