Plein Air Pastel with Clive Tyler
on Sunday, October 15th, 2017
Capturing the Light in the Pastel Landscape
In this class we will explore impressionism and abstraction style while creating representational Plein Air landscapes filled with light. Daily demonstration will touch on under-painting techniques, color theory, and back painting techniques that add mood and emotion into the painting. The goal is always to expand on Plein Air to create landscapes that are rich and painterly by using edges, bold strokes and color to bring freshness to each painting. We will work one day weather permitting work en Plein Air. Throughout the workshop we will practice creating, not duplicating, as we work to capture the essence of the scene in a way that expands your potential as an artist.
Keep in mind, you may be in the field most of the day. You will want to bring plenty of water, a lunch, sun screen, comfortable shoes and shade if possible!
Pastels Soft- I use Sennelier (the 1/2 stick landscape set) or the Paris set.
Plein air easel
Sanded pastel paper- (I use U-Art paper dry mounted to Gator board ,8x10, 9x12 larger is you feel comfortable).
Old paint brush
Fine sharpie pen
Small hand- (plastic hand clamps) to hold board to easel.
Pastel pencil- medium brown color
Artists may bring one or two patings with them for composition help or problem solving, started or finished.