ANITA McCOMAS—August 7-10, 2023

~Abstracted Impressionism: Landscapes & Animals

Anita McComas—Keeping the Quiet

Anita McComas—Gathered for the View

Anita McComas—The Lounger

Anita McComas—Stuck on a Feeling

Anita McComas—Catching a Rainbow

Anita McComas—Kings of the Garden

Anita McComas—Keep on Moving

Anita McComas—Evening Blues

Anita McComas—Do You Like Me Now?

Anita McComas—On the Edge

Instructor: Anita McComas

Title: Abstracted Impressionism: Landscapes & Animals

Medium: Acrylics

Level: Beginner-intermediate

Dates: August 7-10, 2023 (4 days: Monday-Thursday, 9am to 4pm)

Fees: Early Bird—$500; $550 after February 25


About the workshop

This workshop is a 4-day exploration in creativity using expressive brush strokes to create interest and movement. We will do some landscape work and finish up with creative brushwork when painting darker animals, primarily a black bear.  We will use unexpected colour both to create interest, and to creatively challenge the viewer to see things through the artist’s eye.

Get ready to be challenged to loosen up! We will work from shared photos as well as your own to create your original works of art.


Course outline

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 About the instructor

Anita McComas is a professional artist based in Kelowna B.C. She also teaches professional painting and development workshops. Her painting style is abstracted impressionism, focussing on landscapes, wildlife and other living creatures.

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 Artist statement

I prefer the angles and assertions of larger brushes, using brushstrokes to break the image while asking the viewer to address the idea of a slice of reality, engaging the imagination.

Things are always in motion in my work. The suggestion of water is pervasive as I ultimately drift back to its woven reflective qualities. This speaks of the fragility of a moment, something that cannot be duplicated. I want to capture that magical something that you can feel and connect to.

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