Strategies for Expressive Color in Landscape Painting



Strategies for Expressive Color in Landscape Painting
with Scott Gellatly

September 23 – 25, 2022 (Friday – Sunday)

Friday: 10 am – 5 pm | Saturday and Sunday: 9 am – 4 pm

Medium: Oil or Acrylic

*Important Covid Note: For the comfort and safety of everyone, Scott is requesting that all his students be fully vaccinated.  If you have any questions or concerns, please email him directly at

Unlock the strategies in creating expressive color in your landscape paintings! This three-day workshop will explore color theory, color mixing and strategic color concepts to capture the light, atmosphere, and emotion of the landscape. Students will work from imagery from nature to emphasize the formal aspects of painting – color, composition, movement, and space. Open to all oil and acrylic painters who are willing to let go, experiment and take chances!

In-Person Classes

COVID Health and Safety Protocols

The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.

  • Masks inside Sedona Arts Center buildings are optional until further notice.

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Scott Gellatly

Scott Gellatly holds a degree in painting and drawing from the University of Oregon and has exhibited his work in solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States. A landscape painter at heart, Scott’s work has become more abstracted, with greater emphasis on pure color and gestural mark-making to evoke the visual sensations gifted by nature.

Scott lives in Portland, OR with his family.


Sedona Art Center | Sept. 23 – 25, 2022



This workshop will be focusing on oil or acrylic painting.


Color Palette:

  • Titanium White
  • Cadmium Yellow Light
  • Indian Yellow (Gamblin oils), Indian Yellow Hue (Golden acrylics)
  • Cadmium Orange
  • Quinacridone Red (Gamblin oils), Primary Magenta (Golden acrylics)
  • Ultramarine Blue
  • Cobalt Teal or Turquoise (Gamblin oils or Golden Acrylic)

Other Materials:

  • Painting medium (Galkyd Lite for oils, Gloss Medium (fluid) for acrylics)
  • Gamsol for brush cleaning (oils only)
  • Palette (glass or wood) Glass palettes are quite easy to mix color on and to clean. Glass backed with foam core makes an excellent palette for oil and acrylic painting. To make this, simply cut a piece of foam core to the dimensions of your piece of glass. Use electrical or duct tape around the perimeter. If you use a wood palette, make sure it is sealed and dry before the workshop.
  • Metal Palette knife, “teardrop shape” such as RGM S.026

Oil/Acrylic Painting Brushes: Filbert or Flat, three different sizes. Recommended brand: Princeton Aspen

Painting Panels:

  • 5 – 6 Plein air sized panels: 6” x 8”, 8” x 10”, 9” x 12”.
  • 3 – 4 larger panel/canvas: 16” x 20” or larger.

Rags: a small handful of clean rags (old t-shirts are fine).

Small Easel suitable for Plein Air. Please familiarize yourself with your easel if it is new to you.

We will be devoting a bit of time throughout the workshop for “information gathering” out in the field, near the Art Center. In lieu of plein air painting gear, you can bring a sketchbook and work in graphite or charcoal if you prefer.

Please let me know if you have any questions. My email is

Cancellation Policy


  • Each student must enroll individually
  • Students may register online or by calling the Sedona Arts Center’s Administrative Offices in the Art Barn, toll-free at 888-954-4442 or locally at 928-282-3809
  • Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express are accepted or student may pay with cash or check by registering in person during office hours at the Art Barn

In-Person and Online Workshops

  • Payment in full is due upon registration, or a payment plan can be put in place by the student upon check-out through Sezzle.
  • There is a $125 Cancellation Fee for any cancellations made before August 23, 2022. Remaining balance will be refunded.
  • There are no refunds after August 23, 2022.
  • If Sedona Arts Center cancels the workshop for any reason, all payments made will be refunded in full

Important Message

The Sedona Arts Center is not responsible for providing make-up sessions or issuing refunds, credits, or transfers for courses missed as a result of illness, emergencies, or other events beyond our control. There are absolutely no refunds after the cut-off date for any reason, unless the Sedona Arts Center has to cancel the workshop, then all fees paid will be refunded in full.

Scott G. Is a fantastic teacher, the best I’ve ever had. Before I retired, I taught instructors how to use instructional strategies to present information. Scott not only uses the strategies for presenting information, but understand the content. Inspiring Course. It has given me the confidence and understanding how to limit my palette and to realize the freedom that comes with that. I feel the lessons and exercises are bubbling up from my subconscious and appearing in my new work. - Ross

Fabulous course. It has allowed me to make my color choices from understanding, not trial and error. - Lori