How To Paint Mountain Landscape In Oils And Acrylics
What you'll learn
- Painting mountain landscape in oils and acrylics
- Use impasto technique
- Palette knife paint application
This course is created for those who love expressive, loose brush strokes, for those who enjoy working with palette knives and for those who are fearless in pursuing new tricks and tips. Not all of us have the chance (or strength) to go out and about into the wilderness for a quick hike, but we can always act like we do and paint it instead! Using mountains as an excuse to paint exciting landscapes, you will create three paintings: a waterfall, a mountain river and a canyon. The choice of your medium will be up to you to decide (either oils or acrylics). Each study will be complemented with an easy to follow, step-by-step instructional video. Fundamentals covered will include: establishing strong composition, working wet-in-wet, comprehension of the light distribution, impasto technique application, and effective use of local & arbitrary colours. You will acquire a solid set of skills to provide yourself with the confidence needed to paint independently. This course is suitable for all ages and experience levels. The possibilities are endless. Give your space a new vamp with these art pieces, or even surprise your relatives with your new talent! Maybe you can even let them know how long you had to hike for that view (don’t worry, we won’t tell them where you really got the picture from).
Who this course is for:
- Any person who loves landscape, heavy paint application and enjoys working with palette knives.
Izabella Orzelski is a Canadian artist residing in Edmonton, Alberta. She holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Alberta. Her awards and grants include a Winspear Fund Grant and a Dahesh Museum Award in New York. She is a prolific and versatile artist. Her paintings have been exhibited across Canada, and have become part of many public and private art collections. Among her most important commissioned works are the life-size portraits of Dr. Harriet Winspear, the late Honourable Lois E. Hole - former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and of Dr. Grant MacEwan.
Izabella’s interests span from portrait/ figure to floral compositions. She likes to experiment with various painterly techniques and art mediums such as oils, acrylics and encaustic paints, which she often uses together. Presently, Izabella is completing a series of floral paintings, for which her own garden became a source of inspiration. Her floral paintings reflect her love for colours and texture envisioned in her dreams or, as she likes to call it, her magical world. Some of Izabella’s floral paintings reflect her admiration for the chiaroscuro effect, while others her playful juxtaposition of colours.
Izabella has been an art instructor at the Faculty of Extension of the University of Alberta for the past 20 years. Additionally, she has been invited as a guest speaker to many international conferences. Izabella strongly believes that it is possible to be both: a passionate educator and an excellent artist.