“Painting Believable Landscapes in Oils & Acrylics” w/ David Marty

DATE/TIME: Sat-Sun / July 9-10 / 10:30am-4:30pm

COST: $225


Do you struggle with making your painting look like something you could walk right into? David will help you develop a better understanding of the basics of oil landscape painting. He will demonstrate step-by-step how to make your painting more believable and give more depth to your painting. He will be sharing simple building blocks of good painting: values, color, edges, contrast, composition and perspective.

The workshop will begin with a short talk and demonstration of how David approaches a painting. Students will spend the remainder of the day painting at their easels with personalized instruction and encouragement. The subject matter will be landscape painting from photographs. Please bring reference material to use during the class.

David will be demonstrating in oils, but students may work in oils or acrylics. Some oil or acrylic painting experience is helpful, however all levels of experience are welcome.


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.  

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill requirements for your class.  Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.   Artspot's Web Site 

Oil Paints Recommended:

  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Cadmium Red Light
  • Alizarin Crimson
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Phthalo Blue or Cerulean Blue
  • Viridian or Phthalo Green
  • Burnt Sienna


  • Zinc White
  • Sap Green
  • Transparent Red Oxide


  • Flats and/or Brights (#4, 6, 8 & 10)
  • Simmons Titanium, Connoisseur B&W, Catalyst Polytip (these are available at ARTspot)
  • Snap Bristol are also available (at ARTspot) as a less expensive option
  • Small round i.e., Prinston Select 2


  • Oil painters: odorless mineral spirits such as Gamsol by Gamblin and an airtight container.
  • Please note, no stinky mediums will be allowed. 
  • Acrylic painters may wish to bring a retarder and glazing medium. 

Palette Knifes

  • 1 1/4", 3" trowel

Canvas Panels

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

Misc. Items

  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic grocery bags for trash
  • Students should also bring their own landscape photos to work from in class.
  • Portable Easel and Palette: Small table top model or free standing model (Cole has a number of these. Call to reserve one.)

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 the day of class. Call ARTspot at 425.640.6408 for this great service. (To ensure your order is filled, please order as early as possible.) We also have a variety of art supplies relevant to your class here at Cole Art Studio.