Workshop Recap

Workshop Demo – Hudson River Drift | 9×9″ | Pastel
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My Landscape Elements Workshop was this past Saturday at Saratoga Arts. I had the pleasure of spending the day painting, chatting and laughing with nine wonderful artists; Dawn, Patty, Edie, Elicia, Joyce, Richard, Cindy, Marilyn, and Gail. We worked on landscape paintings in oil and pastel.

Here’s my set-up for my pastel demo. I used this Hudson River scene to illustrate how to handle water reflections, aerial perspective, and value relationships.

Here are some of the group busy at work:

Here are the finished works ready for our critique:


It was a very productive day. Here’s what one student wrote about the class:

We had such a good time yesterday. I am still thinking and engaged with”pastels” this morning.  Just saying the workshop has wonderful “spillover” effects.  You’re a fine teacher, and I appreciate so much your preparations, demonstrations and instruction.  All are gentle and open.  You create an ideal environment for creative expression.

I’m looking forward to my next Workshop at Saratoga Arts in April. Here are the details:

Beginner’s Level Oil Painting
Saturday, April 19, 2014 – 10am – 4:00pm
$70 for members / $80 for non-members

Until next time…