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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: Please Bring the Following Materials:

The Paints:
I use paints made by Holbein exclusively (Holbein Artists' Oil Paints), and I can't recommend them highly enough! These are the colors that I will use in my class demos. It would be wise to purchase a 110ml tube of Titanium White and 20ml or 40ml tubes of all the others. A small tube of white will not get you very far.

Bismuth Yellow
Gold Ochre
Pyrrole Red
Alizarin Crimson
Ultramarine Deep
Cobalt Blue
Transparent Red Oxide
Quick Drying White

You can substitute colors you already own for the paints on my list above. Take a look at the color chart below and see if you already have what you need. Note: Bismuth yellow is similar to lemon yellow or cadmium yellow light. Pyrrole red is similar to cadmium red or naphthol scarlet.

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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Included Materials



This class cannot be purchased online. Please contact the store for more information.