ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES with a Painting Knife. Beginners Level 1
What you'll learn
- Paint a simple Landscape Impressionist style with a broad approach and 3 Primary Colours
- Apply paint to your canvas using a Painting Knife technique
- Compose and outline your landscape breaking it up into big shapes. No pencil no brushes!
- Mixing colours from the darkest through to the lightest and place highlights that add a spark to your finished painting
- Create the illusion of depth from foreground through to far distance
- No previous knowledge or experience is necessary
- You will need 3 basic colours and some painting materials. These will be listed in the materials video
- Bring your enthusiasm and a willingness to learn some simple fundamentals and have fun getting creative
This Level 1 course will introduce you to simple Landscape Painting using Acrylic Paint and a Painting Knife. If you have no previous knowledge or experience of painting with acrylics, you will quickly and easily learn the basics of how to use 3 Colours and White to paint a an Impressionist style Landscape. If you do have some previous experience you may not have painted a landscape with a Painting Knife before so you will definitely benefit by taking this Landscape Painting course and return to some fundamental principles of mixing and working with a limited range of colours.
In this easy to follow course you will start painting immediately using a small piece of rag to tint your canvas and outline the composition. You will then block in the big shapes of colour and tone. You will learn to use a Painting Knife to mix and apply the paint to help you keep a broad loose approach without getting bogged down into doing detail.
You will complete your Landscape Painting through a 4 Stage Process. I will demonstrate the various steps in each stage so that you can watch and paint along with me as you progress through the course. You will also see plenty of close ups of the colour mixing technique with the Painting Knife.
After taking this ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES with a Painting Knife course you will be able to:
Paint a simple Impressionist style Landscape using 3 Acrylic Colours. Ultramarine Blue, Alizarin Crimson, Cadmium Yellow and White
Tint your canvas with a rag technique and compose and outline your landscape breaking it up into big shapes
Apply paint to your canvas using a Painting Knife
Mix colours from the darkest through to the lightest and place highlights that add a spark to your finished painting
Create the illusion of depth from foreground through to far distance
Who is the ACRYLIC LANDSCAPES instructor?
My name is Gerald Ashcroft and I have created this course for beginners who want to explore LANDSCAPE PAINTING with a Painting Knife and also learn the fundamental principles of mixing and working with basic colours. If you have some previous experience you will also benefit from this Acrylic Landscapes course by learning what can be achieved from using just 3 Primary Colours and White.
Workshop Testimonials Western Australia:
I think what I enjoyed most about my course in Painting Landscapes with Gerald Ashcroft was his gentle way of putting everyone at ease, regardless of our experience or level of skill. Genuinely interested in each student, he encouraged us to explore techniques and research other opportunities to develop our practice.
Jo Perth WA
This is just a note to thank you for your excellent recent workshop.
As usual you displayed a high degree of professionalism and knowledge coupled with a friendly, encouraging manner.
Your classes are always enjoyable and importantly your style of teaching, which is focused and structured, enables real learning to take place. I particularly appreciated your emphasis on tone and the 'blocking in' method you taught and found it to be very helpful.
Thank you and I look forward to the next workshop!
Chris Perth WA
Prior to joining Gerald’s Abstract Workshop I had no experience painting since I left school several decades ago. With great patience, Gerald guided our group through colours, mixing shades & different techniques with painting knife, brush to good old gravity. From being very apprehensive at the beginning, I gained much needed confidence with Gerald’s step by step approach.
My opinion of my own ability has grown in a positive way since these workshops & I now look forward to putting brush to canvas on a regular basis.
Liz Perth WA
Who this course is for:
- Beginners who want to start their journey into Landscape Painting with Acrylics and a Painting Knife
- Students with some experience who want to move on and discover a simple approach to Landscape Painting
- Students who have tried to create Landscapes and have become overwhelmed and frustrated by using too many colours and end up with a muddy painting
Hello I'm Gerald a West Australian artist originally from the UK specialising in Landscapes and Abstracts using oils acrylics and pastels.
My journey into painting Australian landscapes began in the late 80's. The rich colours dynamic shadows and brilliant light triggered my enthusiasm and an urgency to start painting out in the open air known as 'en plein air'
I was a lecturer for 6 years at the School of Art Design and Media with the West Australian Department of Training and I have been painting landscapes and abstracts in oils acrylics and pastels for over 25 years.
During the last 10 years I have run many landscape and abstract workshops for groups couples and individuals and have a passion for helping people break through their self limitations. I have seen new students struggle and become frustrated whilst trying to make their paintings work. I've also seen the amazing transformation in students whose confidence and self belief has grown during my workshops. They were able let go have some fun in the process and give themselves permission to paint without any self expectations!
I'm excited and look forward with enthusiasm to sharing and bringing my many years of experience as an artist and teacher online. My mission is to help as many students as possible discover their abilities and talents during their journey into creating both Landscape and Abstract Paintings.