Learn the importance of color theory, light and shadow theory, and correct observation, to create paintings with a professional and dynamic look. Through a variety of lecture, demonstration, and one on one assistance, you be challenged to apply some unique techniques, and to think in new ways about oil painting. We'll cover landscape, cityscape, and still life subject matter, and cover a variety of additional topics, such as brushwork, compostion, and materials advice.
Originally form southern California, contemporary landscape artist, John Brian Guernsey, moved to Georgia in 1993 for a business career, and transitioned to an art career in 2006. Having developed his drawing skills through college courses and workshop study, he now concentrates primary on landscape painting. Most of his work is done en plein air, or alla prima, (completing a painting in one sitting); although he is gradually increasing the output of larger studio paintings. His work reveals a keen observance of atmosphere and light and he is inspired not only by nature, but by city life and architecture. Mr. Guernsey maintains a busy schedule of classes and workshops, primarily around the Atlanta area, and regularly participates in nationally ranked plein air festivals throughout the country. Some of his recent awards are, Best of show, Los Gatos Plein Air Festival 2014, Best of show, Plein Air Richmond 2013, Award of Excellence, Carmel Plein Air 2014, Judges Favorite Award, Olmstead Park Plein Air 2015. He is represented by Mountain Mist Gallery in North Carolina.