Atmospheric Landscape Painting (five-session workshop)

Paint our park landscape in this easy workshop that teaches how to include the air in your perception of the world. Atmosphere is often overlooked by beginning painters, but it has useful clues that let it replace perspective, or work with it, to enhance the depth of your painted world. Meetings are plein air in selected locations in our beautiful park system. Rain dates will be scheduled, if needed.

Special Notes

This is an in-person, off site course. The instructor will be in touch with you via email to announce the meeting locations. We will practice social distancing during class.

Tuition Assistance is Available

To make our classes and workshops accessible to everyone, Fleisher offers tuition assistance every term so that everyone can join our creative community. We have recently streamlined the application process, making it even quicker and easier. Tuition assistance applications can be completed once registration is open by clicking here. The deadline to apply for fall term assistance is Monday, August 29th. Tuition assistance notifications will be sent by Friday, September 2nd.

What you will learn:

Four ways of painting atmosphere:

  • Indirect painting
  • Direct painting with blending
  • Color control
  • Veilatura (a version of indirect painting applied after a painting is almost finished)

Required supplies:

Your painting kits should be kept pretty light, and I recommend having several surfaces to work on each time, even if you don’t need them.

  • Oil or acrylic colors you should have include:

    • Titanium white
    • Yellow ochre
    • Cadmium yellow light
    • Cadmium red
    • Burnt sienna
    • Ultramarine blue
    • Phthalo blue
    • Viridian green
    • Phthalo green
    • Burnt umber
    • Ivory black
  • Palette knife

  • Brushes: #10 hog’s hair bristle flat, #6 hog’s hair bristle flat, #2 nylon round. A larger set of brushes is recommended.

  • Oil painters need odorless Turpenoid and refined linseed oil, and a couple of small containers for them (usually made of metal with a clip for securing them to a palette.

  • A light aluminum easel, or a French easel, or a portable cigar box kit.

  • Palettes can be a book of paper palettes, or you can tape freezer paper or palette paper to a wooden palette.

  • Acrylic painters will be well advised to invest in a Sta-Wet palette, which will keep their paints workable for days at a time.

  • Water color palettes often come as part of a kit of watercolors, but they can be larger.

  • Paper towels

  • Plastic shopping bags (2) for used paper towels, and another to wrap your brushes in for later washing.

  • Acrylic painters, or water colorists will need a container of water.