Landscape Painting Essentials: From the Inside Out
Mitch Albala, Instructor
Dates July 26-29(Times Below)
Materials Fee: $0
Hours: First three days: 9:30 – 12:30 | 3:30 – 6:30
Last day: 8:00 – 11 am | 3:30 – 6:30
Media: Suitable for oil or acrylic and pastel
Working both in the studio and outdoors, this workshop takes a step-by-step approach to learning the essential concepts of landscape painting. The workshop is structured into two daily sessions. Morning sessions for the first three days take place in the relaxed, controlled setting of the studio, where a key lesson is introduced in the form of an exercise. Then, in the afternoon session, we head outdoors to practice the morning’s lesson live, en plein air. The fourth day is an all plein air day. Topics include site selection and limited focus, composition, simplification and massing, starting a painting with a simple color-based block-in, and color strategies. Enjoy in-class critiques and lots of personalized guidance from the instructor.
Level: This is not a workshop for first-time painters (those who have never painted or mixed color at all), it is ideal for those who want a strong foundation in landscape painting, or for those who want to hone their existing landscape skills.