Visiting Artist Workshop: Seeing & Expressing Our Model’s Color in Pastel

InstructorEllen Eagle
ScheduleThursdays · Mon - Fri, 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
DatesMay 8–12, 2023
MediumDrawing & Painting
CostMembers $778.75 · Non-Members $856.50

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Pastel is widely known as a favorite medium of 19th century Impressionist plein air painters.  Only a few of us today are aware that pastel was embraced by portrait painters as far back as the 15th century. Pastel is the perfect medium with which to capture the radiance of our models flesh tones.  Please join me in exploring pastels brilliance as we engage in the intense color analysis of flesh and light.  We will have one model in a single pose for five days. You may work on one, or, space permitting, several portraits during the course of the week.  I will offer a demonstration to assist in the initial blocking in of a portrait. I then work one-on-one with each student.  We will conclude the week with a talk and slide show.  The provided images reveal the extraordinary range of pastel application methods that artists have created throughout history.

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