"My approach to capturing light and color in the landscape is the same, whether I'm standing outdoors painting plein aire, or at my easel in the studio. My paintings are a result of my pursuit and my passion. My pursuit to understand how light affects color and my passion about translating the many keys of light and shadow as they form complex color relationships on the subjects that I paint."
"During the workshop, participants can paint from plein aire studies or photographs. I will do a quick dark-light pattern sketch on a painting to begin. Then everyone will tackle their paintings using the steps I showed in the demo. I will walk around and assist everyone individually as they paint."
There will be an optional catered lunch, by Brent Scott, that will be served from 12:00 to 1:00. Please reserve and pay for the lunch when you register for the workshop by clicking on the "Register" button to the left.
A plein aire painting or photo to paint from
Your preferred surface/paper to work from. I use UArt 280.
I mount my paper using artist's tape on a 1/2 in. foam core board that is wrapped with a soft, dark piece of flannel. This approach is optional, you can work on any surface you like.
All the pastels your heart desires to paint with
An easel and anything else you usually use to paint with
Note: I will demo using an underpainting of pastel and alcohol and sketch my composition onto my paper with a thin wash of ultramarine blue oil paint. I will bring enough to share with anyone who wants to try this approach in the workshop.
BRING AN OPEN MIND AND A SENSE OF ADVENTURE!
Piedmont Pastel Society Charlotte, North Carolina
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