The principles taught in this class are basic to all mediums. Color and light are the focus of the workshop,
along with essential elements of strong composition. Students explore color by working from costumed models and/or still life. Optical mixing of layered color, as well as the analysis of the effect of light and substructure of
values and temperature are stressed. Each student receives individual attention and critiques. Demonstrations, lectures and a slide show are designed to give students tools to achieve intensely beautiful color.
- Pastel primarily, all mediums welcome
- Beginner to professional
- Instructor demonstrations in pastel
- Individual instruction, critiques
“I sincerely can’t remember a more powerful learning experience in my 30 years of painting. You have
inspired me and lit a fire.” — Janeen Schissler
THE COLOR OF LIGHT 2
A continuation of The Color of Light, this class begins with a review of principles previously covered, including optical mixing of layered color, essential elements of strong composition and the effects of light. We will also focus on the later stages of painting, learning to harmonize color masses while developing the ability to really see and mix color, especially those that are nuanced and subtle. Finally, we will explore the finishing touches that turn paintings into personal statements.
Painting from costumed models and still life, plein air artists will benefit from in-studio projects that solidify valuable principles needed for outdoor painting. Demonstrations, lectures and a slide show are designed to give students tools to achieve intensely beautiful color.
“Of all the valuable information you provided us, for me the most valuable was what you had to say about learning to think like an artist. “ — Jim McIntyre
In the summer of 2013 I was invited as a guest of honor, along with a few other select artists, to represent the Pastel Society of America in an exhibit with “Les Pastellistes de France”, the oldest and largest pastel association in France. This, their most prestigious show, was held in the town of Feytiat in central France:
Les Pastellistes du France
Festival International du Pastel
June 29- September 1, 2013
Feytiat, Limousin, France
Come paint alongside me in southern France!
PAINT-WITH-ME AND MENTORING WORKSHOP
Since I was in France for this exhibition, I decided to invite artists to join me in this unique opportunity by holding a different kind of painting experience from my studio workshops: interactive and personal mentoring. From July 25-31, 2013 we joined together for seven days at the historic French chateau, Domaine du Haut Baran. Our hosts Rosalie and William Haas, introduced us to the area’s many fascinations.
In 2014 I will be returning for another workshop at Domaine du Haut Baran, this time for 10 days in October. (October 8–17, leaving on the 18th).
Amidst castles and villages, we will sketch and paint together the enchanting countryside and beautiful light of this medieval area. This will give me an opportunity to mentor artists on a more personal level than in the usual workshop setting. I hope you can join me!
Contact and registration information, please call or email William or Rosalie Haas (513)533-0511 in states or call 011 33 565 246324 in France.
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