This is a landscape oil painting or acrylic painting on canvas workshop.
We will be exploring the use of palette knives and aiming to produce 6 paintings in the day.
We will learn from the expressionist painting techniques of other artists including the work of Kyffin Williams and Nicholas Harding. Create visual distance in your paintings with colour, tone, scale, using abstraction, and the expressive application of paint.
The workshop is suitable for beginners and those artists who are already developing a landscape painting practice.
- At least 4 Small canvases (about 20 x 20cm or 30 x 30cm).
- At least 2 larger format canvasses (about 40 x 40cm or 50 x 50cm)
Paints (Oil or Acrylic) . A full range of colours and tones, including if possible
- Paynes Grey,
- Naples yellow,
- Olive green,
- Rose madder,
- Titanium White (Plenty),
- Prussian Blue,
- Cadmium Red,
- Warm yellow.
Photos of distant horizons that may include distant mountains / fields / paddocks / deserts / wilderness.
A few large flexible art spatulas/palette knives.
For oil painters, Thinner- Art Spectrum low odour solvent. Please do not bring turps.
Rowen has broad experience in visual art education, as a high school visual art teacher, and as a creative arts consultant for the NSW Department of Education. He has taught trainee visual art teachers in the faculty of Education, at the University of New England, since 2004. He holds Masters degrees in art, and education, and has a PhD in art practice.
Rowen is also an exhibiting artist in private and public galleries. His work was included in a survey show of regional contemporary painters at the New England Regional Art Museum in 2004. He was awarded the Calleen Art Prize in 2009, the Blackheath Art Prize in 2010, and an Australian Postgraduate Award in 2012. He was Highly Commended in the 2011 Countryscapes Prize, the 2012 Central West Regional Artists Award, and the 2013 New South Wales Parliament House Plein Air Painting Prize.
In 2015 he held solo exhibitions at the New England Regional Art Museum and The Blue Mountains City Art Gallery. His work was in JADA, a Grafton Regional Gallery drawing exhibition, that toured regional galleries in Queensland and NSW from 2016 until 2018. His next solo museum show will be at Tamworth Regional Gallery in 2020. He is represented by Day Art.
To see more of Rowen’s work, visit his website https://www.rowenmatthews.com
1. Ku-ring-gai Art Society Members – log in, then book and pay online by credit card or Paypal. Member’s discount will be applied at checkout.
- The workshop fee is $65
2. Non Members only – book and pay online by credit card or Paypal
- The workshop fee is $90.
For any enquiries, feedback or suggestions for future tutors, click here to send Anne Carpenter an email or call on 0411 034 413
- Location of all workshops: West Lindfield Community Hall, 40 Moore Avenue, West Lindfield.
- Set up is from 9 o’clock. Workshops start promptly at 9:30am and conclude at 3:30pm.
- Morning and afternoon tea are provided. Please bring your own lunch, or this can be bought at the local shops.
- Bookings are essential and workshop must be paid for at time of booking. Participants are booked in order of payment. Class sizes are restricted to a maximum of 16.
- There is no refund or credit for a cancellation. If you are unable to attend please check with Anne or Thomi if there is anyone on the waiting list, or arrange for a friend to attend on your behalf.
- Ku-ring-gai Art Society reserves the right to cancel any workshop if the minimum enrollment is not reached, or there are circumstances beyond their control. When such cases occur, a full refund will be made or a coupon will be issued to use for another workshop.
- If you prefer to work on an easel, please bring your own as we only provide tables and chairs.