Tony Allain " Mood and Atmosphere with Fresh Eyes"

Workshop Dates April 27, 28, 29, 2023 - 9 am to 4 pm daily


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Workshop Location:
The Village Art Center
10935 SE 177th Place - Suite 406-407
Summerfield, FL 34491
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Workshop times are 9 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. each day. Lunch breaks will be scheduled each day.

"Catching the Light - Mood and Atmosphere with Fresh Eyes"

This quest for perfection can bring with it fear of making mistakes and can result in a style which can seem inhibited.

In this workshop we will concentrate on freedom and spontaneity to add elements of semi abstraction, but still keep some association with reality to produce fresh and exciting work flooded with light and energy.

Do you want to bring a looser and more painterly feel to your work loaded with juicy colour which is flooded with light? Then join me and I will share some of my working methods concentrating on painting landscapes, seascapes, figures and still life subjects that delight you and excite the viewer.

Using our sketches and thumbnails along with our reference material we can bring some fresh colour and a more painterly feel to our work.

We will learn how to simplify our approach to achieve exciting impressionistic paintings that have a strong design with bold colour and expressive marks that use direct strokes on a textured surface to emphasise 'brushwork'.

We will look at the Quality of Light, the Colour of Light and the Direction of Light.

Tony's workshops are for those willing to go through the door marked 'leaving your comfort zone' and enter a world of exciting and expressive pastel application!

Each day will start with a demonstration with heaps of challenges and loads of individual help at the easel.

About Tony

Tony Allain is a Scottish based artist. He is an award winning painter, instructor and author and has been painting for over 50 years. a member of the Pastel Society London, a member of the Royal Society of Marine Artists among others.

A painter of colour, light and movement with a complete understanding of his surroundings.

Born and raised in the Channel Islands where he studied life drawing from observation and painting from life. He moved to paint and live in Cornwall to capture the unique clarity of light living on the peninsular of the West Country.

Tony has exhibited extensively over the years, his work can be found in many leading galleries as well as private and corporate collections worldwide, including the Maritime Museum, Guernsey and Queen Mary 2, Cunard Liner.

He has exhibited with The Pastel Society of America in New York, the Royal Society of Marine Artists, London, The International Pastel Exhibition, Suzhou, China and the Pastel Society, Mall Galleries, London. A move to New Zealand in 2006 proved to be a turning point in his career with the acceptance as a Master of the Pastel Artists of New Zealand, a Signature member of the Pastel Society of America, elected an Eminent Pastelist of the International Association of Pastel Societies.