Mastering Acrylics with David Langevin
Learn everything you need to know to master acrylic painting. A workshop for intermediate to advanced painters.
This workshop is designed for artists with painting experience in oils, acrylics, or even watercolors. Acrylic paints are relatively new and how to use them effectively is still a challenge for many artists. Techniques that are successful when using oil paints or watercolors do not often yield good results when applied to acrylic paints. This is because the physical and chemical properties of the synthetic acrylic paints are unique. In this workshop the focus will be on learning the specific properties of acrylics and how you can use them to achieve fantastic results. Luminosity, color intensity, and mastering the transparent and translucent techniques of glazes and veils will be emphasized. Come prepared to take notes, ask questions, and to paint.
Price of workshop includes Day 2 attendance at the Connections Conference. Lunch and coffee breaks included for the 3 days.
FCA members receive a $25 discount – please call the office at 250-770-7668.
Here is a list of the supplies you will need:
-Acrylic paints (Important: do not buy additional paints before the workshop, bring what you have)
-Acrylic Gloss Medium – not Gel medium and not Golden’s Glazing Liquid
-Large water container and rags
-Paint brushes and palette
-4 -4 painting supports, approx. 16×20 (canvas or painting board)
David Langevin currently lives in Kamloops and is sought after as a knowledgeable speaker, workshop presenter and writer (i.e. contributor to our FCA- Art Avenue). His work is in galleries around the world. Initially self taught, he finished his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the University of Ottawa and spent several years perfecting his painting skills.
David’s painting style is somewhat unique. He uses an elaborate system of layers of transparent and translucent paint, called glazes and veils, as well as a variety of texture effects that create dramatic images of his subjects. Having studied the painting methods of his favourite historical painters like Da Vinci, Correggio, Titian, Caravaggio, Ruebens, and Rembrandt, to name a few, he has developed a system of painting that is part Renaissance, part Canadian. Results are extraordinary with light and color. For more information about David please visit his website http://davidlangevin.com/