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Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Sept. 12 Class Demo
Trees Aglow, pastel, 9 x 12
This past Monday I began teaching the first week of my fall session pastel class at Spruill Center for the Arts. With several new pastel enthusiasts in the class, I wanted to start with a piece that would show how to simplify a basic landscape composition. I chose an exercise similar to the one in my last post in which we begin the painting by simplifying the composition into 5 large shapes and then gradually break down the finer details from there. Trees Aglow is my completed demo from the class.