Pastel of a Tuscan Landscape

Online Workshop
When: Sat, May 16, 2020 13:00PM


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Make successful, lively and interpretive pastel paintings from a reference photo . . . in under 4 hours!

Steve Hill will perform an interactive pastel painting demonstration, working from a Tuscan Landscape reference photo, while the class follows along, painting from the exact same photo. You will learn many new techniques about how to create a finished pastel painting without “overworking” the painting.

For 2 decades, he has traveled, taught and painted all over Europe and has a rich photo library of great land and seascapes to work from.

A Tuscan Landscape reference photo will be emailed to the whole class ahead of time, plus a variety of compositional study ideas, for you to be ready to start. It’s best if  you have a laptop, Ipad or computer in your studio to display the reference photo on your monitor (but it has to be on a different device than the one you will use to follow the demo). Even a photo print will work for this.

Everyone paints step-by-step, from the same photo throughout the 4 hour session. We will all pause at various key intervals, to check progress, ask and answer questions.

Jackie will be moderating, to field any questions (and Steve’s answers), as we progress throughout the session. It will be a virtual, live workshop from your own home.

Steve’s  focus will be on simplifying details to create a good solid pastel painting, utilizing design fundamentals like: composition, values (lights and darks) shape & form, color and color temperatures . . .  before finishing with a few details.

His informative, step-by-step demos are well narrated, easy to follow and remove the mystery of how to start and finish a painting. (See testimonial below).

Suggested pastel materials and supplies list provided in advance – all you need is a sturdy easel or table-top to work from, in your home.

Note: Dakota Art Pastels (the world’s largest supplier of pastel products) has offered a 10% discount for pastel supplies for this class. Allow one week for shipping during these trying times with the Covid-19 virus.

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