Impressionism is a favorite style for most beginning artists and a fun little painting to teach. These landscapes were 8 x 10″ and didn’t take longer than a week and a half. I had full intentions to film the demonstration process, but I was having so much fun painting I didn’t film… maybe next year!
After they finished their landscapes I gave them a 16 x 20″ canvas. The only criteria was to try and paint the painting in an impressionistic style. I like this project because it’s a great way to introduce the artistic process of inspiration, research, planning, execution, and criticism.