Using book illustrations and a piece of Karen Jelenfy’s original work, students will reflect on artists’ use of abstraction as a response to the landscape. Artists to be explored include Andrew Wyeth, Emily Carr, Joan Mitchell, and John Walker.
An original painting by the instructor will then be viewed. Participants will discuss the influence of remembered places and other works of art (such as books, films, music) on the painting, in addition to contemplating the materials and colors used.
After a brief demonstration by the instructor, students will create 2 painted works in response to a landscape, either chosen from the materials provided or done from memory. Individual instruction throughout. An informal critique will complete the class. All materials included.