This workshop has been cancelled due to illness of Dominik Modlinski – we wish him a speedy recovery and all the best!

“Light on the Landscape with Oil and Water”

4 day Plein air workshop with Canadian plein air masters. May 4-7, 2017. The maximum number for this workshop will be 15.

Oil painter Domink Modlinski and watercolourist David McEown will lead this plein air workshop in which participants will learn essential techniques, and perceptions exercises in order to paint directly from nature thus enhancing one’s way of seeing, inner landscape and connectedness to the environment.

Observing the morning and afternoon light, the instructors will take turns daily demonstrating the unique qualities of their chosen medium. From watercolour’s inner glow of transparent washes to the texture and vibrant strokes in oil, the artist’s will share how to best capture the light and spirit of the moment.

Participants (experience beginner to intermediate/advanced level) may choose to work in either oil, watercolour or even try both mediums!
The aim of the workshop is not only to highlight the different approaches and applications of these traditional time tested mediums but how they can complement each other and inspire new approaches and creative breakthroughs.

The location of our workshop offers fantastic opportunities to be inspired by universal landscape themes. In the 4 days we will explore the subjects;Mountain panorama: aerial perspective, sense of scale, edges.

  • Lake and pond shorelines: water reflections, transparency,
  • Flora, and wildflowers: microcosm, negative positive shape reading.
  • Cabin or artifact in the landscape: story telling, and last but not least the lessons of composition will be discussed with daily group critiques.

Participants will have plenty of time to work on location with one on one feedback from instructors. (itinerary is subject to weather , in case of adverse conditions we will work from found objects and informative instructor demos inside)

David and Dominik have literally painted around the globe and look forward to also share some inspiring multimedia presentations in the evenings!


Dave McEown & Dominik Modlinski

David McEown

Dominik Modlinski

This workshop has been cancelled due to illness of Dominik Modlinski – we wish him a speedy recovery and all the best!