Large Landscape Painting with a Palette Knife in Oils with Instructor Maria Iva


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This workshop takes place:
Saturday, April 27
10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)

Instructor Maria Iva

In this workshop Maria takes you on a journey to refine your palette knife techniques and expand the skills needed to improve your artwork. Working large scale – 16×16” up to 20×20” square canvas – create shapes and textures with varied palette knives, and interpret the beauty and colour of the Georgian Bay or Muskoka Marsh landscape. Delve into the challenges of painting large with a palette knife and push beyond your comfort zone as you embrace the energy of painting with a knife. The nature of this workshop is intuitive, focusing on strokes and movement rather than perfect realism. Explore your creativity using colour design and techniques that produce a dynamic, expressive landscape painting. Workshop is in oils and is suitable to intermediate to advanced artists. Materials List

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About Maria Iva

Maria is a nature lover and a tireless hiker. She finds her inspiration in exploring wilderness areas of Southern Ontario. She often paints scenes that fascinate her on location with soft pastels on sanded paper and later recreates them on canvas in her studio in oil using a palette knife. Her pastel paintings are usually quick plein air sketches that capture the light and the feeling of the scene. Her oil paintings are much bigger pieces that are richly textured and colored. Using wet-on-wet technique she applies thick palette knife strokes that create depth and plenty of details. In both media Maria uses clean vibrant colors that allow her to demonstrate the effect of sunlight on the scene. Maria started painting after having a successful career in education and in a short time achieved a professional level that allowed her to exhibit and sell her work. Maria is an Elected Member of the Society of Canadian Artists and a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Artist Canada. She lives and works in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

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