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Brian Buckrell - Developing Strong Landscape Painting


  • Tofino Community Hall Activity Room Arnet Road Tofino, BC, V0R Canada (map)

Developing Strong Landscape Paintings - Three day workshop

This three -day workshop will expose  students  to techniques used for planning and developing a strong landscape painting. It is designed for the serious beginner (with painting experience) to the intermediate painter interested my approach to planning and interpreting the landscape. For acrylic and oil painters. Demos will be done in acrylics.

We will begin with a review/discussion of the fundamentals. Days one and two we will plan a painting leading to best compositional choices using a supplied reference.  Day one will be a West Coast Pacific scene. Day two will focus on perspective learning developing a painting of a building (s) . We will develop and critique the paintings together.

The third day students will work under supervision from their own reference using the principles developed in days one and two. We end with a final critique and general discussion.

Lots of learning; lots of fun.

$325 - Preregistration required - Buy tickets here.

Artist Bio

Brian retired from the University of Guelph (veterinary medicine ) in 2001 and relocated from Ontario, with his wife Cathy, to Comox B.C., on Vancouver Island.

He began painting seriously in 2004  studying with acclaimed artists in Canada and the US. In 2007, he invested in full time study at the Jeffrey Watts Atelier in Encinitas California, drawing and painting from life. He continues to study with exceptional artists today.

Brian paints full time . His paintings are reflective of his love of the outdoors, agriculture and rural communities. The more he paints the more his work moves towards abstracted impressions of his subjects.

Brian has won numerous competitions and awards for both his studio and plein air paintings in BC. In 2016 in Ontario he was an invited participant in the 50th Anniversary Plein Air Competion at the McMichael Gallery in Kleinburg ( home of the Group of Seven and Tom Thompson) ,  where his painting won first place.

His work has been sited in Arabella Magazine, in South West Art and in the North Light Books: The Best of Acrylics 2014 , 2015 , 2016 and Plein Air Magazines- Plein Air Today. 

His paintings have sold across Canada, and internationally.

Brian is honoured to have been selected into membership of:

      Society of Canadian Artists 

      Federation of Canadian Artists

      Ontario Society of Artists

Brian and Cathy share their time between Courtenay BC. (winter months) and Collingwood Ontario (summer months) .