Inspired by The Masters: Pastel Workshop Recap

“A Summer Day”
9×12″ Pastel

This was my landscape demo from the “Inspired by the Masters: Pastel” workshop I taught yesterday at Saratoga Arts. I was joined by 6 wonderful and talented artists; Dawn, Joyce, Sally, Ellen, Sandi and Mary Jo. We had a great time reviewing beautiful works by old Master painters like, Cassatt, Degas, Twachtman, Chase, and current masters like Wolf Kahn. We examined reproductions of their work to see how they were constructed, and what lessons we can learn from them in our own work. It was a great day, and like always the time just flew by.

Here are some shots from the day. Wish I had taken more, but I really get in the zone and forget to take pictures.

This is my still life demo, using Colourfix paper with a variety of pastels (Ludwigs, Unison, Mt. Vision, and Rembrandt).


Here’s a shot of my new Dakota Art Deluxe Traveler Pastel Box. I LOVE it! It keeps my pastels organized, and safe for travel.

And here is the all the great work created ready for Critique.

It was such a great experience, with lots of wonderful feedback.

Until next time…