In this collection of resources on landscape, artist Hester Berry encourages “looking and discovering, browsing and daydreaming”. She discusses the work of other landscape artists, both historical and contemporary and encourages you to go out and record your impressions and experiences of the landscape in all its forms: “urban scenes, the country-side, inner-city green spaces and even the sky”.
The series begins with suggestions for how to keep a sketchbook followed by exercises in drawing and painting.
We are delighted to invite you to join us on the 8th and 9th July 2017 for a very special ‘Upload and Comment‘ weekend with guest online tutor Hester Berry, who will be available to give you valuable feedback on your landscape sketchbook work.
We hope that these exciting resources will inspire you to experiment with materials and techniques and enable you to discover your own visual language for drawing and painting the landscape.
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Landscape Painting: Using a sketchbook
AccessArt is very excited to present you with the opportunity to get feedback on your landscape drawings, paintings and sketches, from the celebrated and prize winning landscape artist, Hester Berry, on the weekend of the 8th & 9th July 2017.
Introduction to Landscape by Hester Berry
This introduction to landscape painting is an exercise in looking and discovering, browsing and daydreaming. Enjoy looking at the landscape, urban scenes, the country-side, inner-city green spaces, and even the sky.
Landscape Painting: Tone in the Landscape
In this post Hester Berry explores tone as a crucial aspect of landscape drawing and painting. Hester asserts that it is more important than colour in making a convincing depiction of a view. Light is a very real and physical part of a landscape, and a good grasp of tone can really bring a scene to life.
Landscape Painting: Plein Air Painting
Plein Air painting is the practice of painting outside, normally in front of one’s subject. Artists have always made studies and drawings of and within nature, as an aide memoire for work created in the studio.
Landscape Painting: Colour in the Landscape
Hester Berry shows how working with colour can be broken down, simplified and approached in a pragmatic way.
landscape Painting: Expressive mark Making
Lots of practice and honing of technical skills, use of tone and colour, observation and time spent in the landscape, will all add to your fluency in creating a convincing view of a landscape. Read More