This workshop will begin with a discussion on pastel painting materials, surfaces, developing your painting style and working methods unique to pastels. There will be a strong emphasis on working from your own reference; in particular your own sketches. Throughout the day Tony will do a number of quick demos emphasising composition, colour and technique. He will share some of his working methods; using direct strokes on a textured surface to emphasise ‘brushwork’. You will learn how to simplify your approach to achieve exciting impressionistic paintings.
There will be plenty of individual help at the easel and the day will end with a final group critic.
This workshop is for those willing to go through the door marked ‘leaving your comfort zone’ and enter a world of exciting and expressive pastel application!
About the Artist
Award winning painter and instructor Tony has been painting for more than 40 years. A self-taught painter of colour, light and movement, with a complete understanding of his surroundings. Born and raised in the Channel Islands he moved to paint and live in Cornwall to capture and experience the clear light of the West Country. Tony has exhibited extensively over the years, his work can be found in many leading galleries as well as private collections worldwide.He has exhibited with the Pastel Society of America in New York and with the Royal Society of Marine Artists and The Pastel Society in London.
Includes homemade lunch, refreshments and cream tea
What you will need to bring
As many soft pastels as you feel comfortable with. Colour range is more important than quantity.
Assortment of papers: Art Spectrum, Uart, Pastel Premier, Canson Mi-Tientes Wallis etc. (NO WHITE PAPER )
Masking Tape or Clips.
Easel and Smooth drawing/backing board, cushioned with foam board
Hand Wipes/paper towels.
Photos, reference you feel at ease with.
Selection of permanent ink black wedge shaped marker pens the fatter the better.
A sense of humour!
Most of the materials and equipment will be available to buy or borrow on the day, please contact us if you require further details.