The Painter's Essential Landscape Online Acrylic Workshop

Linda Kemp is a full-time artist and busy instructor throughout Canada, the USA, and the UK.  Linda is internationally recognized for her unique and innovative use of negative painting in both watercolour and acrylic.    She is the author of two books, "Watercolour Painting Outside the Lines - A Positive Approach to Negative Painting" and "Simplifying Design and Color for Artists - Positive Results Using Negative Painting Techniques", (North Light pub.) and six instructional DVDs.

For more information about Linda, see her website at:

The Painter's Essential Landscape  Workshop 

Conjure the spirit of the landscape in this innovative acrylic program.  Discover secrets and strategies for interpreting and simplifying the landscape as you build your painting from the ground up with overlapping bands and interlocking shapes.  Learn negative painting strategies and the successful sequencing of opaque and transparent glazes for a luxurious patina and gentle glow in your work.

Explore brushwork techniques for creating textures and subtle transitions of delicate tints and muted hues.  Learn how to layer lost and found edges to suggest windswept meadows and distant trees.  Investigate how and where to use captured negatives and establish minimal hard edges to gradually bring your work into soft focus.

Whether you work on location, from your imagination or photos, you will be amazed by this elegant, alternative method of painting the landscape.


Our workshop Program:

We will spend two days and one evening together.  Each of our two days together includes live Keynote presentations, paint-along exercises, a full video demonstration, personal painting time, live Q and A, and a review.  You will have four days to finish your painting(s), and on the evening of November 29th, Linda and her daughter, Dr. Jamie Kemp (PhD Art History) will formally critique your work in a special two hour session.  

Click on the following link to read a note from Linda describing the Virtual Workshop Experience in detail.  

Virtual Workshop Experience

To learn more about the critique portion of the workshop, click on the link below.


Dates and Times:  November 22nd and 23rd: 10:00-12:00 and 2:00-4:00, and a critique on November 29th (7:00-9:00 p.m.).

Fees:  KAC members: $265.00, non-members $285.00.  Payment is due at time of registration.

Materials list: A materials list will be mailed to registered participants.  

WAIT LIST ONLY.  To add your name to the waitlist, contact:

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 October 16th, 2021.  There will be no refund issued beyond October 16th, unless we are able to fill your spot from a waitlist.