The Landscape Painter’s Workbook: Essential Studies in Shape, Composition, and Color (For Artists) Paperback – November 30, 2021 by Mitchell Albala

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{176 pages}

PUB :November 30, 2021


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Author: Albala Mitchell

Edition: Workbook

Package Dimensions: 0x0x505

Number Of Pages: 176

Release Date: 30-11-2021

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The Landscape Painter’s Workbook is the definitive hands-on guide to the time-honored techniques and essential elements of landscape painting.

Written by celebrated landscape artist, instructor, and author Mitchell Albala, this
richly informative and
beautifully illustrated volume leads you step by step through his approach to the genre, from establishing a composition using basic shapes to applying time-tested color strategies, with all-new
practical exercises, and
special topics, including:

The Complete Color Strategy. What are the three aspects of color contrast that guide a painting’s strategy?
Notan. Explore this special type of compositional study, which identifies the underlying shapes and patterns of a composition.
Picture Formats. How does the picture format—horizontal, vertical, or square—affect the composition? What are the pros and cons of each?
Color Grouping. A full chapter details this special practice, which helps maintain harmony by organizing colors into a limited number of groups.
Composition. An in-depth review of variation, movement, and active negative space, with illustrations that diagram the action in each example.
Workshop Exercises. Instead of demonstrations that show how the author paints, The Landscape Painter’s Workbook includes 10 skill-building workshop exercises to help you work through essential lessons on your own.
examples of work by 45 contemporary landscape painters—more than 80 paintings in all—​in
pastel, and
watercolor, the lessons are suitable for all mediums. Each painting is thoroughly analyzed in terms of shape, composition, or color, with supporting diagrams, thumbnails, and photographs.

The Landscape Painter’s Workbook inspires and informs all artists, from aspiring to accomplished, on how to
successfully portray the majesty and subtlety of the natural world.

For Artists series expertly guides and instructs artists at all skill levels who want to develop their classical drawing and painting skills and create realistic and representational art.

About the Author

Mitchell Albala, whose semi-abstract and atmospheric landscapes have been exhibited nationally, is the author of two books: The Landscape Painter’s Workbook: Essential Studies in Shape, Composition, and Color (Rockport Publishers) and Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice (Watson-Guptill), a leading title on the subject since it was published in 2009. In addition to leading plein air workshops in Italy, Albala is also a popular workshop instructor in the Pacific Northwest and has lectured on Impressionism and landscape painting at the Seattle Art Museum. He has written for International Artist and Artists & Illustrators magazines, and his work was profiled in the French Arts magazine Practique des Arts. His popular painting blog holds a top spot on’s “Top 80 Websites & Blogs for Painters.” His paintings, workshops, and blog can be found on his website He lives in Seattle, Washington.

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