Painting the Beauty of a Marsh using a Palette Knife with Maria Iva


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This workshop takes place:
Saturday, July 20
10:00 am to 3:00 pm (Please bring your lunch)
Instructor Maria Iva

Palette knife is one of the most rewarding techniques that produces loose, eye-catching impressionistic paintings with a lot of texture. This one-day workshop will help you to become more comfortable using a palette knife. The process will enable you to become more expressive and carefree with your painting,  which will bring freshness to your work. It will inspire you to explore the textures of palette-knife work, adding another dimension to your oil painting repertoire. Participants will receive step by step guidance and a great degree of individual attention. The workshop is open to all levels, although artists with at least some basic painting experience will gain the most from this experience Materials List

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About Maria Iva

Maria Iva 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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