Painting the Light of the Seasons with Andrea Mossop

About Andrea Mossop

Andrea has a B. A. from the University of Western Ontario, followed by advanced studies in drawing and painting from the Ontario College of Art.  She is a passionate painter and an experienced teacher, renowned for her depth of knowledge and the breadth of her imagination.  

Painting The Light of the Seasons

Learn how to capture the shimmer of sunlight in the Canadian seasons. 

"Inspired by sunlight in paintings by Canadian Impressionists, this is a colour class. Learn how to have a methodical colour conversation with yourself to mix sun-light and shadow-light within a rainbow palette, to play the complementary colours, to create glimmer and dappled light with cool and warm for highly tinted luminosity. Take the day to paint with us from your home studio.

Inspired by the exhibition Canadian Impressionism New Horizons (36 artists over 5 decades, 100+ works) at the National Gallery of Canada Jan 21 - Jun 12, we will study examples of these artists' paintings in a slideshow. I will focus on those artists we have seen less often, the vision of our undaunted female artists and the remarkable colour work of Canadian painters' field sketches." - Andrea Mossop 



This workshop is an opportunity to deepen your experience in colour and in this technique of the love of painting. 

In this workshop, learn how to apply this new understanding of colour as the capture and transmission of light in spontaneous dashingly executed paintings.  You will paint both mornings with a shared review and discussion of all works on Sunday.  

Choice of medium: oil, acrylic, watercolour, pastel.  All levels.

Notes and Supply List

You will learn:

•      the effects of white or colour toned grounds as a surface for light

•      how to mix colours through four key questions

•      how to work cool and warm colours of near and equal value for effects of shadow and light 

•      how loose brushwork adds energy to dappled sunlight and shimmering shadows

•      how the Impressionist way of painting is significant in contemporary painting and in your own painting.

In advance of the workshop, you will receive reading materials and internet links regarding the project, and a supply list in order to be ready for Saturday morning.

Andrea is looking forward to working with you.

Date:  February 5th, 6th 2022.  Time:  9-12 each day online.  On Saturday, Andrea will keep ZOOM open over the lunch hour until 3:00 p.m., for shared studio time. 

Fees: $240.00 for KAC members; $260.00 for non-members.  Payment is due at the time of registration.  

Kanata Art Club reserves the right to cancel a workshop where there is insufficient registration. You will be notified and issued a cheque for a full refund.

To withdraw prior to the start date, please contact the  A cheque for a full refund less an administrative fee of $25.00 will be issued if a written request is received by January 29th, 2022.  There will be no refund issued beyond January 29th, unless we are able to fill your spot from a waitlist.