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BRYAN COOMBES - Wilderness Night Scene Workshop (2 days)

  • Gallery 204 Inc. 200 - 20408 Douglas Crescent Langley, British Columbia Canada (map)

Wilderness Night Scene Workshop (Two Days)

Cost : $295   March 11 & 12, 2017- Saturday/Sunday 10AM- 5PM

Beginner to Intermediate Acrylic painter

Lets construct a large 12x36 painting together from start to finish of a wilderness night scene. At the end of the weekend you will take home your own version of this painting created on a 12x36 canvas. The painting will feature a starry sky, the warm glow of a campfire or lantern light "falling off” under the canopy of trees surrounded by darkness. This acrylic painting workshop will cover many fundamental skills of acrylic painting that will form a foundation for you to apply to your painting practice. The best way to grasp the skills of painting is to paint something from start to finish. Working from the extremes of dark to light will give you the ultimate grasp of "painting the light". This is a hands on workshop, watch then do. Lets take your canvas from white to wonderful! 

We’ll cover:

  • Planning the painting, how to contain the scene
  • Preparing the 2” gallery wrap canvas for a dark scene, gesso techniques. 
  • How to create a harmonious sky gradient using liquid acrylic glazing techniques
  • Techniques for the Liquitex Round Splatter Tool
  • How and why for each brush, the round, filbert and flat brush
  • Principles of color mixing
  • Drawing with a brush
  • Perspective cues for painters
  • How to varnish your work

Workshop includes: 

  • 13 hours of instruction
  • 12x36 gallery wrap canvas
  • Gesso, fluid acrylic colours, varnish, tools
  • Fresh coffee and snacks

What you need to bring:

Artist grade acrylics, tube colours:

  • Cad Yellow
  • Cade Red light
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue 
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Siena or Yellow Ochre 


  • Flat brush #4, #6, #10
  • Filbert brush #6, #8
  • Round brush #4, #6


Largest flat brushes you have, #14, #16 

I come prepared so don’t sweat the brush inventory, bring what you have and I can supply what you need.