Color and the Landscape
With Claire Haik

March 16–17, 2024

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Color and the Landscape
w/Claire Haik
March 16 & 17
10:00 am – 4:00 pm
In this workshop, you’ll learn how to use color for emotional impact and scenic clarity in your own landscape paintings. We’ll see how color works in both realistic and expressive landscapes throughout art history, and learn how to apply those lessons in our own paintings.
Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, this workshop will give you an opportunity to slow down and explore color from a new angle. We will discuss how color is used to create depth, atmosphere, and mood in a painting. We will explore how the color of the sky disperses itself throughout a landscape unifying and harmonizing everything you see.
Students will work from photographs in the studio to create small paintings using a limited number of tubed colors. This simplified approach is a great way to learn how to mix and use color effectively and will help you learn to create subtle and sophisticated color worlds.
Suitable for anyone excited about slowing down and mixing intentional colors. Students are welcome to work in oil, acrylic, or gauche.
Materials List
This class is all about experimenting with color. Feel free to bring your preferred colors and pre-mixed secondary colors. Just bring a selection to experiment with!
I often use the colors below, but they are not required.
Titanium White (Opaque White)
Cadmium Yellow Light (Cool Yellow)
Cadmium Yellow Deep (Cool Yellow)
Yellow Ocher (Earth Yellow)
Ultramarine Blue (Warm Blue)
Cerulean Blue (Cool Blue)
Prussian Blue (Transparent Blue, Optional)
Ivory or Mars Black (Earth Blue, Optional)
Cadmium Red Medium (Warm Red)
Alizarin Crimson (Cool Red)
Burnt Sienna (Transparent Earth Red)
Selection of Flats, Rounds, and Filberts in different Sizes
Palette Knife
Printed Photographs to draw and paint from
Pallet Paper
Small Canvas Pad or Other Painting Support