“Dramatic Storm Clouds in Oil or Acrylic” w/ Andy Eccleshall

DATE/TIME: Sat–Sun / March 18-19, 2017 / 10:30-4:30pm

COST: $250 Sorry, this class is full

REGISTRATION: Call in, come in, or register online. Scroll to the bottom for online registration. 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 storm clouds! We are talking about those big beautiful thunderheads and colossal cumulus nimbus clouds!

Using a reference image for the first day of class, Andy will lead you through the steps and techniques of capturing these dramatic cloud masses.

For Day Two you are encouraged to bring your own reference, when you'll be working on your own painting with Andy's guidance. Andy will also supply reference for those who want it and will gently guide you as you create your own work of art.

You are encouraged to bring at least two prepared canvases. Details of how to prep your canvases will be included in the supply list.

Note: You can paint in either acrylics or oils.  If you are going to use oils, it will be important to use a drying medium.


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.

  • **Students: 
  • Please allow time in your schedules to base coat your canvases well before class, following the example in the accompanying diagram. 
  • If you are using oil please thin your color with gamsol.
  • 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:
(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
  • Payne’s Grey
  • Cobalt Teal
  • Raw umber
  • Cad Yellow Medium or Hansa Yellow Med.
  • Alizarin Crimson permanent
  • 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 the short handled brushes like those used in watercolor.)

  • Two medium Flat or Bright brushes, like #6 (these would be from 1/2 - 1" flats or brights).
  • Two 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 for a great price.) 
  • Several small round brushes, #4 -#0 (the # 4 is about 1/4" wide). 
  • Plus any other brushes you might have.

 Canvases (make sure all are prepped):

  • 2-3 18x24-inch canvases. ARTspot has both the 3/4" and 1 1/2" deep profile canvases.


  • Reference photo, if desired, for the second day (reference will be supplied for the first day and will be available for the second day if you need it)
  • Table easel or standing easel (Cole has a number of these; call to reserve one)
  • For oil painters: Odorless mineral spirits, and alkyd drying medium such as Galkyd Light, Solvent Free Galkyd – noLiquin please. (Note: no stinky mediums are allowed.)
  • Palette to mix paints on (could be a paper palette pad, a traditional palette or whatever you prefer)
  • Water pot for acrylic painting
  • Notebook and pens for note-taking
  • Rags or paper towel (Andy likes the blue shop towels!) 
  • 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.