|Pass the Barn on Your Left, pastel, 11 x 14|
This past week I had the privilege of conducting a workshop for the Piedmont Pastel Society in Charlotte, NC. In the four-day workshop, I had students focus on a specific challenge each of the four days: basic composition development, the "five shape landscape," minimal stroke exercises, and limited color palette working from a black & white photo.
Below is from the first day of the workshop, when I introduced my method for planning out the basic composition for a painting.
|Winter Journey, pastel, 12x12|
|underpainting for Pass the Barn on Your Left (at top)|
|Unknown Journey, pastel, 11 x 14|
|black & white reference for Unknown Journey|
This was a fantastic group of 18 motivated artists, and I thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to work with each one. I was also given the honor of judging this pastel society's exhibit, which included some amazing work. The past week was certainly a case in which the instructor/show juror left feeling just as inspired as the attendees! Thanks, Piedmont Pastel Society!