intro to landscape oil painting
Learn how to paint awesome, expressive landscape art using oil paints. It's a fun, relaxing, and educational!
Discover the fundamentals of painting landscapes from photograph references, instructor demos, and 1-on-1 guidance. Students will have completed a landscape painting, or two, by the end of this course.
We'll explore the basics of composition and color, oil paints and mediums, brush techniques, layering, and atmospheric perspective to make beautiful landscapes.
Landscape topics covered:
Suited for all levels, not just beginners. If you're an artist with experience, but find yourself stuck, this is the perfect class for you to dive into!
Supply List: (come prepared with a palette of any kind and quality paper towels, like Blue Shop Towels or Viva)
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS CLASS...
• those who love nature and various lanscapes
• those who want to learn more about using oil paints
• those who want to get started with painting
• those who want to learn color and composition
About the instructor
Benjamin Gibson was born in Quito, Ecuador. Growing up, he traveled the world with his parents doing missionary work. This profound opportunity to experience life in exotic places like India, Philippines, Peru, and Argentina gave him a true sense of life’s diversity.
Upon returning to the United States, Benjamin studied graphic design at the Art Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He later moved to California to continue his fine art education at Laguna College of Art and Design in Laguna Beach, California.
His art conveys contemporary life while reflecting on the influences of mass culture, technology, environments and their relationships to each other. These experiences are relayed to the viewer through visual symbols, metaphors, and archetypes. This solidifies his intention of creating riveting and provocative imagery, to show the facets of our complex world that are not so easily seen or defined.