Painting Bright Luminous Light in the Landscape with Mike Wise


Registration Deposit: $140
Total cost of Workshop: $420
Dates: Friday, May 31st – Sunday, June 2nd, 2024 (9am-4pm)
Location: Mike Wise’s Studio, 560 Hill Valley Dr, Coupeville

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Deposit: $140 (includes $25 registration)
Balance: $280 (includes $0 materials, due 60 days ahead of workshop)
Total cost of Workshop: $420
Level: Some experience in painting and color mixing is required

For oil and acrylic*

Join Mike Wise in his Whidbey Island studio for an intense information-packed workshop. Mike will demonstrate his painting techniques in oils, from initial concept and block-in, to middle ground modeling and top layer impasto finish work. All workshops follow a similar flow with an equal balance of demonstrations and student painting time. Throughout the course of this workshop, Mike will demonstrate his complete approach to painting, from white canvas to finished picture. Mike will do painting demonstrations in the morning and afternoon each day and will provide plenty of one-on-one instruction with students. He will cover everything from the basics to advanced techniques. Demonstrations will cover values, massing, edges, drawing, paint handling, mediums, tools, supports and anything else that goes into painting.

In addition to the above, this class will have special emphasis on light, most notably sharp contrast, bright, convincing light that falls across the composition. Creating this effect requires control of values and temperatures as light bounces all around in a scene. Students will learn techniques that involve delicate handling of temperatures to create convincing, luminous light. In this class students will explore a variety of ways to handle bright light to help you create convincing effects in your work.

Students will learn:

  • How to control value relationships and temperatures in various lighting conditions
  • How to identify and express the color of light
  • How temperatures of light are represented
  • How reflected light effects a scene
  • Sources of light, primary, secondary, etc.
  • How to identify and express consistent intensity of light

*Acrylic painters should note that Mike paints using oils, however he is very comfortable teaching students who paint with acrylic. While demonstrations are in oil, many of the same principles apply. If you are painting in acrylic, it is up to you to know the specific nuances of your medium.

Student Testimonials:

“Mike is one of the best teachers I have ever had. Not only is he extremely knowledgeable, but he shares all of his experience, tips and techniques with his students. He wants us to be successful artists. His modeling of the steps and phases of painting, his individual feedback, and his genuine appreciation of master artists, are how he has supported me as I am learning, growing, and evolving as an oil painter.”

— Pamela G., Freeland, WA

“Mike Wise’s classes feature expressive use of design, color and brushwork. Lots of individual attention and helpful demos, definitely recommend!”

— June J., Edmonds, WA