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Paint Like Van Gogh

Palette Knife & Brush Textured Painting
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 9m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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If you are attracted to vibrant colours, tantalizing textures and expressive mark-making, this class is a perfect fit for you. Through the 13 step-by-step instructional videos, you will learn how to paint exuberant skies, colourful wheat fields, animated trees, bushes, grass, mountains, backgrounds and expressive flowers. Following in the Van Gogh’s footsteps, you will acquire knowledge of how to create harmony both by strengthening the applied colours’ saturation and by arranging them in their complementary and simultaneous contrasts. Additionally, we will pay attention to painting colour, form and pattern instead of precise depiction of tonal changes. Using variety of acrylic paints , bristle brushes and palette knives, you will learn how to successfully paint various subjects in the style of the great Post-Impressionist Dutch Master Vincent Van Gogh; like the master, we will learn to paint what we feel instead of what we see in front of us. At the end of this course, you will be asked to complete minimum three paintings and some painterly exercises before exploring Van Gogh’s style in your own art creations. You will be also encouraged to complete a number of copies of his paintings to deepen your practical knowledge of the stylistic and technical challenges Van Gogh technique is about. Your possibilities as an artist have no boundaries or limits!

You will learn

✓ Students will learn some of the painting techniques of the Post-Impressionist artistVincent Van Gogh, including mark-making and texture creation.
✓ Students will develop an understanding and appreciation for the unique painting style of Vincent Van Gogh.
✓ Students will learn how to apply the painting technique of Vincent Van Gogh to their own art creations.
✓ Students will learn how to apply various colours effectively using palette knife and brush.


• This course is applicable to all levels from beginner to advanced artists.

This course is for

• Open to anyone who is interested in playing with a brush and/or palette knife.
Art Instructor
Izabella Orzelski is a Canadian artist residing in Edmonton, Alberta. She holds an MFA from the New York Academy of Art and a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Alberta. Her awards and grants include a Winspear Fund Grant and a Dahesh Museum Award in New York. She is a prolific and versatile artist. Her paintings have been exhibited across Canada, and have become part of many public and private art collections. Among her most important commissioned works are the life-size portraits of Dr. Harriet Winspear, the late Honourable Lois E. Hole – former Lieutenant Governor of Alberta, and of Dr. Grant MacEwan.
Izabella’s interests span from portrait/ figure to floral compositions. She likes to experiment with various painterly techniques and art mediums such as oils, acrylics and encaustic paints, which she often uses together. Presently, Izabella is completing a series of floral paintings, for which her own garden became a source of inspiration. Her floral paintings reflect her love for colours and texture envisioned in her dreams or, as she likes to call it, her magical world. Some of Izabella’s floral paintings reflect her admiration for the chiaroscuro effect, while others her playful juxtaposition of colours.
Izabella has been an art instructor at the Faculty of Extension of the University of Alberta for the past 20 years. Additionally, she has been invited as a guest speaker to many international conferences. Izabella strongly believes that it is possible to be both: a passionate educator and an excellent artist.
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Platform: Udemy
Video: 1h 9m
Language: English
Next start: On Demand

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