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Watercolour Journal Workshop with Janice Tanton at The Banff Springs Hotel

Janice Tanton sketch journal - Haida Gwaii, Burnaby Narrows

A page from my sketch journal – Burnaby Narrows, Haida Gwaii. ©2014 Janice Tanton

I’d like to invite you to join me for a morning of fun and art that is personal to you. This simple technique of ink and watercolour will be something you can use all your life to create and record those moments of importance in your life.

Throw away that Instagram and Facebook post for a quick sketch and some penned thoughts

that will stay forever in your mind. This workshop is suitable for ages 9 – 99+ and total beginners. Even if you say you can’t draw a straight line or a stick drawing, this workshop is for you! As part of the wonderful Banff /Lake Louise Tourism springstART Festival, I look forward to welcoming you to my home territory! Check it out – lots of great workshops by artists who live and work in the valley, including soapstone carving!

Date: April 19
Time: 9:30 am – 12 noon
Place: The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Norquay Room
Cost: $31.50 plus meagre supplies

How to register and short materials list available here:

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PRESS RELEASE – Unplugged :: An Artful, Wildly Patient Slow Feast with Julia Lynx and Janice Tanton

paintbox lodgeEnchant your inner artist in a sensuous slow feast with painter Janice Tanton, singer songwriter Julia Lynx and Chef George Bayne. Explore the role of art and music in your life with a special focus on healing and rejuvenation. A two-time Canada Council award recipient, Janice’s works are represented locally at Canada House Gallery in Banff. Julia will share some of her songs unplugged. Janice created the art for Julia’s recently released debut album Wild Patience. Gather around the harvest table at The Paintbox Lodge and enjoy a 3 course dinner, live music and inspiration.

The Paintbox Lodge is an intimate boutique hotel nestled in the heart of downtown Canmore owned by Olympic medalist, Sara Renner and World Cup Champion, Thomas Grandi. The Paintbox Lodge is a reflection of the local champions – relaxed, welcoming and professional.

ONLY 10 REMAINING TICKETS AVAILABLE!

$100.00 plus GST
Includes: intimate harvest table dinner, live music and inspiration.

To book: online, call 403 609 0482 or send us an email to The Paintbox Lodge.

Unplugged: An Artful, Wildly Patient Slow Feast
Tomato and roasted pepper bisque with 3 cheese grilled cheese
or
Organic mixed greens with pecan praline, Sylvan Star aged gouda and sliced apples
♥♥♥

Free range chicken supreme stuffed with goat cheese sun-dried tomato stuffed with a pomegranate glaze, truffle infused chive mash, glazed farm carrots and bacon kale
or
5 vegetables artichokes and red quinoa in phyllo with basmati rice with a creamy rose sauce and steamed Kale

♥♥♥
Signature Chefs moms recipe of sticky toffee pudding with toffee sauce

Come and enjoy a special evening at the Paintbox Lodge

Come and enjoy a special evening at the Paintbox Lodge

The Artist’s Daughter – Work In Progress, Day 2

I started this painting earlier in the week, and have continued to work through the underpainting according to some of the methods taught by Jacob Collins and his wonderful group of teachers and students at The Grand Central Academy. You can see the work done on Day One as well as the initial sketch.

The Artist's Daughter - Work in Progress, Day 2 by Janice Tanton
The Artist’s Daughter – Work in Progress, Day 2 by Janice Tanton 14″x18″ February 10, 2012.

Light and the Changing Seasons

I find it challenging later in the day to work in my studio when the sun streams in from a large south facing window. At some point in the day, I always get visually tired. This usually happens around 2:00 in the afternoon for me. I start early in my studio, around 5 am and sometimes before the sun rises.

In the winter, the light changes dramatically in a very short period of time and from November to the end of January, it’s tough to fit in some quality lighting time in the studio.

The summer…of course…has a huge timeframe for me to work in excellent natural light. You can see how much the light changes in the second leg of this video.

I’m interested in artistic process and would love you to share your thoughts on your own process here.

Palette

I’m working with a different palette than I would normally use to execute a portrait, as well as the different technique so this is very much a learning process for me.

I use M.Graham Walnut Oils. Love their pigment concentration and I’m not allergic to them, which is a huge bonus. I don’t need lots of crazy turpentines in the studio, and the workability of the paint is to die for.

The palette is one suggested by Scott Waddell in his video and as this is sort of my own self-directed learning workshop, I thought I’d go with what Scott uses in his demos. The only thing that I have added is a cobalt blue.

Here’s the palette:

  • Titanium White
  • Ivory Black
  • Cadmium Yellow
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Raw Umber
  • Cadmium Red
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Cobalt Blue

I’m finding the palette a bit of a challenge, as I have never used Ivory Black or Burnt Sienna before, and have opted for a time-consuming glazing and over-glazing technique in the past vs. a more direct use of mixed paint in this technique. I’m beginning to see how this could speed my process a bit and how I might use the glazing to really augment the depth and feel of the work once I’m in the later stages. This will take a few days to dry now, so look for another progression post perhaps next week! Here’s the video for Day One and Day Two that has brought me to this point:

 The Artist’s Daughter – Day Two, Work in Progress by Janice Tanton


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Red Canoe #10 by Janice Tanton

Red Canoe #10 ©2011 Janice Tanton. oil on linen, 36"x72"

Weeklong Workshop  (5 Days) with Janice Tanton at Haliburton School of Fine Arts

via www.flemingc.on.ca

Check it out if you are in Ontario! I’ll be teaching at Haliburton School of the Arts, Fleming College – two programs at the first of July. I’m very excited to have the opportunity to return to the SFA where I was first inspired as a student when I was a young girl. Located in one of the most beautiful cottaging areas in all of Ontario, the Haliburton School of Fine Art is a part of Sir Sandford Fleming College. Folks there are friendly – the setting and facilities are second to none.

The first workshop ( 5 days) will focus on learning techniques of the Old Masters as they apply to contemporary painting practice. These techniques can impart many effects when coupled with your own creativity. On the Saturday, I will conduct a workshop on contemporary plein air impressionist techniques lakeside! Come join me for an informative and exciting exploration of old meets new.

Dates: July 4 – 8, 2011, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Location: Haliburton School of Fine Arts
Workshop Fees: $286.91 + $80.00 materials fee
Further Registration Information: HSFA Website

Other upcoming workshops in 2011:

ACAD – Glazes and Grounds
Red Deer College – SERIES: Techniques of the Old Masters