Central Okanagan FCA

Details for "By Land and Sea with Jeff Wilson"



By Land and Sea

A Two Day Workshop - Central Okanagan Chapter FCA 

Instructor:Jeff Wilson AFCA 

Level: Beginner-Intermediate

Medium: Acrylics and Oils

Date: September 16 and 17, 2023  

Time: 10 am to 4 pm (doors open at 9:30)  

Location: Ellis Art Studios, 1021 Ellis St, Kelowna, BC  

Cost: $275 for FCA-COC Members, $300 for non-members 

Cancellation Policy: If you cancel your registration more than 30 days prior to the starting date of the workshop, a full refund of your workshop fee will be made.  If you cancel your registration within 30 days of the starting date of the workshop, no refund will be made unless we are able to fill your seat from the waitlist.    

Course Outline 

Canada’s modern economy would not have been possible without the vehicles that underpin it, and form an integral part of the Canadian working landscape. Their combination of form & colour provides an exciting subject for painters, although the often-complex light effects can be intimidating.  

This course is intended for anyone who would like to have a go at painting vehicles for the first time, or revisit the subject with a fresh eye.  It will concentrate on a ship and truck, as two of the most common subjects beloved by Canadian painters 

The course will examine basic colour theory, colour mixing, composition layering and brushwork.  It is a hands-on course, combining demonstration and guided hands-on painting.  

The workshop is designed with a two-day format:

·       Day 1 Truck:  Students will work on a square or rectangular painting around `16” long, from a common truck composition, chosen by the instructor.

·      Day 2 Marine Shipping; Students will work on a square or rectangular painting around 16” long, from a common marine shipping composition, chosen by the instructor. 


In each case, the instructor will lead the session by periodic demonstration, followed personal instruction to each student.  By the end of the course, it is hoped that students have practiced brush handling, paint mixing, layering and palette choice to approach vehicular compositions with some confidence.



Jeff Wilson AFCA is a self-taught, full-time artist, painter based in Vancouver, BC.  Jeff works on a broad range of subjects, including the people and urban landscape in Vancouver, animal portraits, working vehicles, heritage neon signage and the Shetland Islands.  He enjoys working with heavy-body acrylics for their accessibility, speed and colour intensity.

For more information about Jeff, visit www.jeffwilsonart.org.

Workshop supply list: 

Heavy-body acrylic (or oil) paint, any brand

  • Titanium White
  • Blue (Phthalo or ultramarine)
  • Red (Cadmium or Naphthol)
  • Yellow (Cadmium or Hansa)
  • Dioxazine purple
  • Orange (Cadmium or Pyrrole)
  • Burnt umber
  • Green (Phthalo or Permanent)
  • Payne’s grey
  • Transparent Iron oxide or burnt sienna
  • Yellow Ochre or Indian Yellow

Acrylic Gloss medium, any brand;

Marker, pencil or charcoal for sketching;

Letter-size or larger sketchbook for colour mixing practice;

Two 16” stretched canvases or canvas panels;

Acrylic brushes according to judgement  e.g. ½ inch, one round, one angle & one bright;

Water holder, with brush cleaner

Paint & Peel Palette, 11”X14” 

Rags or paper towels 

Students may choose to work on table-top, or bring their own easel.


Cost & Status

  • CAN$275.00
  • CAN$300.00 with Workshop - Non-Member + $25
Spots Available:
14 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2022-12-01 00:00:00
Registration Closes:
2023-09-15 23:59:00

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