Patricia's medium is acrylic and her painting style is realism. Her subject of choice is wildlife. She loves bringing depth and detail to her paintings, and enjoys the process of mixing colours from a very limited palette.
One of the strengths of wildlife art is its ability tell stories. In my paintings I try to bring out the individuality of each animal as it goes about its everyday life.
I portray many endangered animals, hoping that bringing them to life in my art will raise awareness of how close we are to losing them.
Patricia M. Mansell
WORKSHOP: ACRYLIC WILDLIFE PAINTING
(wildlife sampler) Beginner/Intermediate
By Patricia Mansell
Mondays, February 4 to March 25. 1:00 to 3:30
This course will be taught in acrylics on 8 x 10 stretched canvas.
The 8 weeks will be split into 4 finished paintings (2 weeks each).
THE OLD SCHOOL HOUSE ARTS CENTRE
122 Fern Street, Qualicum Beach, Vancouver Island
Tel: 250 752 6133
This workshop is designed to introduce participants to painting wildlife in a series of small “sample” paintings. Using photos as a base, instruction will be given on what to keep and what to edit out (photos will be supplied). Participants will be shown how to render feathers and fur as well as smooth skin and how to capture the essence of each different animal.