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3 Day Workshop, May 7 - 9, 2024 • 9am - 4pm

The three day workshop taught by C.S. (Steve) Talley will center on painting the mountains of the western USA. The West is known for its rugged, beautiful mountains and presents a great opportunity to learn about painting the artistic elements of a landscape in different kinds of lighting. Each morning Talley will begin with a one hour demonstration in oil pertinent to the day's lessons and students will paint thereafter. The expectation is that students will complete a daytime and nighttime themed painting over the 3 days. Talley will give individual assistance to all students throughout the day. Each day will conclude with a critique of the student's works.

Students will receive a materials list at registration. The MOWA and the instructor will not provide painting supplies. Students are asked to bring their own photo references of Western mountains. Additionally, Talley will have available reference photos suitable for the day's session. The class is open to all levels of painting experience. Oil or Acrylic is the preferred medium. Class size is limited to 12. The cost is $400 per student and daily lunch is provided.

Tuition $400

Includes lunch each day

Space Limited

Register online now or call 830-896-2553

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C.S. Talley




Oil or Acrylic (FYI, the instructor uses water soluble oils - Winsor & Newton Artisan and Royal Talens Cobra)


Titanium White

BLUES. Ultramarine Blue Phthalo or Cobalt Blue

YELLOWS. Cadmium Yellow Light Cadmium Yellow Medium Yellow Ochre REDS. Cadmium Red Light Alizarin Crimson SECONDARIES/EARTHS. Phthalo Green Transparent Oxide Red or Burnt Sienna Burnt Umber

(you may bring additional colors of your choosing, as well as your preferred mediums)

Painting Surface:

Hardboard panels or stretched fabric, linen or cotton. Sizes: 8x10, 9x12, 11x14...your choice. These smaller sizes are so that one or two paintings can be completed per day. Charcoal stick(s) for drawing on canvas.


Flats, Filberts, Rounds.

For Flats or Filberts have a brush that is 3/4-inch wide, then various sizes incrementally smaller. Rounds can be smaller - used in details.

Also, bring a mid-sized pallet knife.

Portable Easel such as plein air styles
Paper towels or rags, trash bags, and solvent (odorless), apron, gloves and anything else you may require for your method of painting.


Reference Images: Please bring your own images of the western landscape, particularly mountains.

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