Recent art workshop with artist Johaness Vloothuis at the Oakville Art Society

I recently attended a painting workshop with artist Johannes Vloothuis that was held at the Oakville Art Society.  I had been looking forward to attending this workshop as it was the first class that I would be having in person with Johaness as I have taken a number of online workshops with him over the years.

I really have learned so much from his online classes and I find that I often refer back to the pages and pages of notes that I had made during those classes.  He provides a wealth of information and further references for his students and I was happy to add to my notes while watching him do a painting demonstration at the Oakville Art Society on January 12th.

Although he was painting in oil, which is a medium I don’t have a lot of experience with, and he was doing a traditional landscape, the information he provided on composition and design was so helpful and could be applied to any medium and/or subject matter.  One of the many tidbits that I came away with that I liked the most was that he said “A good painting makes somebody daydream”….where in a sense they feel themselves in it and or a part of it.  He went on to say that a successful painting needs to “stimulate the imagination of the viewer” and that all the technical skills in the world won’t help if the painting fails to convey an emotion or a sense of feeling.

Here are a few pictures from the workshop:

With artist Johannes Vloothuis during his Jan.12/14 workshop at the Oakville Art Society

With artist Johannes Vloothuis during his Jan.12/14 workshop at the Oakville Art Society

Artist Johannes Vloothuis painting at the Oakville Art Society

Artist Johannes Vloothuis painting at the Oakville Art Society

 

Completed demo painting by Johannes Vloothuis

Completed demo painting by Johannes Vloothuis

 

If you’d like more information about Johannes Vloothuis and his classes you can visit his website at www.improvemypaintings.com

 

 

4 responses to “Recent art workshop with artist Johaness Vloothuis at the Oakville Art Society

    • Thank you for your comment Mary! Have you taken online classes with him too? Yes, it’s a fantastic coincidence that he lives close by. My understanding is that people have flown quite a distance to take an in person class with him!

    • Thank you very much Holly! I’m glad you enjoyed the post. I received so much great info from him that I wanted to condense it the best I could.

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