During this landscape painting class, TJ Cunningham will demonstrate how to create a compelling landscape with just three colors (yellow, red, and blue plus white). This limited palette will simplify and ease the struggle with color and give landscape painting students a system for mixing color. TJ will provide the paint for the class. All of the paintings pictured above were painted with a limited palette.
This entire class will take place in the safety of the studio. Unlike plein air painting where speed and direct observation are critical, the painting time in this class will address the ideas more thoroughly behind a good landscape painting. TJ will begin each day with a presentation of his working process. The attendees will also receive clear instruction on how to simplify the landscape expressively. Paint quality, value pattern, and abstraction will all be discussed as valuable tools when used in landscape painting.
The three landscape motifs the class will focus on are a vista/distant mountain scene, a tree, and architecture in the landscape. The students may supply their own photographs or choose from the instructor’s images. All levels are welcome.