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Painting the Emotional Landscape

  • West Kootenay Branch of the Federation of Canadian Artists Nelson Canada (map)

I taught a group of painters in the Nelson Area the fundamentals of painting the emotional landscape. On the first day I covered John Carlson’s 4 Angles of Light through their application in grey tone to a number of pre selected photos. On day 2 I covered the 3 types of light, applying them to black and white then color. Following this I discussed the importance of design and composition in learning to see simply and capturing the essence of a scene. On the final day, I did a demo of these principles in action, and the group worked in plein air to apply these principles.