The Mosaic Approach to Painting Acrylics:
Using only simple varied mosaic like brush strokes, students will explore how to create dynamic semi-abstract landscapes. This approach to painting has its roots in Pointillism and Divisionism and can add a fresh and lively look to paintings. Movement, depth of field, subtle colour shifts, textures, lost and found edges and other painting elements can all be created using the mosaic approach. The mosaic strokes that create the shapes will be painted over a base colour and a loose, bold outline sketch. The base colour and portions of the outline sketch will be visible between the strokes and add additional interest. Each student will paint a unique painting. Sample paintings and a partial demonstration will help the student to understand this interesting painting concept.
About the Artist:
MARC L. GAGNON
BES, B.ARCH, O.A.A., CSPWC
Marc L. Gagnon is a full time artist, employing both the watercolour and acrylic mediums. He has been painting for over thirty-five years. He holds degrees in Environmental Studies and Architecture, from the University of Waterloo. Marc is an elected member of The Canadian Society of Painters in Watercolour, and served on the board of directors for ten years. He was President of the CSPWC from 2005 until 2007. In 2006 as President he was the official host for the CSPWC watercolour symposium in Calgary Alberta.
Mr. Gagnon’s paintings have been exhibited in over 56 exhibitions including several CSPWC “Open Waters” exhibitions, Visual Art Mississauga Annual Juried Exhibitions and Gallery of Peel Annual Juried Exhibitions. He was selected to exhibit in 2004 at the 6th International Watercolour Biennial in Mexico City. Marc is often asked to be a juror for art exhibitions such as the 21st.annual Toronto Watercolour Society Juried Spring Show and the Mississauga Artist of The Year Awards.
Over thirty arts organizations and colleges have engaged Marc as a workshop instructor and demonstrator of watercolour and acrylic painting techniques.
Marc takes a bold, fresh and semi abstract approach to both his acrylic and watercolour paintings; which has often led to interesting and innovative results. Marc’s paintings, exhibition history and workshop schedule can be viewed on his web page at www.mlgagnonart.com
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Monday to Friday