If you're near the Traverse City, Michigan area, I'm teaching a 3-day pastel workshop there next week, July 23, 24 & 25. I was teaching in this area last year, visiting there for the first time and was amazed at how gorgeous the scenery is in this part of the country! There are still some spots available in this workshop! Visit www.artcentertraversecity.com for details.
Next month, I'm teaching another pastel workshop in Wisconsin at Dillman's Bay Resort & Workshops, August 18-21. I haven't visited this before, but am looking forward to it, since I understand it's like a resort for artists, with lots of other fun activities to do besides paint! This one is just about full last I checked, but there might be a couple of spots left. Visit www.dillmans.com for details.
My full schedule is on my website at www.barbarjaenicke.com, with more workshops to be added soon to my 2015 schedule!
I thought I'd also share in this post a few field studies I painted this week. It was a fantastic day of painting with a couple of artist friends in Ellijay, GA (North Georgia). We had perfect weather with cool summer temps, low humidity and LOTS of sunshine! Makes for a pretty day, but for those of us with real light-sensitive eyes, it really messes with judging color and value in the painting. So these sure needed some correcting in the studio.
|Morning in Ellijay, oil, 8x10|
|Afternoon in Ellijay, oil, 10x8|
|Evening in Ellijay, oil, 8x10|
In these studies, I tried to capture the lighting effects of each time of day. The "afternoon" painting has much more flat lighting while the early and late day paintings have more contrast in both values and temperature, with the later day painting having slightly warmer light.