July 17-21 (5 days, Mon-Fri)     Fee $550

DOMINIK MODLINSKI ~ Application of Colour Contrast in Paintings

About the workshop

Media: acrylics

Levels: intermediate to advanced

This 5-day course is designed for intermediate to advanced artists who are eager to expand their knowledge of oil and acrylic painting techniques, and enhance their perception and creative visualization. Students will gain an understanding of the principals of complementary colour contrast, analogous colour scheme, and split-complementary colour scheme. On the final day, the class will work together to create a landscape composition using the principals they have studied. Students will experience five days of inspiration and innovation, and will leave the course with many colour theory exercises, multiple colour studies compositions and one large painting.

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About the artist

The source of this artist’s ingenuity is the never-ending supply of material nature affords. As a matter of course, Dominik J. Modlinski incorporates the journey motif into his work, his creative process and his personal growth experience. For him, the possibilities are endless.

Born in Warsaw, Poland, Modlinski now calls Canada home and makes his living traveling through and painting various endangered natural areas. At the heart of his travels is a quest to discover and depict the inherent balance and truthfulness found in nature.

“My work is simply a reflection of what I love to do most, to be able to live on the land, to better my creative vision and to bring people joy and understanding of the environment through art,” says Modlinski.

In Poland he attended The School for Artistic Crafts and Design. In Canada he graduated with honours from the Ontario College of Art in 1993. He has since lived in the wilderness setting of Atlin, B.C., where he taught painting and drawing at the Atlin Centre for the Arts. Modlinski says he enjoys the physical challenge painting in such remote location entails. It’s also an opportunity to visually celebrate a unique ecosystem. For this artist, celebration is really at the heart of his hard work.

Dominik’s painting journeys are a wilderness experience based upon weeks of traveling rugged and barren lands to capture in plein air style the majesty of nature. His northern travels have inspired him to explore further and visit many of earth last remaining wilderness areas. Some of the most extreme painting expeditions took him across continents and hemispheres such as Antarctica, High Arctic, Greenland, and Patagonia and most recently in to the wilds of Namibia and South Africa.

Even so Dominik traveled widely, painting through out the world, he returns nearly every year to the wilderness of the Yukon.

For over last 20 years Dominik captured the beauty of Atlin and the Yukon in hundereds of plein air oil sketches and large studio paintings. His signature works are mostly based on autmn alpine scene of Yukon widlerness.

When he is not painting, he devotes his time to fiming and creating his ongoing television series called ‘CHANGING LANDSCAPES’ where he and his best friend travel the world in the quest of adventure and painting locations.

Modlinski now shares his time between Nanaimo and Atlin BC where he paints full-time. Dominik also teaches many painting workshops to share his passion and experitise for landscape painting

The artist’s work can be found in corporate and private collections around the world.  He is represented by “ Canada House “, Banff, AB., “ Koyman Galleries “, Ottawa, ON, “ Hambelton Galleries, “ Kelowna, BC, “ Mountain Galleries “, Whistler, BC Jasper, AB, “ John A. Libby Fine Art “, Toronto, ON. “ Medicine Man Gallery’ Phoenix AZ and Santa Fe NM. , “ Everard Read Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa.  His work is also published by Nature’s Scene in Georgetown, ON.

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