|Autumn Splendor, pastel, 11x14|
The image shown here is from a demo I painted a couple of years ago. The topic was actually regarding edges....more specifically, exaggerating hard and soft edges. However, it's become one of my favorites because of the color palette.
Autumn colors can often tempt the artist to overdo the vibrant colors that we find so appealing, resulting in a very garish color treatment. Knowing when to use those "brights" and when to tone things down is key!
Painting the Autumn Landscape in Pastel
If you're in the local Atlanta area, I'll be teaching a one-day workshop on "Painting the Autumn Landscape in Pastel" on Fri., Oct. 25 at Spruill Center for the Arts in Dunwoody, GA. The details are on my website or at www.spruillarts.org. (Note: there IS a supply list for this workshop. The Spruill website may not be showing it. Just contact me for the list if you plan to register and the list is still not appearing the website.)
If you've been following my blog and are accustomed to seeing a weekly post regarding my classes that I teach locally from my studio, please know that I'm still teaching and plan to continue my posts. However, with a growing out-of-town workshop schedule, I'm needing to cut back on my weekly classes in order to have the time to prepare for my workshops and also have enough studio hours to produce work for galleries and shows. My local classes from my studio (which will now include oil as well as pastel!) will now be held once per month. Therefore, my future blog posts may not be every week, but possibly once or twice per month. Hope you'll continue to follow my posts!