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Mastering the Elements of the Landscape: Skyscapes in Oil

Mastering the Elements of the Landscape: Skyscapes in Oil

Tuesdays, April 2 - 23 
9 am - noon

In order to paint the landscape well, the artist must understand the light that fills it and how it affects the appearance of it.  This class will focus on the painting various types of skies and clouds, the source of that light. Students who have taken the Landscape Basics class will benefit, but it is not a prerequisite. Students will learn why the sky is blue and why that matters when painting the landscape, how to paint different types of clouds in a variety of lighting situations and how clouds affect light and add drama and interest to an otherwise ordinary scene.

Tuesdays, April 2 – 23 
9 am – noon

Instructor: Mike Callahan
Ages: Adult (16+) | All Levels

Supply list: Show email confirmation at Nevada Fine Arts for 10% discount.  

  • Paint: M. Graham brand, Zinc White (37ml), Titanium White (37ml) Hansa Yellow (37ml), Quinacridone Rose (37 ml), Phthalocyanine Blue (37ml)
  • Thinner: Weber Turpenoid (pint) or similar artist’s grade odorless mineral spirits 
  • Medium: M. Graham Walnut Oil (4oz), Silicoil cleaning jar or other small glass jar with sealable lid (for thinner), Small can such as olive can (for medium) 
  • Brushes: Synthetic Brights OR 
  • Filberts: Silverbrush Bristlon #2, #4, and #10 Or Connoisseur Pure Synthetic, #2, #4, and #10 Or any quality hog bristle in those sizes if the student already owns their own brushes.
  • Painting or Palette knife: (steel, NOT plastic)
  • Disposable Palette: New Wave Disposable Palette (grey) or similar,
  • Brush Cleaner: The Masters Brush Cleaner and Preserver
  •  Canvas or Panels: 4-canvas panels or stretched canvases 9”x12”, 11”x14” OR 12”x16”,
  • Paper towels (i.e. Viva or Blue Shop Towels)
  • Nitrile gloves.
April 2, 2024 9 am – noon