Mitchell Albala - Landscape Essentials: Smart Starts - The Power of Underpainting (Online Class Recording)

Date recorded: Friday, February 26, 2021

We spend a great deal of effort finishing a painting, but the success of a painting hinges more on a well thought out start. In this lively 1-½ hour presentation and demonstration, Mitchell Albala will show you how a “smart start” can establish drawing, composition, value, and even general color direction at the outset. Mitchell will cover the traditional monochromatic underpainting and his own 2-color underpainting method, the color notan.  

Mitchell Albala’s teaching résumé includes 20 years at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, as well as Pacific Northwest Art School, Winslow Art Center, Dakota Art, and Daniel Smith Artist’s Materials. He has led painting adventures in Italy three times. Mitchell has lectured on landscape painting and Impressionism at the Seattle Art Museum and is the author of the best-selling book Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice. He also hosts a popular painting blog which was awarded the #12 spot on’s Top 75 Painting Blogs.


There is no Zoom link for this event because you will be given a link to watch the recording of this class original held in February, 2021. You’ll be able watch the recording as many times as you would like for one month.


$40.00 for 1 month

About Our Past 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 recorded presentation will showcase a process that the artist incorporates in their daily art practice.  Instruction will be through a combination of lecture and demonstration. 

You’ll be able watch the recording as many times as you would like for one month. 

A link to the Class Group page, where you will find the recording, will be included in your purchase confirmation and on your purchase confirmation email.  You must be signed in to your Winslow Art Center account to access the recording. (There is no Zoom link for this event as it has already taken place)