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Edmonds, WA

(206) 579 3211

Fine art paintings by Andy Eccleshall.  Paintings inspired by the drama in nature and contrasts in light and form.  Oil and acrylic paintings and murals of landscapes, clouds, atmospheres, and more.

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Workshops

I teach the occasional workshop on my representational style in oil and acrylic -- how to capture the magnitude of atmosphere, the luminosity of light filled clouds, or the calm tranquility of still waters.  If you are interested in having me teach at your workshop or gallery space, please contact me.


"Dramatic Clouds and Subtle Skies" in oil or acrylic
Aug
6
to Aug 7

"Dramatic Clouds and Subtle Skies" in oil or acrylic

DATE/TIME: Sat-Sun / Aug 6-7 / 10:30am-4:30pm

LOCATION: Cole Art Studio located on the lower level of Cole Gallery.  107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds  98020

COST:  $225

REGISTRATION: Register at Cole Art Studio by calling 425.697.2787 or click on button above.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: 

In this 2 day workshop you will learn to paint dramatic clouds and subtle skies.

I will teach and demonstrate by working on a painting of my own, taking you through the stages of creating atmospheric cloud paintings. With my coaching, you will practice and learn various techniques I have developed to achieve certain results. Bring several small canvas boards (see supply list) in addition to your canvases, so that you can practice these new techniques. You will receive individualized attention and instruction with gentle suggestions as you create your own work of art. You will work from references (such as your own photos or mine) and leave with at least one finished piece.  

**Note: You can paint in either acrylics or oils.  If you are going to use oils, it will be important to use a drying medium.**

SUPPLY LIST: 

Students: Please base coat your canvases with a layer of equal parts Payne’s grey/cobalt blue/titanium white. If you are using oil please thin your color with gamsol. If using acrylic please thin with a little water. Please see the accompanying diagram for more information. It is essential that your canvases are dry before start of class. 

 

Acrylic or Oil paint: 

  • Titanium White
  • Prussian blue
  • Cobalt Blue
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Payne’s Grey
  • Burnt umber
  • Raw umber
  • Medium Cad Yellow
  • Cad Red
  • Any other colors you may have

Brushes:

Good quality synthetic brushes in "double sizes". (This means they usually have long handles and the sizes are generally twice as big as short handled brushes, like the type used in watercolor.)

  • Two medium Flat or Bright brushes, like #6 (these would be from 1/2 - 1" flats or brights).
  • Two Large Flat brushes or Filbert brushes for blending the background, about 1 1/2 - 2" or so.  (ARTspot has Simply Simmons XL #50 Soft Synthetic $16.99.  An amazing big brush for an even more amazing price!!)
  • Several small round brushes, #4 -#0 (the # 4 is about 1/4" wide). 
  • Plus any other brushes you might have. 

Canvases:

  • 2-3 18x24-inch or larger canvases. ARTspot has both the 3/4" and 1 1/2" deep profile canvases.
  • 4-5 inexpensive, small (8x12 or smaller) canvas boards, or canvas pad with at least 4-5 sheets, for practicing techniques

Other:

  • A table easel or a standing easel (Cole has a number of these, call to reserve)
  • Reference photo, if desired (reference will be supplied if you have none)
  • For oil painters: Odorless mineral spirits, and drying medium, Galkyd Light (Note: no stinky mediums allowed)
  • Palette to mix paints on (could be a paper palette pad, a traditional palette or whatever you prefer)
  • Notebook and pens for note-taking
  • Water pot
  • Rags or paper towel (I like the blue shop towels!) 
  • Bag for trash
  • Something to bring your paintings home in

You can purchase your quality art supplies at ARTspot! Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class.  Artspot's Web Site

Questions about these supplies? ARTspot staff are happy to help you. Call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com.

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"Misty Mornings: The Power of Dramatic Atmosphere"
Mar
12
to Mar 13

"Misty Mornings: The Power of Dramatic Atmosphere"

DATE/TIME: March 12-13 (Sat/Sun) /  10:30am-4:30pm

WHERE: Cole Art Studio

COST: $225

DESCRIPTION:

In this 2-day workshop, you will learn how to paint maximum atmosphere. I will teach you what to put into the painting and - just as important - what to leave out. With a combination of lecture, demos, and hands-on individualized teaching, I will show you my techniques, tips, and tricks. I will guide you as you work on your own canvases over the two days, and you'll leave with a finished atmospheric piece of your very own!

