Mitchell Albala - In Search of Simplified Shapes and Movement (Online); Friday, August 19, 2022

Date: Friday, August 19, 2022
Time: 2:00-3:30PM Pacific Time/5:00-6:30 PM Eastern Time/10:00-11:30 PM London Time
Medium: Any medium

In this  special “double feature” Technique Takeaway, Mitchell will demonstrate two powerful exercises for the landscape painter. The first exercise, on simplification and massing, will show you how to simplify your subjects with a two-step process: applying a limited focus and reducing the composition to 10 shapes or less. The second exercise will show you how to find and “map” pathways of movement in your subjects. These exercises have been game-changers for those in my composition and shape interpretation workshops. Applicable for both studio landscape and plein air work.

Mitchell Albala is a highly respected painter, workshop instructor, and author. His semi-abstract and atmospheric landscapes have been exhibited nationally and are represented in corporate and private collections. He leads painting workshops in the U.S. and has offered plein air adventures in Italy. He is the author of two books: Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice (Watson-Guptill, 2009), which has been the best selling landscape painting book in the nation for 10 years; and The Landscape Painter’s Workbook: Essential Studies in Shape, Composition, and Color (Rockport Publishers, 2021). Mitchell has also lectured on Impressionism and landscape painting at the Seattle Art Museum, and written for “International Artist” and “Artists & Illustrators” magazines. He hosts a popular painting blog, which can be found at his website: mitchalbala.com.

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$40.00

About Our Technique Takeaways: 

  • Discover specific art techniques that you can ‘take away’  from some of your favorite artists and apply to your own work. This one-and-a-half hour presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration by the artists.
  • If you are unable to attend live over Zoom, you will have access to the recording for 60 days. Technique Takeaways are non-refundable.
  • Once you’ve signed up, you will receive the link to the page where you will find the Zoom link, class recording and other important information for this class. You will also receive an email with the Zoom link the night before the class (don’t forget to check your junk folder).
  • You can also access the class by using the online class group. Find out how to access the class group message board here. 
  • To take part, you will need a Zoom enabled computer OR iPad/smart tablet OR smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.