Mountain and Forest Landscapes in Acrylic

upcoming workshop dates:

1/28-2/25 2023 (online) $210*
(5 Saturday mornings 10:30am-12:30pm PST max of 20 students)
Register for this workshop

Learn specific painting techniques to enable you to paint the golden hills of California to the gentle mountains and forests of the Northwest. In this workshop, you will learn how to:

• Mix and paint subtle colors for landscapes
• Apply different brushstrokes to describe a variety of textures for mountains, foliage, grasses, and water
• Apply different sequences of opaque and transparent layering
• Create dramatic compositions using simple rules
• Enhance colors to create a more dynamic painting while retaining the authenticity of a realist painting

We will also examine painting movements and famous artists from the past, like the Hudson River School, Tonalism, John Constable, John Singer Sargent, and Andrew Wyeth to help us understand how to paint landscapes more effectively in technique and spirit. We will produce 3 paintings in this workshop. You can create paintings using the same references as Wayne’s demo or create paintings from your own references.

Both online and in person workshops will include painting demos, student work feedback sessions, slideshow presentations, and eye training exercises. These combinations of activities are designed to help refine your painting techniques and observation skills. Photo references will be provided for all painting assignments. Students are welcome to bring their own photo references for their own paintings.

In person workshops will have extended painting sessions. During these sessions, students will get one-on-one mentoring from Wayne.

Online workshop students will have access to download a video file of the painting demo to refer to so they can paint along at home at their own pace. There will be critiques at the beginning of some of the classes.

Online workshop students are responsible for knowing how to:

Workshop level: upper beginner to intermediate

Materials list


Sample paintings from this workshop