SUPPLY LIST:

**Students: Please base coat your canvases with a layer of equal parts Payne’s grey/cobalt blue/titanium white. If you are using oil please thin your color with gamsol. If using acrylic please thin with a little water. It is essential that your canvases are dry before start of class.

Acrylic or Oil paint:

  • Titanium White
  • Prussian blue
  • Payne’s Grey
  • Burnt umber
  • Raw umber
  • Yellow Ochre
  • Indian Red
  • Cerulean Blue
  • Any other colors you may have

NOTE: Oil painters will need odorless mineral spirits, such as gamsol, galkyd light (or other preferred glazing/drying medium). Please note, no stinky mediums will be allowed. Acrylic painters may wish to bring a retarder and glazing medium. 

Brushes (I prefer to use inexpensive synthetic long-handled brushes such as white nylon):

  • One medium Flat or Bright brush, like#6 (long-handled, this will mean #6 will be about ½” wide)
  • Two Large Flat brushes for blending the background (about 1-2”)
  • Several small round brushes, #4-#0 (again, long-handled, not watercolor size brushes)
  • Plus any other brushes you might have.

Other:

  • Table or standing easel (Cole has about 6 easels; call ahead to reserve one)
  • A 24x24-inch or larger canvas 
  • Palette to mix paints on (could be a paper palette pad, a traditional palette or whatever you prefer)
  • Containers for your mediums and brush cleaners
  • Notebook and pens for note-taking
  • Rags or paper towel (I like the blue shop towels)
  • Something to bring your wet paintings home in (cardboard box, etc.)

***Registered students receive a 10% discount on all their art supplies from the time of paid registration until the last day of class at ARTspot in Edmonds. Most items on this list are available at there. Please let their staff advise you about appropriate art materials to fulfill  requirements for your class. You can call 425-640-6408 or email at ARTspotEdmonds@gmail.com. They can also set aside the materials you need, ready for pickup or deliver your supplies to Cole Art Studio the day of class.

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"Atmospheric Landscapes in Acrylic or Oil"
Jan
16
to Jan 17

"Atmospheric Landscapes in Acrylic or Oil"

TIME: 10:30am-4:30pm both days    

COST:  $225

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:
 
In this 2 day workshop you will have the opportunity to learn to paint a landscape full of atmosphere whether it's a foggy river scene, a dramatically sunlit evening, or a sweeping vista where you can see layer upon layer of mountain ranges.

You will be taught about aerial perspective and how to create a sense of depth in landscape paintings.  You may paint from your own reference or from one that I bring.  In two days you will leave with a great masterpiece of your own in oil or acrylic.  (If you are going to use oils, it will be important to use a drying medium.) 

Sign up today! - Supply List Coming Soon.

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"Dramatic Skies with Landscapes" - in acrylic or oil
Mar
28
to Mar 29

"Dramatic Skies with Landscapes" - in acrylic or oil

10:30am-4:30pm both days

COST:  $225  - WAIT LIST ONLY

REGISTRATION: Register at www.coleartstudio.com or call 425.697.2787  

LOCATION:  Cole Art Studio located on the lower level of Cole Gallery.  107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds  98020

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: 
One More Spot!

In this 2-day workshop, I will take you through the stages of creating atmospheric cloud and landscape paintings.  You’ll leave on Sunday with a finished masterpiece of your own!  While I work on a painting of my own, I will take you through the stages of creating these beautiful atmospheric cloud paintings. Work from references (such as your own photos or mine) and leave with a finished piece!  (click on the image to the left for the full supply list).

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"Birch Trees in the Snow"
Dec
6
to Dec 7

"Birch Trees in the Snow"

DATE/TIME:  Saturday & Sunday December 6-7  10:30-4:30

COST:  $225

REGISTRATION:  Register at www.coleartstudio.com or call  425.697.2787

LOCATION:  Cole Art Studio located on the lower level of Cole Gallery.  107 5th Ave. S., Edmonds  98020

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION:  

Create a festive winter wonderland in time for the holidays. I will show you how to paint a snowy winter birch tree scene full of frosty atmosphere. The class will be a combination of demonstration and instruction and will end with a critique of the work created in the workshop. 

No matter what your level in acrylics or oils - you can create a masterpiece! 

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