Abstracting the Landscape

Claudia Hartley
Claudia Hartley
Claudia Hartley
Claudia Hartley
Claudia Hartley
Claudia Hartley


Learn to exaggerate and personalize color to create your own version of the unique modern landscape. Using photos of scenes, students will learn how to plan a good composition and how to mix beautiful clean colors. Students will learn how to take advantage of the quick drying properties of acrylics and how to create vibrancy through color combinations.


Claudia Hartley

Claudia Hartley

Claudia was born in California, but raised in Kentucky and Georgia. From the time she was old enough to hold something in her hand she began to draw on anything available: the smooth sand at the beach; the underside of the bark of her native Georgia pine trees; or rocks, using the charcoal leftover from girl scout camp outs.

She earned a BFA degree as an honor graduate in 1967 from the University of Georgia. She has enjoyed a successful career selling her art as well as teaching for many years in her Atlanta studio.Drawn by the light and the “wildness” of the Southwest she moved to Phoenix Arizona and lived there 16 years, and enjoyed the desert settings.She moved back to the east coast in 2010 to be near family, residing in a beach house on Isle of Palms, and then in Charleston, S.C.

Most recently Claudia recently has moved to Sedona AZ and as always her newest paintings reflect her new environment. She shows her work at Bonner David Gallery in Scottsdale.

“My paintings reflect my travels around the United States, Provence, Switzerland, Iceland, and Ireland.My enthusiasm for my new home is very apparent in the exuberant paintings and can best be described as ‘happy’.”

Claudia Hartley Class complete list.                                                           (Best price online, ASW, Jerrys , Cheap Joes, etc.)

PAINTS   ( Favorite- Liquitex Heavy Body.  Or  Golden, Grumbacher, Windsor Newton, not student grade.  .)

4.65  OZ. TUBE (large)                 Titanium White

2 oz. tubes   ( or larger)                        Yellow Oxide ( or Yellow Ochre)

Cadmium Yellow Light

Cad. Yellow Medium

Cad. Orange

Cad. Red Light

Cad. Red Medium

Cad. Red Dark

Alizarin Crimson

Ultramarine Blue

Light Blue Permanent

Cerulean Blue

Dioxazine Purple

Quinacridone Magenta

Chromium Green

Phthalocyanine Green (blue shade)




SUPPLY LIST –Acrylics  

Photos of scenes  (I will bring 8×10’s for first painting.  You can bring you own or use mine for 2nd painting)

Disposable Pallet  Favorite, New Wave-Gray Pad (prefer no thumb hole)  12”x16”

Viva Paper towels  (nice and thick!)

BRUSHES  Favorites- Silver Ruby Satin, or Liquetex, Free Style Can order  online. Filbert style  # 2, 4, 6, 8  Long handles. Optional – Flat style, # 4   (warning, numbers not standardized. Need to be ¼ “ – ½” bristle)

Canvases  stretched cotton canvas, not smooth.  At least one for each day. Wise to bring an extra.  Your choice, from 16×20 up to 24 x30

TO DO:  Cover canvas ahead with acrylic paint before workshop.   Yellow Oxide or Yellow Ochre. liquid in bottle or student grade ok . Golden in a squirt bottle is a good brand or any.

Can for water   approx.. 4” high, 5” wide.

Plastic grocery bag, hang on easel for trash