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IN-PERSON: "Landscape Painting in Oils" with TJ Cunningham

in OIL
with Instructor TJ Cunningham
Monday to Wednesday
(9am to 4pm)
October 3, 4, 5, 2022
WHERE: Art League Academy
(Located south-island at 106 Cordillo Parkway)

For a minute, consider the three most common genera of representational art: still life, portraiture, and landscape painting. Of the three, landscape painting is typically regarded as the easiest because it tends to be a more forgiving subject. While this may be true in some instances, the landscape does offer many distinct challenges. During this landscape painting class, TJ Cunningham will focus on the two challenges that he considers the greatest impediment to a successful landscape painting. First, how to create atmosphere, and second, how to sculpt the landscape so that the trees seem vertical while the surrounding landscape appears flat.


This entire class will take place in the safety of the studio. Unlike Plein air painting where speed and direct observation are critical, the painting time in this class will address the ideas more thoroughly behind a good landscape painting. TJ will begin each day with a presentation of his working process. The attendees will also receive clear instruction on how to simplify the landscape in an expressive way. Paint quality, value pattern, and abstraction will all be discussed as valuable tools when used in landscape painting.


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Skill Level: Intermediate
Skill Details: This class is perfect for intermediate and advanced-level oil painters!
Materials Included: No materials are included in this class
Requirements: Supply List Coming Soon.
Instructor: T.J. Cunningham
Instructor Bio:
Although T. J. CUNNINGHAM displayed artistic interests as a child, he did not begin painting in oils until his first painting class at Pensacola Christian College. His primary instructor, Brian Jekel, instilled in him a deep love for the great masters of the 1800s and 1900s. Since then TJ has spent hours in art museums learning to unravel the thought processes of painters from John Sargent to William Bouguereau. This study of the masters coupled with hundreds of hours behind his easel gives ever deepening quality and growing notoriety to his work
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