Log in
Log in

Piedmont Pastel Society

Mini-Workshop - Diane Pike: Capturing Light and Color

  • 14 May 2016
  • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
  • Cornwell Center 2001 Selwyn Ave Charlotte, NC 28207 - Media Room (704)927-0774
  • 3


(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • Capturing Light and Color

Registration is closed

"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.

Supply List:

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.



Piedmont Pastel Society Charlotte, North Carolina

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software