Tonalism and Night Landscape with Acrylic

For those who love to meditate on the mystery and wonders of nature, try Tonalism and night paintings. In this workshop we will combine soft muted color palettes and simplified compositions to create landscape paintings with complex emotions that promote reflection and contemplation.

You will also learn:

Both online and in person workshops will include painting demos, student work feedback sessions, slideshow presentations, and eye training exercises. These combinations of activities are designed to help refine your painting techniques and observation skills. Photo references will be provided for all painting assignments. Students are welcome to bring their own photo references for their own paintings.

In person workshops will have extended painting sessions. During these sessions, students will get one-on-one mentoring from Wayne.

Online workshop students will have access to download a video file of the painting demo to refer to so they can paint along at home at their own pace. There will be critiques at the beginning of some of the classes.

Online workshop students are responsible for knowing how to:

Workshop level: intermediate to advanced

Materials list


Demo paintings from past workshops:




Wayne's paintings using techniques taught in this workshop