Jane Corsellis: Landscape in Oils
(DVD) BY APV films 60min
This is not simply a DVD review, but also an encouragement to readers to have a closer look at the art of Jane Corsellis. An accomplished English artist with significant achievements in her art career. More importantly for my rather selfish interests Jane Corsellis has a wonderfully free painting technique that influences me at least in approach if not in execution. Her free technique is not haphazard though - this DVD does show that her paintings are carefully composed and thought out yet a lively energy is maintained in her brushstrokes.
This DVD illustrates Corsellis's oil painting on location in Brittany and in Wales. Her process and methodology are shown in detail and it is a rare insight into a master painter's world. Corsellis enjoys travel and her paintings depict scenes from many parts of the world, not just the UK. However this DVD does also show that we need not fear the weather. She works in all types of weather and it reminds me how spoilt we are for good weather in South Africa.
I am very much a fan of outdoor painting for its spontaneous colour and light. Corsellis uses outdoor painting extensively to back up her studio work and as an end in itself. Her style makes use of glazes to build up layers in an impressionist approach. Responding to light and landscape in an energetic manner without fussy details reminds us that so much can be said if we render shapes accurately. Colour is depicted with emphasis on values and shapes rather than details that can distract or make a painting seem stilted.
More of Corsellis's works can be seen at www.newenglishartclub.co.uk.
If you are interested in a copy of her DVD, Landscapes in Oils or Coastal Watercolours please contact me. The DVD retails for R285.00 EXCL Delivery.
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