Developing Strong Landscape Painting: Brian Buckrell- November 2019

This three -day workshop will expose  students  to techniques used for planning and developing a strong landscape painting.


November 15 - 17, 2019


Tofino Arts Council


Brain Buckrell


Arnet Rd,
Tofino, BC


This three day painting workshop is designed for the serious beginner (with painting experience) to the intermediate painter interested my approach to planning and interpreting the landscape. For acrylic and oil painters. Demos will be done in acrylics.

You will begin with a review/discussion of the fundamentals. Days one and two you will plan a painting leading to best compositional choices using a supplied reference.  Day one will be a West Coast Pacific scene. Day two will focus on perspective learning developing a painting of a building (s) . You will develop and critique the paintings together.

The third day students will work under supervision from their own reference using the principles developed in days one and two. You end with a final critique and general discussion.

Lots of learning; lots of fun!

This course runs 9am-4pm each day. 

Artist Bio

Brian retired from the University of Guelph (veterinary medicine ) in 2001 and relocated from Ontario, with his wife Cathy, to Comox B.C., on Vancouver Island.

He began painting seriously in 2004  studying with acclaimed artists in Canada and the US. In 2007, he invested in full time study at the Jeffrey Watts Atelier in Encinitas California, drawing and painting from life. He continues to study with exceptional artists today.

Brian paints full time . His paintings are reflective of his love of the outdoors, agriculture and rural communities. The more he paints the more his work moves towards abstracted impressions of his subjects.



Course fee:


How to register:

To register follow the register link below or contact for more details. 

Please be sure to register before the start of the course on November 15th.