Landscape Painting for Beginners in Oil or Acrylic
w/ David Marty

Date/Time: Sat-Sun / Oct 7-8 / 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

Have you ever wanted to paint but just didn’t know where to start? Then this class is tailored just for you! 

David will teach a simplified approach to painting the landscape by breaking a photo down into basic shapes and values. He will begin demonstrating a painting and then have you follow along with his guidance in a step-by- step approach.  We will use a fairly limited palette and go over the basics of color mixing. David will provide photo reference material but you may bring your own as well.  The class will be a combination of demonstrations and personal instruction as you work on your own painting.  

David will be painting in oils but students may work in oils or acrylics. Acrylic artists are encouraged to use retarding medium and/or mix in open acrylics to extend drying time.

For beginning or inexperienced painters. Don’t be intimidated or put it off any longer! This will be fun and encouraging 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

Portable Easel

  • Small table top model or free standing model (Cole has a few these. Call to reserve one.)


  • Disposable paper palettes or a wood, plastic or glass palette

Paints Recommended

  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Sap Green
  • Viridian
  • Burnt Sienna
  • Or Alternative Oil Paint Set: Georgian Oil Color 10 tube Introduction Set by Daler-Rowney (or equivalent)

Students new to oil painting will find that this introductory set contains the appropriate colors necessary to begin experimenting. The set contains ten tubes of 22ml Georgian oil colors including burnt sienna, cadmium red hue, cadmium yellow hue, crimson alizarin, French ultramarine blue, lamp black, lemon yellow, sap green, titanium white and yellow ochre. Students may, if they prefer, purchase professional brand paints, such as Gamblin or other equivalents, as these will often be required for future classes.


  • Gamsol by Gamblin and an airtight container


  • Flats and/or Brights (#2, 4, 6, 8)
  • (Simmons Titanium, Connoisseur B&W, Catalyst Polytip are available at ARTspot. Snap Bristol also available at ARTspot as a less expensive option)
  • Small Round ie: Princeton Select 2 

Palette Knives

  • 2 knives - 1 1/4” and 3”, trowel shaped 

Canvas Panels

  • Bring 2-3 canvas panels or stretched canvas ranging from 8x10” to 12x16”

Misc. Items

  • Paper towels
  • Plastic grocery bags for trash
  • Acrylic painters: bring a spray water bottle and possibly an extender to slow the paint drying time

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.