Rugged & Wild Landscapes
w/ Mike Wise

This workshop is full. Please call the gallery to place your name on a waiting list as spots do open up! 425.697.2787

Date/Time: Fri-Sun / Oct 20-22 /
Fri & Sat: 10:30-6:00pm
Sun: 10:30-5:00pm

Cost: $350

Registration:   Sign up online or call the gallery at 425.697.2787

New Location: ArtWorks  in Edmonds - a lovely, large space with plenty of parking places! 200 Dayton St, Edmonds, WA 98020

Rugged and wild, Northwest landscapes, especially those near the coast, provide ranges of color, texture, and atmosphere for painters. From the Sol Duc river to the hauntingly beautiful Cedar Creek river which leads to the ocean, the mood and mystery of the landscape can be captured through lost edges, a cool palette, and a variety of brush and palette knife work.

Join Mike Wise as he shared the secrets of creating paintings with mood and atmosphere. He will cover color mixing, paint application with brushes, knives and silicone shapers, and more!

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

Oil Colors – Good quality professional brand such as Gamblin or M. Graham.
Note: Mike is very excited about M. Graham paints. If you would like them, ARTspot can order them as long as they have ample notice.

Required colors:

  • Mixed White (titanium/zinc)

  • Titanium White

  • Cad Yellow Light

  • Yellow Ochre

  • Cad Red Light

  • Alizarin Crimson

  • Venetian Red

  • Transparent Red Oxide

  • Viridian (if unable to find, substitute Pthalo green)

  • French Ultramarine

  • Manganese Blue or Mang Blue Hue

Suggested, optional colors (Mike uses the rest of these regularly, however not all will be needed for the class):

  • Zinc White and/or Flake White

  • Cad Lemon Yellow

  • Cad Yellow Deep

  • Cad Red Medium

  • Phthalo Emerald

  • Cobalt Blue

  • Dioxonine purple


  • Alykd or other medium such as Galkyd or Neomegilp (note: no stinky mediums or solvents allowed)

  • Odorless Mineral Spirits, such as Gamsol, in cleaning tank

Brushes, etc.

  • 2 Hog Bristle flat brushes in sizes 6 & 8 (these are long-handled brushes)

  • 3 synthetic filbert brushes sizes 4, 6 & 8 (these are also the long-handled brushes)

  • 1 smallish Rigger or liner brush for details (this is a short-handled brush)

  • 2 Painting Knives, small and medium sizes

Panels or stretched canvas:

  • 3 or more good quality canvas panels* in a fine or medium weave - your choice of sizes in this range: 11x14 to 16x20.

IMPORTANT: Make sure your canvases have a good priming - either buy the Source Tek canvas (which are highly pre-primed) or, if you select a different brand, make sure they have an additional coat of gesso for the priming. (Priming allows the paint to adhere to the surface.)

*Note on Mike's choice of Source Tek canvas panels which are available online: These are artist quality linen panels. This superior surface quality is one way that Mike is able to get the results he wants. They are panels, so they have minimal depth of 1/8", which makes them more economical than the thicker panels.)


  • Easel – standing or table. ArtWorks has easels which you can borrow.

  • Paper towels

  • Brush cleaner

  • Surgical or Exam gloves (Mike also uses his fingers to blend with) **We have standard sizes at the Gallery if you don't have gloves available.

  • Reference photos- these need to be large enough to see the details, small 3x5 photos are not suitable. Photos should have an overall strong simple design.

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.