The workshop will begin with a presentation featuring painters who push the tactile physicality of paint and will analyze how this methodology creates a visceral depth in the picture in addition to the illusionistic depth indicating distance in the scene. The focus of this workshop will be on creating a tactile depth in a landscape painting. Beginning on the first day with very thin washes in either oil or acrylic, the goal is to retain a watercolour-like translucency and luminosity to the painting. The following day, participants will experiment with impasto applications of paint to enhance the visceral potential of the painted picture giving it a surface depth and texture.
The course will cover Intermediate and Advanced Level techniques - participants should have previous painting experience and be comfortable with painting supplies and tools.
Supplies provided: 16x20 canvasParticipants should bring: A clear, detailed photograph of a landscape. The photo should have a range of colours and textures to work from. A set of brushes (KIAC will have basic paint brushes available for participants to use to supplement their own)A set of acrylic or oil paints (KIAC will have a basic range of acrylic and oil paints which will be available for participants to use to supplement their own)