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The Power of Color, Light and Sky in Oil Landscapes
w/ Mike Wise

Date/Time: Friday - Sunday / October 4-6 / 10:30-5:30

Cost: $395

Registration: Call in, come in, or register online. 425.697.2787

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Location: Cole Art Studio, located on the lower level of Cole Gallery. 107 5th Ave S, Edmonds WA 98020

Description: Storms on the horizon, brilliant light shining through dark clouds, colorful sunsets and twilight skies reflecting in flooded fields...these are all elements that take average paintings from good to great. Join nationally renowned impressionist painter Mike Wise as he guides his students in creating bold, powerful paintings using simple techniques.


 In this three-day workshop, you will learn step by step from block-in to finishing touches, how to create dynamic landscape paintings.  Through demo and discussion, practice and experimentation, along with Mike’s individualized approach to composition, brushwork and color harmony, Mike will share the secrets of how to develop landscape paintings that bring in elements of drama and mood through the use of color and value with exciting skies and atmospheric light effects.

 Mike's students continually comment that he is always one of the best instructors they have ever taken classes from. His generous, encouraging, instructive and thorough approach leave each student with newfound skills and confidence from where they launch their art to higher levels. Mike will teach students how to complete their work using an assortment of paint application techniques such as palette knife, towels, brayers, fingers, and brushes for both dynamic and subtle artistic emphasis.  Mike will also demonstrate and teach layering, both wet into wet and wet over dry, as well as more exaggerated techniques for dramatic effects.


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

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Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.

Oil Colors – Good quality professional brand such as Gamblin
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

Alkyd 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: these are artist quality linen panels. This superior surface quality is one way that Mike is able to get the results he wants. (We have worked with ARTspot on this, and they have Source Tek canvas panels in a variety of sizes on a special 20% off right now for this workshop. They are panels, so they have minimal depth of 1/8", which makes them more economical than the thicker panels.)

Easel – standing or table. The studio has a few people can borrow. Call Cole Gallery ahead to reserve. 425.697.2787
Palette - paper palettes are discouraged, as they can be difficult to use, versus a hard, smooth surface such as glass or wood
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 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.