ALLA PRIMA OIL PAINTING with Ann Willsie - Mar 28 & 29 2020

ALLA PRIMA OIL PAINTING with Ann Willsie - Mar 28 & 29 2020

Regular price $200.00 Sale


This workshop is designed for beginners and intermediate students. Whether you are new to oils or have worked in oils before , this workshop will give you valuable insight to working with this medium, including: 

  • Underpainting 
  • Laying in values
  • Working lean to fat 
  • Blending colours on your canvas
  • Cleaning up


 This workshop will also focus on : 


  • Oil painting tips and tricks - valuable information about oil paints, mediums, substrates and brushes
  • Working Alla Prima - wet on wet
  • creating your own palette of colors
  • Color mixing
  • Brushwork

Ann will start each morning off with some fun exercises in color mixing and values, followed by a short demo on starting a painting, blocking in the big shapes and getting the values in.

Afterwards, each particpant will be working on a painting of their own choosing, with one-on-one assistance as needed.

Date:  Mar 28 & 29 2020

Time:  9:30am - 4:00pm

Cost:   $200

Workshop Location:

Ellis Art Studios
1021 Ellis Street
Kelowna, BC V1Y 1Z3

Please contact Ann Willsie directly for registration :


Mobile: 604-790-6710

Refund & Cancellation Policy:
A supply list will be provided.  You may withdraw 4 weeks prior to the workshop start date and receive a full refund. No refunds will be allowed after this date.

About The Artist

Ann is known for her large-scale panoramic landscapes, florals and rural scenes of Canada. Bold, visible brushstrokes and thick, luscious oil paint are characteristic of her paintings, which have been described as contemporary impressionism. Gnarly old trees with their own linear personalities, grasses shifting in the wind, hidden marshes, - these are some of the subject matters which have inspired Ann’s landscapes.

Her florals portray the exquisite rhythm and flow which are at the root of nature surrounding us. They are larger-than-life, close up and personal , inviting the viewer to immerse themselves in the painting. They are an open invitation into the heart and soul of the natural world, a reminder of the peace and tranquility that exists if we but look for it. 

For the past few years Ann has found new passion in painting outdoors, en plein air. This method of painting stems back to the mid 19th century. She has been involved in major Plein air events in B.C., Alberta, Nova Scotia and Ontario. She has won major awards for her plein air work, including first place at the Elora Plein Air Festival, 2018 in Ontario, and third place in the 2017 Bragg Creek, Alberta Plein Air Festival. She continues to promote Plein Air painting events and workshops throughout Canada. 

Her work is shown in galleries across Canada and held in collections around the world. She is an Associate member of the Federation of Canadian Artists and an Associate Member of the Oil Painters of America.