JOIN one of Australia’s finest Impressionist painters!
August 26-29, 2019
4 days / M-Th
Colley will ensure that each student has the fundamentals to produce paintings with powerful light effects, loose brushwork and a sensitivity to the subject. Colley will be focusing his attention on tonal values, composition, brushwork, colour saturation and paying special attention to the importance of edges. His workshops are conducted in a positive and uplifting manner. Colley will employ a step-by-step process allowing all students the best chance to see the way a painting is constructed. Having a good "Process" is one of the most important aspects to developing as an artist.
Students will learn techniques to skillfully handle paintings filled with sunlight and produce works that are bold and confident. Students will be covering tonal values, composition, brushwork, colour saturation and focal points in OIL or ACRYLICS. Workshops will be conducted in a friendly, inspirational and positive environment. Suitable for artists of all skill levels.
Colley will supply each student with a reference photograph daily -
Day 1 - Seascape
Today is a fun day at the beach. We will take a simple subject and turn it into a work of art. "It is not what we paint but how we paint it."
Day 2 - Interior
We will begin our journey into a wonderful world of interior. Beginning with a controlled block-in; we will then start to search for quality darks. Interiors require a contrast of loose to tight edges while still maintaining a single focal point.
Day 3 - Urban Scene
We will be tackling and searching to simplify the complex detail of an urban scene. This will be a great opportunity to test ourselves on how we balance tight brushwork and broad simplification.
Day 4 - Landscape
We will be taking inspiration from the countryside today. We will start with a loosely painted landscape employing touches of abstraction while still maintaining a realistic image.
Colley Whisson is an internationally recognized artist born in 1966 and raised in the northern regions of Brisbane, Australia. He started oil painting at 20 and held his first Solo Exhibition at 24. Colley has held over 25 Solo Exhibitions and has had many magazine articles, books and DVD’S published.
At an early age Colley had mastered the most difficult technique of all; painting light which is synonymous with his work. His aim is to paint with precision to convey the purest message possible and to capture spontaneous loose impressions each time he returns to his easel.
He has a strong belief that he is not copying nature but giving expression to visual ideas.