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2-DAY WORKSHOP: Landscape Painting Power Steps with Author and Landscape Painter MITCHELL ALBALA. Nov 4-5, 2017 9:30am-4:30pm

(Oil or Acrylic)

with Author and Landscape Painter

Saturday, October 14, 2017
1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

001 901 440

November 4-5, 2017

9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Register at 206-223-9599

Landscape painting can seem like an daunting process, requiring a variety of skills and a series of steps that must be done in the right order. In this concise but comprehensive workshop, landscape painter and author Mitchell Albala will guide you through each of the main steps, breaking down the process into manageable parts. You will develop a single painting, from start to finish, using the approach Mitchell teaches in his book, Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice.

The workshop will cover site selection and the requirements subjects must have in order to translate well into a painting; how to compose using a limited focus; the importance of simplified shapes and masses; compositional thumbnails; how to start a painting using a shape- and value-oriented approach; color strategies; and the benefits of limited palettes.

This workshop is ideal for those who have not been exposed to Mitchell’s approach, or those who want to paint under his guidance for the weekend.

Level: This workshop is not suitable for first-time painters, but is ideally suited for plein air or studio landscape painters who want to strengthen their skills in landscape.

Mitchell Albala is the author of Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice a national bestseller with over 35,000 copies in print. His semi-abstract and atmospheric landscapes have been exhibited nationally and in Seattle at Lisa Harris Gallery. He is also a popular workshop instructor at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Pacific Northwest Art School, and Winslow Art Center. He has lectured on Impressionism and landscape painting at the Seattle Art Museum and written for "International Artist" and "Artists & Illustrators" magazines. His popular painting blog  which serves as a companion to his book, was awarded #12 on’s Top 75 Painting Blogs. See more of his work at his website:

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