A revision made three years after the finish shows that “a painting answers only to itself.”
Author Mitchell Albala
Mitchell Albala is a Seattle-based painter known for his semi-abstract and atmospheric landscapes. His book, "Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice," is a national bestseller with nearly 40,000 copies in print. Mitchell is also a popular workshop instructor at Gage Academy of Art in Seattle, Pacific Northwest Art School, and Daniel Smith Artist’s Materials. He led painting adventures in Italy in 2015 with Arte Umbria and in 2017 with Winslow Art Center. He has lectured on Impressionism and landscape painting at the Seattle Art Museum and written for International Artist and Artists & Illustrators magazines. His popular painting blog, which serves as a companion to his book, was awarded #12 on feedspot.com’s Top 75 Painting Blogs.
Answers to questions about urban landscape, composition, harmony, and painting sunlight.
Learn how the underpainting color can help support the color direction.
Neutral colors don’t shout as loudly as bright colors, but they are very capable of building harmonious color relationships.
In the second of three articles, the unique dual nature of complementary colors are explored.
In the first of three articles, one of the most effective ways to create unity among colors is explored — analogous harmony.
How do we measure results and the speed of our progress?
In the realm of color, more is not necessarily better. Learn how limiting color choices can produce more harmonious paintings.
The notan is back! Next offering in 2017 at Pacific Northwest Art School