MEET THE ARTISTS WITH JO PERKINS
ABSTRACT LANDSCAPE DRAWING WITH JO PERKINS
I am an Edinburgh based artist making semi-abstract paintings in response to my local landscape. I am fascinated with colour and how it makes us feel, often exploring saturated palettes that reflect both my emotions in regard to the landscape and the changing seasons. I look at pattern and shape and am working to establish a visual language that describes my experiences.
Compositions are created from life then translated to canvas or wooden panel in an expressive and intuitive way. I use acrylic for its immediacy and versatility and mix this with other media to enhance each piece.
In this class we will explore translating the landscape into abstract marks and mini sketches. Using very simple materials and very simple marks, I will share how to develop a visual language to describe the landscape around us.
The materials list is as follows:
4 - 6 sheets of plain paper or some plain sketchbook pages. It doesn't need to be thick or particularly expensive.
Black biro or similar pen and a pencil
Small selection of coloured pencils/crayons/pens - whatever you might have at home.
Ruler if you like things neat!
4 - 6 photos of the landscape. These can be your own favourite places (ideal) or images from magazines, books or the internet. You need to be able to look at them while you are taking the class so don't leave them on the device you are using for the class. Printed copies are good too.