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Reimagining the Landscape - 1 Day Workshop (FULL)

  • 250 Anderson Street Portland, ME, 04101 United States (map)
Reimagining The Landscape
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This workshop will help you loosen up and experiment with new approaches to abstract or semi-abstract landscape painting. All work will be done in the studio using photographs as reference. 

  • learn new strategies of editing, abstraction, and bold paint application
  • watch demonstrations to help you get started
  • have plenty of time to paint and try different techniques
  • leave with several small completed paintings

Instruction will be accessible to both newer and more experienced painters. Ages 15 and up. Bring a few images to work from or choose from a selection at the studio. Canvas will be provided.  

Supply list below. Those without supplies may borrow them from the studio for a $15 fee. Spots are not reserved until payment has been received. 

*This class requires 5 students to run, with a maximum of 9 students. Please sign up as far in advance as possible to help ensure that the class runs and that your spot is reserved. 

Workshop Policies


Acrylic* Paint: (suggested palette, but bring what you have)

  • Titanium White
  • 1 Cool Yellow: Cadmium Primrose, Hansa yellow light, Cadmium lemon or Lemon yellow
  • 1 Warm Yellow: Cadmium yellow deep/dark, cadmium yellow medium
  • 1 Warm Red: Cadmium red light 
  • 1 Cool Red: Quinacridone magenta or Quinacridone red
  • 1 Warm Blue: Ultramarine blue
  • 1 Cool Blue: Cerulean blue, manganese blue, or phthalo blue

Recommended acrylic brands: Golden Heavy Body, Utrecht Artist Paints, Winsor & Newton Artist Paints. NO Student grade paints (they will only cause frustration). 

Brushes: Please bring a small selection of brushes (4-6) in good condition. Bigger brushes encouraged, no tiny brushes.

Palette knife approx. 3” diamond or teardrop shape. Metal, not plastic.

Palette of your choice (at least 9x12). I suggest 9x12 disposable paper sheets.

Water container (a wide-mouthed salsa jar is fine)

Rags or Paper Towels. Many painters prefer the blue shop towels found in the auto section of hardware stores. 

Pencil and kneaded or rubber eraser

Notebook (optional)

Canvas will be provided. 

*Those who prefer oil paints may use them. The demonstrations will be in acrylic, but the exercises will translate in either medium. Please bring only linseed oil and/or Gamsol odorless mineral spirits (no liquin or other toxic or smelly mediums), and a way to transport wet paintings.

If you have any questions about the workshop or the supply list please contact me

Examples from previous workshops...

Later Event: April 8
Tiny Paintings Workshop