This is an ideal online course for beginner and intermediate students who want to improve their painting skills and learn a step-by-step process to make an abstract landscape painting with acrylic.
Abstract landscapes are inspired by what exists in real life but are intentionally different, with a focus on basic forms rather than literal interpretations. The natural world has always been a source of wonder and abstract landscapes offer a new way to see it.
This course is suitable for new students or a continuation for those who took previous painting classes.
This four-week course will cover preliminary drawing, color combination, paint application, light, tones, values, form, texture, composition, and the use of brushes.
Students will use a landscape painting as a visual reference. After registration, you’ll receive a link with the images to download on your computer or print.
The class meets virtually once a week for four consecutive weeks, students will complete two paintings during this session.
Class 1 and 3
- Presentation of abstract landscape images in art history. (First Class)
- Drawing using an image as a visual reference.
- Color theory and practice and palette setup.
- Start painting the background.
Class 2 and 4
- Completion of the painting.
- Color application and comparison.
- Paint application and brushstrokes.
- Light and shadows.
- Alla Prima painting technique.
- Sense of unity and balance of the composition and final details.
About the Instructor
Pablo Contrisciani earned his Masters in Fine Arts, Painting at Facultad de Bellas Artes, National University of La Plata, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
He has participated in several solo and group exhibitions locally, nationally and internationally. His work forms part of public and corporate collections from USA, Latin America and Europe. Pablo is an Oolite Arts alumnus (1998-2006 and 2010-2015) and works as a painting instructor since 1998.
You will need the following materials for this workshop: