Landscape and Color

Landscape and Color

Explore abstraction, color and mark through the lens of landscape painting

About this event

Workshop Title: Landscape & Color

Location: Cultural Center, RNAC

Date: Friday January 21, 2022

Time: 9am-3pm (break 12-1pm)

Workshop Description (for marketing purposes – please feel free to edit):

Landscape & Color explores abstraction, color and mark through the lens of landscape painting.

This workshop will briefly look at the traditional elements and principles of landscape painting, and use these tools to inform and create compelling abstract work of art. This workshop is designed to provide the structure necessary to enter an abstract painting language with intention and ease, while still providing space for freedom and intuition.

Landscape & Color is designed to help the artist better understand composition, value, color, and most importantly, how to become a looser and more expressive painter.

What to expect: The morning will be spent exploring a few sequential exercises and the afternoon will be an open studio format. Amanda will demonstrate all exercises before artists embark on their own work. Artists will leave the class with preparatory composition and value studies and a miniature series of color study paintings.


Supplies: (Note: Instructor can provide paints — just let the event organizer know if you will need to use supplied materials.)

Sketchbook (optional)

3-5 Reference photos (consider a variety of landscape shots, e.g., marshes, forests, mountains)

Mixed Media Paper, size 11×14

HB pencil

Palette Paper, size 12×16

Paint Brushes, size small and medium

Titanium White Paint

Quinacridone Magenta Paint

Napthol Red Paint

Cadmium Yellow Light Paint

Yellow Ochre Paint

Phthalo Blue Paint

Ultramarine Blue Paint

Instructor to supply:

Value Charts

Color-Aid Paper


Charcoal Sticks

Palette Knives

Paper Towels

Water Cups

Instructor Bio:

Amanda K. Hawkins is an award winning painter living and working in Beverly, MA. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Montserrat College of Art in 2014 and Masters in Fine Arts in Painting at Boston University in 2021. She is on the Board of Trustees at Rocky Neck Art Colony and shows her work in gallery shows across New England. Amanda teaches painting workshops across North America, including in British Columbia and Arizona, in addition to virtual workshops which have an international draw. Her work can be found in private art collections across the globe. Amanda maintains an active studio blog and shares her creative practice with over 25K people worldwide. If Amanda isn’t in the studio, she’s exploring New England and gaining inspiration for her next painting.

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