Mitchell Albala is the author of Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice (Watson-Guptill, 2009). A respected teaching artist for more than 25 years, he currently teaches at Gage Academy of Art and Pacific Northwest Art School. He lectures at the Seattle Art Museum and has written for American Artist and Artists & Illustrators magazines. He hosts an educatioal blog at blog.mitchalbala.com and is represented by Lisa Harris Gallery. See his paintings at mitchalbala.com.