Not Used ANATOMY OF A LANDSCAPE IN ACRYLICS with Georgina Johnstone

with Georgina Johnstone

Visual Arts Studio, South Surrey Rec. Centre
Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to set up
 All levels – beginners welcome.

Cost: Member $140.00

REGISTRATION is done online

Please note that registration closes on October 5th, 2019 at 6 p.m.

There are 10 spots open in the following workshop…

We have 6 registered but need a minimum of 8 registrants for this workshop to proceed.

This is a wonderful opportunity for all levels to learn from this amazing artist. 

Why not invite a friend to join you!  Non members are welcome to register as well.

Please note that registration closes on October 5th, 2019 at 6 p.m.Cost: Member $140.00
Non-Member $165.00

Maximum of 16 people  

Workshop dates: Saturday and Sunday, October 19 and 20, 2019
in the Visual Arts Studio, South Surrey Rec. Centre
Time:  10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Please arrive at 9:30 a.m. to set up

I enjoy the challenge of painting any subject, but I’m always drawn to landscapes. I am fascinated by the concept of the horizon, the coming together of sky and earth (or water) to create a line that doesn’t exist in reality. Any painting we create is a window into a world. It may be a painting of a dappled forest, a mountain vista, a cup and saucer on a table or the flowers in your garden, but when hung on a wall it extends the viewer’s vision into a space beyond the wall. Using the tricks and tools at our disposal we entice the viewer into that world, hopefully to stay awhile.

When painting a landscape, we are challenged to create, among other things, depth and atmosphere. In this weekend course we will explore creating that depth and atmosphere using composition, linear and atmospheric perspective, the push and pull of elements, colour mixing, values, neutralizing colours (eg. blues and greens), negative painting, creating interesting skies, and anything else that may come up. And, of course, there will be FUN!


Acrylic Paints

Bring the colours you like to use, or try my palette of of warm and cool versions of the 3 primaries plus white and ‘guest colours’ :

Cadmium Yellow Medium (W)        Cadmium Yellow Light (C)

Cadmium Red Medium (W)            Alizarin Crimson (C)

Ultramarine Blue (W)                        Cerulean (or Cobalt) Blue (C)

Titanium White

‘Guest colours’

Payne’s Grey      /      Hooker’s Green   /   Cadmium Orange  /   Dioxazine Purple


This should be large! The smaller your palette the more restricted you will feel. I recommend the large Masterson Stay-Wet palette. A few LARGE clean styrofoam meat trays will do at a pinch.

Water Container

Large! You need to have plenty of water on hand when painting with acrylics. Old Tupperware containers (square or round, make sure they’re deep) can be found at thrift stores, or plastic ones are available at dollar stores. Little yoghurt containers won’t do. I use empty rectangular dish-washer tablet containers or LARGE rectangular yoghurt containers.


Bring your usual brushes and make sure to bring some large ones. Man-made fibre brushes are the best to use with acrylics.


Roll of paper towel or blue shop towel (available at Canadian Tire and Home Depot). I prefer shop towel as it is stronger than paper towel.

Water spritzer – you will need to spray your colours occasionally to keep them moist.


Size is your choice but no smaller than 16″ x 20″. If you’ve been painting on small canvases be brave and maybe try something larger.Your reference photo/s. (Subject is your choice).

Ian de Hoog Apr 2 - May 7 2020

  • April 2 - May 7 Arrive at 9:30 to set up for 10am - 4:00pm
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    Once your registration is processed you will receive an email confirming your spot. Please note that this is done automatically with PayPal registration/payment.