Loose and Lively Acrylics: September 23 – 24, 2017
Perry Haddock is a West Coast Canadian artist. His paintings of West Coast scenes are in an impressionistic style mainly in acrylic. After retiring from a career as a fine arts teacher his travels have expanded his range of subjects to Italian coastal scenes, Paris rooftops and Newfoundland meadows.
Perry describes the goal of this weekend workshop is “to encourage participants to approach landscape painting with an experimental attitude and the idea that, ‘It’s only ten bucks worth of materials. Have some fun.’ That isn’t to say that painting doesn’t require some knowledge of the principles of design and some discipline to apply them. However, sometimes the anxiety of thinking we have to produce a ‘finished product’ often results in tight drawing, tight brushwork, and slavish attention to photo sources. Instead, let’s aim to challenge ourselves to ‘loosen up’. Along the way, we’ll talk about composition, values, and colour as they apply to our paintings.”
Participants are encouraged to bring several landscape photos as references. The majority of the time will be spent painting, so make sure you have enough photos, canvasses, and snacks.
Perry Haddock is a signature member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and Landscape Artists International. He currently (February) has work in the Village Gallery in Sidney, as well as later in May.
For more information please go to: www.perryhaddock.com
Registration for the Perry Haddock workshop requires a deposit cheque (current date) of $100 and a post-dated cheque for the balance of $175 (non-members $250) dated August 23, 2017.
Your cheques should be made payable to “Saanich Peninsula Arts and Crafts Society” and mailed to:
P.O. Box 2542
Sidney, BC V8L 4B9
Please place the name of the workshop on the front of your cheque.