Keys to Atmosphere: Building Mystery and Mood in Landscapes with Mitch Albala


Registration Deposit: $140
Total cost of Workshop: $400
Dates: Saturday, June 8th – Sunday, June 9th, 2024 (9am-4pm)

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Deposit: $140 (includes $25 registration)
Balance: $260 (due 60 days ahead of workshop)
Total cost of Workshop: $400

Atmosphere is a quality unique to the landscape. In our paintings, it is one of the most effective ways to suggest mood and mystery, as well as depth. Suggesting atmosphere requires sensitivity to, and control of three factors: values, colors, and edges. Through a series of presentations, demonstrations, and your own painting, Mitchell will walk you through all the strategies for building atmosphere.

• Learn how to work within the narrower range of values used in atmospheric painting

• In atmospheric paintings, color tends to be very cohesive, often ruled by a dominant hue. How does this work?

• Sharp edges work against the suggestion of atmosphere and depth. Learn the importance of edge control.

• How do you select suitable reference photos for atmospheric paintings?

Level: Intermediate to advanced. This is not a workshop for first-time painters, those who don’t have a command of value, or have not painted or mixed color at all. However, it is ideally suited for intermediate to advanced painters who want to better understand how to create and control atmosphere in their landscapes.

Medium: There won’t be time to offer specific instruction on how to work with your chosen medium, so the expectation is that you have facility in whatever medium you are working in. Acrylic painters should know how to manage its rapid drying time, how to blend with glazing and/or scumbling, and have a Sta-Wet palette and know how to use it.

for oil, acrylic, pastel, and watercolor painters