Ann Templeton: Abstracting The Landscape in Oil. Ann Templeton was a fabulous artist from Texas who's artistry is widely admired. Ann's workshops were largely sought after. Now you can learn her methods on this wonderful DVD.
Clean, vivid transparent hues contrasted with opaque passages of light tints of color are the hallmarks of Annís expressive oil paintings.
In this video, award-winning artist and workshop instructor, Ann Templeton demonstrates her unique style of painting. She begins by explaining the choices of colors on her palette and the working characteristics of each. Next she discusses brushes and technique. As she begins the painting we see and learn her concepts behind ďabstracting the landscapeĒ. Masses, line direction, value, intensity, the push and pull of color, brushwork, surface mixing, and painting mediums are all important elements that she covers. She also talks about locating the center of interest and controlling the visual movement by linking darks, lights, hues and the opacity of paint.
Annís warm and friendly personality is evident as she leads the viewer through each phase of the painting. Her creativity is understated but clearly evident as she explains how to simplify and abstract the landscape.
This video is an excellent example of Annís work and her process of painting. It is also an invaluable tool for anyone interesting in learning how to simplify and creatively express the landscape.
Ann was an oil/pastel-conceptual impressionist who liked to describe her paintings as "symbolic expressions." With a personal commitment to excellence, she painted since 1969. For over 15 years, Templeton taught art seminars in as many as 10 states and countries, including Hawaii, Italy and Mexico. She also lectured and taught for art guilds and collegess, and juried competitive art shows several times a year.
Her style and enthusiasm won her awards all over the country. A major force in the field of oil painting Ann's life work is highly recognized for her teaching expertise and color usage.