This course is for more experienced painters who wish to take their paintings to the next level. Painting from direct observation will be the emphasis of the course although working from reference photos will also be covered. Work will begin in the studio and move to the outdoors, weather permitting. Course topics will include value, edges, colour and composition. Full and restricted palettes will be discussed and applied. Brushwork and oil techniques will be shown. Demonstrations will be given and student questions are encouraged. Students are welcome to work in either oils or acrylics, but the instructor will be working in oils.
Course Fee: $280 Supply Fee: $0 Tuition includes lunch and daily snacks. Prices include all applicable taxes.
For John A. Day, Plein Air painting has been his main source of inspiration for all his artwork. Whether the subject matter is the streets or the countryside, he seeks the feeling of the location to leave the viewer with a sense of place. John works to capture a particular light or atmosphere. An overcast or sunny day, the changing light effects, the sound of the ocean spray against rock or the quiet waters of a lake or river keep him motivated, and in this way he is continuing the tradition of making the viewer look again at what might be an ordinary scene, transformed through light and atmosphere.
John is an elected member of the Ontario Society of Artists and the Canadian Society of Artists.