John F. Carlson
Next scheduled ONLINE class:
Learn to Paint Water
NEW Date: February 20 - March 13, 2021
Have you ever wanted to paint beautiful waterfalls or quiet creeks the way the masters do? In this online course you can learn how. We will cover everything from the light and dark value planes of water, to paint the illusion of transparent and rushing water, rocks and strong compositions.
The dynamics of this online class will be a little bit different from previous ones. I will have "live" demos via Skype and interactions with the participants during the demonstrations. Similarly to my other online classes we will have assignments which we will discuss in detail once completed. I will offer suggestions to improve each painting..
Please, contact me if you are interested to take this class.
Do you feel stuck with your painting progress, or have questions?
I offer 30 minute and 1 hour private mentoring sessions via Skype. I will critique 1-3 paintings in a live & private online setting. If you would like to improve your work but not sure how or where to start, book a session with me.
Fee: $30 (up to 30 minutes) or $40 for one hour
In this short video I demonstrate an easy and simple method of cleaning your solvent jar. It is especially useful if you have old paint build up on your container.
John Fabian Carlson (May 5, 1875 – May 19, 1947) was a Swedish-born American Impressionist painter.
John Fabian Carlson was born in Kolsebo in Västervik Municipality, Kalmar County, in Småland, Sweden. The Carlson family immigrated to the United States in 1884, making their home in Buffalo, New York. Carlson attended evening art classes at the Art Students League of Buffalo, New York. There Carlson received instruction from Lucius Wolcott Hitchcock, a former pupil at the Académie Colarossi in Paris and the Art Students League of New York.
Carlson won a scholarship in 1903 or 1904 to study with Lovell Birge Harrison at the Byrdcliffe Colony in Woodstock, New York. Carlson began exhibiting work in such national shows as the annual of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1905. From this period on, he maintained an active exhibition schedule and submitted works in a variety of media, though with particular success in watercolor and oil. In 1906, the Art Students League Summer School awarded Carlson his third scholarship to study Landscape painting. Carlson became a specialist in winter scenes and received an appointment as assistant director of Woodstock in 1908.
If you ever wish to become a landscape painter his book: "Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting" is a must read. (It is not in print anymore thus you need to look for a used copy).