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Workshop Title
Liven Up Your Snowscenes
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Subject / Focus
Using colour variety and loose brushwork for Winter landscapes with more pzazz.
Class Description
Snowscenes don't have to be painted in just blues and greys. In this workshop Marianne will demonstrate how she uses lively, loose brushwork and a variety of colour to convey an attractive snowscene.

Winter skies and landscapes can be challenging. We will overcome this by using some techniques to convey the shadows and highlights on the snowdrifts of this magical season, while retaining some enticing aspects of the leftover fall grasses and some evergreen and deciduous trees.
About the Artist
Marianne was born in England but spent much of her childhood in Malaysia. The stunning scenery and abundance of exotic animals and plants heightened her love of nature and keen interest in drawing and painting. As a teenager, her artwork was selling in local galleries and department stores. Marianne settled in Canada in 1980 and lives in Schomberg, Ontario.

As a full time artist and a sought after art instructor Marianne is never without her sketchbook or camera, always looking for new subject matter for her stunning closeup paintings of flowers, ethereal landscapes and abstract images. Marianne also enjoys taking on commissions of subject matter that she may not otherwise paint. Some of these have been commissioned for publishing purposes and her work has been licensed for Giclée reproductions, needlepoint designs, greeting cards and fine porcelain.

Marianne’s art education in England has been furthered by studies at The Haliburton School of the Arts and courses and workshops with many respected artists.

Marianne’s work has been exhibited in many juried exhibitions in which she has received numerous awards. The most recent are three Best in Show awards, Best Watercolour in Show, The Franklin Carmichael Award, The Marianne Crone Award, 2nd prize in the COAA Juried Show, Juror’s Choice, Honourable Mentions and several People’s Choice awards.

Her work can be found in private and corporate collections in Canada, U.S, and around the world.
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Paint / art media
Marianne uses Liquitex Soft Body paint and some Golden colours. These are the colours required (suggested) for this workshop:

- Alizarin Crimson
- Red Oxide or Burnt Sienna
- Naples Yellow or Yellow Ochre
- Prussian Blue, Indanthrene Blue or Payne's Grey
- Cerulean Blue Hue
- Titanium White
Art Surface / Support
- Stretched canvas or canvas board
- Suggested size 18"x24" or 24"x30" (remember that space is limited)
- Table easel
Supplies and Tools
Synthetic acrylic brushes. N.B. The large ones are important:
- 1 1/2 inch and 2 inch bright (short flat)
- 1/2 inch, 3/4 inch and 1 inch brights
- No 4 or 6 round
- No 6 rigger
- Optional: 1/4 inch bright

- Large Stay-wet palette with a lid e.g Masterson 12x16
- Paper or Styrafoam plates or disposable paper palette
- Water containers
- Fine mist spray bottle
Reference materials
- Will be provided

Materials Instructor Will Bring:

Materials the instructor will provide
- Selection of reference photos
Items made available for purchase
- Small selection of brushes, instructional DVDs and cards.
**BRING Cash to pay directly to instructor.

Workshop Outline: Complete: All-4 Class Series, 1 only-Single Session, 1 & 2 - Saturday OR Full Day

Session 1
- We will begin with a value sketch to work out the composition and placement of lights, mid-tones and darks.
- Colours will be carefully selected to convey the mood of the scene.
- Marianne will give a step-by step demonstration, leaving time between stages for you to work on that part of the painting.
- She will explain all of her techniques for painting a winter sky, snow, trees and a river or barn.
- As you work on your own painting she will give individual help to each person to ensure they are on the right track.
Session 2
- Continue on with demos and assistance as needed.

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