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Begins June 17, 2015. Includes seven nights, accommodations, meals, and 5-½ days of instruction.

Study Landscape Painting with Mitchell Albala in Umbria, Italy – June 2015

Begins June 17, 2015. Includes seven nights, accommodations, meals, and 5-½ days of instruction.

Reflections on the meaning behind the recent works.

Video: The “Acceptance” Series as Commentary on Human Consciousness

Reflections on the meaning behind the recent works.

"It's beauty to ease the horror, and horror to make the beauty unsettling."

Reviews: Albala’s Acceptance Exhibit Takes a “Dark Turn” and “Transcends Painterly Realism”

“It’s beauty to ease the horror, and horror to make the beauty unsettling.”

Referencing photographs too closely can be hazardous to you work. Here are strategies to overcome the tyranny of the photo reference.

Using Photographs Like an Artist

Referencing photographs too closely can be hazardous to you work. Here are strategies to overcome the tyranny of the photo reference.

Introducing a new series — with a few strokes of philosophical commentary.

Azure and Asphalt Series with Commentary: Ownership of Style and the Meaning of Originality

Introducing a new series — with a few strokes of philosophical commentary.

The brilliance of a color does not occur independent of its value. With a “color-priority” system, Impressionists allowed colors to retain their intrinsic color identity.

The Affect of Value on Color Identity in Impressionist Painting

The brilliance of a color does not occur independent of its value. With a “color-priority” system, Impressionists allowed colors to retain their intrinsic color identity.

In plein air we attempt a form of direct translation. In the studio, we may recall our observations of nature, but are freer to be inventive with color.

Ways of Interpreting Color: In the Studio vs. Plein Air

In plein air we attempt a form of direct translation. In the studio, we may recall our observations of nature, but are freer to be inventive with color.

What can we learn from some rare footage of Monet painting?

Playing Studio Detective with a Film of Monet Painting at Giverny

What can we learn from some rare footage of Monet painting?

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Mitchell Albala pays tribute with a series of rarely seen works, inspired by views from the top of the Twin Towers

9/11 Memorial – Paintings from Views Atop the Trade Centers

On the 10th anniversary of 9/11, Mitchell Albala pays tribute with a series of rarely seen works, inspired by views from the top of the Twin Towers

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