Friday Night Club February 8, 2019 – John Hood

(Submitted by Ingrid Mueller)

Award winning artist, John Hood has a BFA from Concordia and spawned from creative parentage.  His experience spans years as a muralist and has paid his bills as a property manager but in 2017 he made the leap to practice as a full time easel artist.

John’s intense knowledge of the mechanics of oil painting and his eloquent delivery made for an evening of intense Q & A while he demonstrated working up a tonal under painting in oils on a toned ground.

John did a demo for us using a photographic reference as a master image. It was a half tone (not full colour) –  an “imprimatur” – a monochromatic underpainting as a preparation for a developed work in colour.