This class is designed for anyone interested in learning how to apply color using pastel as a dry painting medium or someone who just wants to broaden their knowledge of pastels. We will go over how to set yourself up for the best success in the medium. We will explore how to simplify the complexities of landscapes and at the same time learn how to create form. Topics will include – pastel application, composition, value, atmospheric perspective, color and more. This class can be ongoing with this instructor and can be joined at any time. Having prior drawing skills is an important place to start.
Supplies: 48 color set of Nupastels (I have some for purchase) plus any other pastels you may have and sanded pastel paper (or I have some for purchase) of your choice – 9×12 or 11×14 in size. Please don’t waste your time and money on Canson paper, it is strictly for drawing and we will be painting. I can supply the backing boards to work on or if you have a lightweight drawing board that is 16 x 20 or larger that you can transport, bring that. If you don’t have a drawing board, you will also need a pad of tracing paper little larger than size you plan on working (11×14 or 12×16) to use as a portfolio to store your pastel paintings.