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Painting Dramatic Clouds in Oil or Acrylic
w/ David Marty

Date / Time: Saturday-Sunday / October 19-20 / 10:30-4:30

Cost: $275

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 98020Saturday-Sunday / Oct 19-20 / 10:30-4:30

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David will be exploring the fun subject of clouds – one of his favorite things to paint. Clouds aren’t just white and fluffy – they can be alive with colors and with darker shadows. David will share his approach to capturing this beautiful subject matter. He will demo both billowing cumulus clouds as well as dramatic backlit cloud formations, working on composition, mixing colors and brushwork. He will then work with you personally and guide you as you create your own paintings of clouds.

 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. Some painting experience will be helpful, but the workshop is open to all levels.

 Plan on creating two paintings, so bring 2 to 3 medium size panels, ranging from 9x12” to 16x20”.  Dave will provide photo reference material to work from but you may bring your own as well.

 Join us and discover how to portray clouds more convincingly!

Supply List:
Paints: Recommended colors –
Be sure your paints are good quality professional brand such as Gamblin or a similar high-quality artist grade paint.

  • Titanium White

  • Cadmium Yellow Light

  • Cadmium Red Light

  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Ultramarine Blue

  • Cerulean Blue or Phthalo Blue

  • Viridian or Phthalo Green

  • Burnt Sienna

  • Yellow Ochre



  • Grey (Gamblin Portland Grey Medium or similiar)

  • Cadmium Orange

  • Violet

Note for Oil Painters – As an alternative to purchasing individual paints, you can purchase an oil paint set instead, such as the 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.

Mediums – For Oil Painters only (acrylic painters will not need to purchase mediums)
Only odorless Mineral Spirits such as Gamsol by Gamblin and an airtight container

Note: no stinky mediums or solvents allowed, and no Liquin.

Disposable paper palettes or a wood, plastic or glass palette

Portable Easel
Small table top model or free standing model (Cole has a number of these. Call to reserve one.)

Flats and/or Brights - sizes #2, 4, 6, 8
Small Round - #2

Palette Knives
1 small (~1 1/4”)
1 larger (~3”) pointed trowel shaped

Canvas Panels
Bring 2-3 canvas panels or stretched canvas ranging from 9x12” to 16x20”

Misc. Items

• Reference photo if you would like to use your own (please print them out before you come). Dave will also provide photos.

• Portable Easel - Small table top model or free standing model (Cole has a number of these. Call to reserve one.)

• Paper towels

• Plastic bags for trash

• Acrylic painters: bring a spray water bottle and an extender to slow the paint drying time.

Don’t forget something to bring your paintings home in!