Plein Air Watercolour Workshop with Ralf Wall (Raflar)
11 June 2022
In partnership with Homer Watson House & Gallery and working with artist Ralf Wall (Raflar), this workshop will explore the art of painting outdoors and allow participants to sharpen their powers of observation. Using watercolours, participants will create their own landscape paintings while building their skills in planning their paintings, understanding colours and value, and learning new painting techniques. This painting workshop will take place in Gairloch Gardens amongst the many flowers, plants and mature trees right by the lakeside. What better place to paint than in such an inspiring environment!
Previous experience is not necessary as this programming is suitable for all levels.
This workshop fee does not include materials. Please see SUPPLY LIST.
1 – 5 PM
Oakville Galleries in Gairloch Gardens
1306 Lakeshore Road East, Oakville
Cancellation with a refund must be applied for at least 14 days before your program begins. Refunds are subject to a $25 administrative fee. There are no refunds for cancellations requested less than 14 days before the program begins.
Instructor Bio and Artist Statement
Ralf Wall (Raflar)
I have always pursued artistic expression my whole life. As a young child drawing animals and fantastic beasts to learning to play the piano. Eventually this formalized in college learning both commercial and fine arts. I have balanced this throughout my career being both a graphic designer as well as a painter, muralist and instructor of the arts. Most of my time is currently spent at the Homer Watson House & Gallery, promoting the legacy of this beloved Canadian Landscape Artist, instructing there and managing all graphical marketing content. I spend the rest of my time painting in the great outdoors, participating in art festivals and even leading an art safari to Kenya. Art is my life and I strive to bring life to my art.
Energy has always played a pertinent role in my body of work. I am inspired by my surroundings, be it the woods or a distant skyline. When I create, it is my desire that those who view my work feel the energy of the surroundings in which the work was created. My watercolour paintings require a delicate hand, and because I often paint in plein air, I will use the water of my surroundings in the dilution of my paint. My acrylic landscapes and abstracts require a palette knife, which allows me to convey the natural environment in an expressive and impressionistic manner. Nature not only inspires my work but also compels me to experiment and explore new mediums and techniques. It is my hope that my love for the outdoors, the energy therein, and the freedom of creation is impressed upon the public through my works.