Atmospheric Landscapes with Colorful Clouds and Skies in Oil
w/ Jeff White

Date/ Time : Friday-Sunday, June 28, 29, 30 / 10:30-4:30

Cost: $365

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

Location: Cole Art Studio in the downstairs of Cole Gallery.  107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds

Landscapes are a powerful metaphor to express emotion in your art.  And understanding how to use color as you oil paint a landscape is so important to be able to communicate that emotion.

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Acclaimed Portland artist, Jeff White paints in the romantic expressionist style, and is known for his magnificent, luminous landscapes and clouds that can be ethereal, brooding or tempestuous. With Jeff’s guidance, you will learn to free yourself so you can paint from the intuitive side of your brain, creating paintings that capture the essence of the spirit within you.  Along with teaching composition, color theory and atmosphere, Jeff will lead his students into the journey of painting and the joy of artful expression.

 From the underpainting to the finished product, Jeff will guide students in a step by step process to painting in smooth, colorful layers which create glowing mood and atmosphere. He will do demos so you can understand his process, from blocking in to the final strokes.

Perfect for advanced beginners to intermediate painters, students will learn Jeff’s techniques for creating colorful, powerful skies and landscapes.  Jeff’s warm and encouraging style of teaching is sought out throughout the Northwest.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn with one of the best!

 For advanced beginners and intermediate oil painting students.  

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Supply List:

Canvases: 2 smaller (12x12 or similar), or 1 med (16x20 - 18x24) 

 **IMPORTANT: Students: allow time to base coat your canvases in a neutral grey base coat (Jeff uses Burnt umber and Ultramarine blue – just a very light wash to get rid of the white)

Brushes: an assortment of bristle and synthetic

  • ½” chisel brush

  • ¼” flat synthetic

  • 1” flat synthetic

  • 1 ½” bristle brush – an inexpensive flat brush from a hardware store is fine

 Oil paints: (Note: Cole highly recommends artist-quality paints, such as Gamblin. Student-grade paints will likely leave you frustrated with muddy colors, whereas high quality pigments will help you get where you want to go! Also, they will usually be required in future classes.)

  • Cad yellow med

  • Indian yellow (transparent) – Winsor Newton

  • Naples yellow light

  • Cad red light

  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Prussian blue

  • Cerulean blue

  • Ultramarine blue

  • Yellow Ochre

  • Burnt sienna

  • Burnt umber

  • Titanium white

  • Ivory black

  • Plus any other favorite colors you have

 Mediums and thinners

Odorless mineral spirits, such as gamsol, galkyd light (or other preferred glazing/drying medium).
Please note, no stinky mediums or Liquin will be allowed.

Containers with airtight lids for your mediums and brush cleaners

 Table or standing easel (Cole has a number of these; call to reserve one)

 Other Items:

Pencil and small sketch pad or paper for thumbnails
Palette to mix paints on (could be a paper palette pad, a traditional palette, glass, or whatever you prefer)
Rags or paper towel (such as blue shop towels)
Plastic bag for your garbage

Reference photos:  if you have a photo or a scene you are passionate about and want to paint, you can bring that, or you can use Jeff’s material