Brian McPhee – On the Road Again: Small Gouache Studies in Your Sketchbook (Online); Mondays, June 3-17, 2024

Date: Mondays, June 3-17, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM-12:30 PM Pacific Time, 1:30-3:30 PM Eastern Time, 6:30-8:30 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Open to any water media (Brian will work in gouache)

A three week class, exploring composition, colour and value, with gouache. Brian McPhee has over forty years experience painting landscapes in Canada ,the U.S and Scotland. Participants will work in gouache in small sketchbooks from a series of photos of their recent travels, or places of interest. They will be instructed in simple ways to reduce their compositions to 4 or 5 major shapes. Brian will assist in identifying what elements are dominant in the student’s photo: shape, value or colour and how to adjust or modify what is in the reference photo to make a more interesting image.

Gouache paints will then be used as the medium of expression as the student paints in a sketchbook no bigger than 8 x 10 inches.The smaller format helps keep the composition reduced to its simplest form.

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Brian McPhee is a Canadian artist and graduate of the Ontario College Of Art and Design with over 35 years experience of painting landscape and figurative images. His work has been used commercially and appears in private collections throughout Canada, the U.S. and Europe.

About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to a private class message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link or visit your Online Classrooms to find your active classes.

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