New Mexico Art League
                  Art School ∙ Gallery 



Painting the Clouds and Sky in the Landscape with Jeff Otis (Fridays)

  • 06/12/2020
  • 07/31/2020
  • 8 sessions
  • 06/12/2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • 06/19/2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • 06/26/2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/03/2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/10/2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/17/2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/24/2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • 07/31/2020, 1:00 PM 3:00 PM (MDT)
  • Online Zoom class
  • 3


This class will be conducted online as a Zoom meeting! Join Jeff online as he works from his home studio where he will demonstrate and lecture the first hour and look at student's work offering guidance and critique for the second hour. Jeff will also be in contact with students via email. This class will focus predominantly on clouds and skies in the landscape. The principles of composition, color temperature, shadows, brush strokes, thickness of paint, edges, philosophies of painting and centers of interest will be incorporated. You will learn why the sky is blue, why sunsets orange and yellow, how shadows take on certain hues, how to capture atmospheric perspective, and how to paint different types of clouds with an understanding of how they form.  You will also learn how to do more than render the landscape and how to catch the viewer's eye.  Interspersed will be lessons on how to avoid muddy colors, how to maximize the impact of the colors you use and which combinations of color please the eye. We will also explore the techniques of alla prima, multi-step painting, realism and impressionism. This course will be flexible and tailored to the students needs.  Instruction will be constructive and positive at the level you are comfortable with whether you are a beginner or professional. The goal is for every student to deepen his or her knowledge about painting while enjoying the learning process. Expect to have fun. Expect to increase your love of painting.  Plan on producing works you will be proud of.

Please sign up early; class size is limited.

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Hours: 10 am to 4 pm Tuesday - Saturday  505-293-5034

3409 Juan Tabo Boulevard NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87111     Map It  

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