Leigh Culver – Create Striking Landscapes with Foreground Interrupters (Online Class Recording)

Date recorded: Friday, August 11, 2023
Medium: All

How can you make your landscapes look distinctive and less predictable in the flood of images saturating the art market?  Consider the compositional strategy of many successful artists from the past:  use what I call “landscape interrupters.”

In this presentation, we’ll explore examples by Paul Cezanne, Van Gogh, Edward Hopper, Jane Freilicher, as well as artists from the Canadian Group of Seven and others, who all used “landscape interrupters” in striking and unusual ways.  How do these interrupters function?  How do they enhance a viewer’s attention and response to the scene?  How might we consider using foreground interrupters to make our own landscapes stand out from the crowd?

Leigh Culver is an art historian, teacher and painter.  She holds a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania and taught American Art for the University of Notre Dame’s Washington Program for over a decade.  Prior to teaching, she worked in the curatorial departments at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and in education at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.  As a painter, she has won multiple watercolor awards in the Mid-Atlantic region and recently served as President of the Potomac Valley Watercolorists.  She taught advanced watercolor at The Art League School in Alexandria, VA, before turning to teaching “Painting through Art History” with online Zoom classes. www.leighculverart.com

$40 for two months access

About Our Past Technique Takeaways:

Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’ from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour recorded presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration. 

You’ll be able to watch the class recording as many times as you would like for two months (for example, for a purchase on March 4th at noon, the recording would be available until May 4th at noon). There are no ongoing charges.

A link to the recording will be included in your on-screen purchase confirmation, in your purchase confirmation email and on your Online Classrooms page.

(There is no Zoom link for this event because it has already taken place).

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