April Fun Shop: A Good Start: Landscapes in a simplified impressionistic style

April 20, 2016 –9:00 am to noon
Lutheran Church of the Master, 114th and Center, Omaha, NE –South rear lower level.
Cost is $4.00 per member/$5.00 non members

Bring snacks to share. Coffee provided.

As winner of the Opal Parmenter Fellowship Award, Linda Bernett chose a workshop with Ken Elliott, an oil and pastel artist in Castle Rock, Colorado. Ken’s work hangs in the Denver airport, Mayo Clinic, Marriott, Ritz hotel in Denver, Hitachi, Kaiser-Permanente and top galleries nationwide to name a few. Ken has over 40 years in art, first as a picture framer, art restorer, art dealer, and began painting 25 years ago. His works are a simplification and exaggeration of nature, reliant on strategies of making good art objects.


Linda was drawn to his style and dramatic choice of colors. All new experience as she had never painted with oils, done landscapes or painted large! In this workshop, he advised, "I focus on landscapes- I don't try to recreate nature (even Monet said he never got it right) or attempt storytelling. Begin boldly, using more color than exists in nature. Any missteps will be eliminated or incorporated as an unintended surprise”.

Linda will present what she learned from this workshop to our Omaha Artists Inc Fun Shop! She will be showing a YouTube video of Ken working on a painting from start to finish! She has titled our workshop: A Good Start: Landscapes in a simplified impressionistic style.

Supplies for this class:
  • Oils: titanium white, 2 reds, 2 yellows, 2 blues, 2 wild colors of your choice, and 1-2 grays optional,
  • Weber brand: Res-N-gel
  • A table top or portable easel
  • Paper towels or wipes
  • Multiple 1/4" chip brushes
  • Jar of Turpenoid
  • Canvas or canvas board- go as large as possible
  • Palette (can be disposable).
  • Reference picture/photo ( I will have some to choose from)
  • Pencil for quick sketching

NOTE: If you wish to try acrylics with this technique you will need an acrylic extender and Grumbacher brand Gel 531 for transparency. We will be mixing our color on the canvas.