Developing Strong Landscape Paintings with Barb John


Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 9:30am to Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 4:00pm


Crosby Hall, Westport
This is a two-day workshop designed for the serious beginner and intermediate painter who is interested in my approach to planning and interpreting landscape and water. What makes a strong painting? The focus will be on simplification, composition, colour and light. 
We will begin with a review and discussion of the fundamentals of a strong painting, followed by an initial demonstration. 
Demonstrations will be done in acrylic paints. I will assist individuals in developing a painting from a reference photo that they supply. 
On the second day, students will work with supervision, with demonstrations on specific points as needed. 
If we do an eat-in lunch time, I can do a slide show of a collection of artists whom I like, with a discussion about the factors that make it a strong painting. 
We will conclude on Sunday with a critique and general discussion. 
Please note: This workshop is currently full - for waitlist only applications send to Sharon: