Details for "Master's Palette with Maria Josenhans"

Master's Palette

with Maria Josenhans


All levels are welcome 

(Oils and acrylics - demo will be in oils)







Friday, January 15 - Sunday, January 17, 2021 

9:30 - 3:30 all days 






In your own home or studio!!  via ZOOM



  Note: there will be an hour's break in the middle of each day to either have lunch or a screen break, or continue to work.  Maria will be available during that time.




Course Description


Utilizing three different limited palettes based on the colours available to artists at different times in history (Classical, Impressionist, Modern), participants will hone their colour mixing skills as they push the boundaries of the pigments to create an image. Working small (approximately 8x10 or 9x12) and alla prima, participants will create a painting each day using a different palette while working from their same photo reference. This is an excellent way to practice seeing and mixing colour according to value and colour temperature, and to begin to understand the practical benefits of a limited palette to support the story of your painting. As I am primarily a landscape painter, this course is geared towards landscape and working with oils (acrylic is also acceptable however please be aware that I will only be demoing in oils). There will be demos and group discussion each day as we share the work of participants.     






Materials List



Oil colours (Gamblin suggested, but any artist/professional grade paint is acceptable)

Same colors for Acrylics (Golden and/or Liquitex preferred)


-Titanium White
-Yellow Ochre

-Burnt Sienna

-Ivory Black

-Cadmium Yellow Medium (genuine)

-Cadmium Red Medium (genuine)

-Cobalt Blue (genuine)

-Hansa Yellow Light

-Napthol Red

-Phthalo Blue


Odorless Mineral Spirits (for oil painters) 

Retarder (for acrylic painters)

Three substrates of the same size, panels or stretched canvas (I suggest a size between 8x8 and 9x12) Whatever you feel comfortable finishing in a short day.

Additionally, three (inexpensive) substrates, approx 8x10 or 9x12 – I recommend the Canson Plein Air Canva Boards that come in a pad and are available at Opus. They do not need to be gessoed, are ready to use and good for both oil and acrylic.

Bristle brushes (for Oil painters) Synthetic brushes (for Acrylic painters) A variety of sizes from 2-8. (I use mostly flats and filberts but please use whatever shape brush you are comfortable with.)

Palette knife

Color wheel (small Pocket Color Wheel)

View Catcher

Sketch pad and Sharpie (black fine point)

Optional: medium such as Galkyd, Liquin or solvent free liquid or gel (for oil painters) 




Maria Josenhans: Bio


A passionate landscape painter, Maria Josenhans creates oil paintings both outdoors on location and in her North Vancouver studio. As an artist for nearly four decades, Maria's work plays back and forth between representational and abstract as she allows each painting to find its own unique path. Her career has been shaped by long periods of immersion in large format photography, working as an illustrator; training, competing and adjudicating Highland dance; teaching; and travelling the world by bicycle. Maria holds a BFA with Honours from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA, has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants, holds Senior Signature Status (SFCA) with the Federation of Canadian Artists, is a member of the Oil Painters of America, and continues to take part in Invitational Plein Air events both nationally and abroad. Her work is represented by: The Avenue Gallery, Victoria, and Art Interiors, Toronto.       






Cancellation Policy:


If you are unable to attend a workshop, refunds are not issuedbut you may find another person to take your place.


Only if the workshop is full and there is a willing replacement on the Waitlist, you can cancel through Kolina Logan ( in which case a refund will be issued.


No refunds will be issued within 24 hours of the workshop start time.  NSAG reserves the right to cancel the course.


Cost & Status

  • CAN$257.00
  • CAN$321.25 with Non NSAG Member Workshop Fee
Spots Available:
1 spots available
Registration Open Since:
2020-12-10 08:00:00
Registration Closed Since:
2021-01-14 17:00:00
You can not currently sign up for this course!