Landscape Watercolour (Intermediate to Advanced Level)

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Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 am – 3:30 pm

Topics covered will be methods and materials used in landscape watercolour painting; water to pigment ratios: how to isolate and simplify the landscape; buildings in the landscape; value relationships; design and colour harmonies and mixing will be touched on as well. Students are asked to bring photos or other reference materials to paint from.
Saturday morning – A discussion of watercolour materials as well as learning to see shapes and simplifying as it applies to landscape painting. This will be illustrated by way of a demonstration. Students will then work on their own paintings with a lunch break near noon. Painting will continue through the afternoon followed by a final group critique. Throughout the day, individual attention will be given by Mr. Gorey.

Christopher Gorey was born and educated in the United States and graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art. After numerous painting excursions to Atlantic Canada he moved to the small coastal village of Ingonish to take up painting full time.

His career flourished quickly with solo and group exhibitions across North America. In 1981 and again in 1987, Mr. Gorey’s One Dollar Commemorative coin designs were chosen by the Mint to be produced in silver. His paintings have won awards at La Societe Canadienne de L’aquarelle, QC, The Watercolour Art Society of Houston, TX, The Adirondacks National Exhibition of American Watercolour, NY, among others.

Mr. Gorey works in oil and watercolour and his paintings, which reflect a feeling of light and texture, not only depict the people and landscape of his adopted Cape Breton but other areas of Eastern Canada as well. His work can be seen in various galleries throughout NS and in St. John’s NF.

For more information on this program or to register, email or phone 902.539.7491 ext 111.

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