Dramatic Landscape and Skies in Acrylic or Oil
w/ Andy Eccleshall

Date/Time: Sat-Sun / October 28-29 / 10:30-4:30 pm

Cost: $250

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

Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020

In this 2-day workshop you will learn to paint dramatic landscapes in combination with awesome cloud formations, as only master-painter Andy Eccleshall can teach it! 

This workshop will still include his trademark skies - his students wouldn't forgive us if that wasn't part of an Andy workshop! - but will focus as much on what he's been painting more of lately: compelling landscape scenery. His recent show at Cole Gallery showcased these landscape pieces, and everyone has been responding with gasps and oooh's and aaaah's to this work. Now is your chance to learn to paint these scenes!

Through demo and lecture, while he is working on a painting of his own, Andy will guide you step by step through the stages of creating these amazing landscape-and-cloud paintings. Andy will supply specific reference photos, which will help you achieve the goal of mastering drama in your landscape. You are welcome to bring your own reference if you would like to work on your own piece on the second day of class.

Supply List:
You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Most items on this list are available at ARTspot. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com


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  • Please allow time in your schedules to base coat your canvases well before class, following the example in the accompanying diagram on the right. Click on the image to enlarge it.
  • If using acrylic, please thin with a little water.
  • It is essential that your canvases are dry before start of class.   

Acrylic or Oil Paint (please use artist-quality paint for best results, not hobby-grade):

Note: If you are going to use oils, it will be important to use a drying medium.

  • Titanium White
  • Prussian blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cerulean Blue or Cerulean Blue Hue
  • Burnt Umber
  • Raw Umber
  • Cad Yellow Medium or Hansa Yellow Medium
  • Cadmium Yellow Light or Hansa Yellow Light
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Sap Green
  • Van Dyke Brown
  • Any other colors you may have


Good quality synthetic brushes in "double sizes". (This means they usually have long handles and the sizes are generally twice as big as short handled brushes, like the type used in watercolor.)

  • 2 medium Flat or Bright brushes, like #6 (these would be from 1/2 - 1"; flats or brights). ARTspot has Princeton 6100 #6 Flat.
  • 2 Large Flat brushes or Filbert brushes for blending the background (about 1 1/2 - 2" or so). ARTspot has Simply Simmons XL #50 Soft Synthetic.
  • Several small round brushes, #4 -#0 (the # 4 is about 1/4" wide).  ARTspot has Princeton 6100 Synthetic Round #2 & #4 and also Princeton “Snap”
  • Plus any other brushes you might have.


  • One or two 18x24-inch or larger canvases. ARTspot has both the 3/4" and 1 1/2" deep profile canvases. (The 2nd canvas is for when you are waiting for the first one to dry, or if you are a fast painter. Make sure they are both prepped.)
  • For oil painters: Odorless mineral spirits, and alkyd drying medium such as Galkyd Light, Solvent Free Galkyd (no Liquin, please). No stinky mediums allowed.
  • Palette to mix paints on (could be a paper palette pad, a traditional palette, or whatever you prefer)
  • Notebook and pens for note-taking
  • Rags or paper towel (Andy likes the blue shop towels)
  • Table or standing easel*
  • Bag for trash
  • Something to bring your paintings home in

Check this out! ARTspot Concierge Service. ARTspot will personally do your shopping for you! They can set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup - they can even deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio before your class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. Note: To ensure your order can be filled, please order as early as possible.