This workshop explores abstraction, color and mark through the lens of landscape painting. We will transform our reference imagery into rich, energetic, abstract paintings. Each morning we will explore and experiment through warm-up exercises, and each afternoon will be used as open studio time with ample guidance and one-on-one time with Amanda. The sequential layout of this class will give students the tools and confidence to take chances and make informed decisions on the canvas. Over this 5-day course, artists will complete a mini-series of paintings on paper, build unconventional color palettes, develop preparatory work, and execute 3-4 paintings on canvas.