Landscape Elements Workshop

This Saturday, I’ll be teaching a “Landscape Elements” Workshop at Saratoga Arts, in Saratoga Springs, NY. I believe there are still a few spots available, so if you are local and interested here are the details:

Landscape Elements 
in Oils and/or Pastels

with Takeyce Walter
In this unique workshop, students will tackle landscape elements, which can often be tricky even for veteran artists. Lessons will focus on being selective in compositions and on the fundamentals of designing and painting different types of landscapes and landscape elements, such as aerial perspective and its effects, trees, mountains, reflections on water, etc. Students can work in oils and/or pastels for this workshop. A complete supply list can be found at our website – This workshop is designed for students of all levels and no experience with pastels or oils is required!
Saturday, March 29, 2014: 10am – 4PM
$70 for members / $80 for non-members
To register for this class, please contact Tanya Tobias at 518-584-4132

In preparation, I’ve created some teaching tools in the form of “Do’s and Don’ts” sketches. Here are some examples:




With each of these examples, the sketches on the left I did intentionally what many artist do unintentionally when tackling a landscape. On the right, a few simple fixes make the scenes more convincing and interesting by using atmospheric perspective to add depth and a sense of space. Looking forward to reviewing and discussing these with the class.

Until next time…