Join Robert Carsten, PSA-mp, IAPS-mc for a fun and educational pastel workshop emphasizing skies as a dominant element in our landscapes. This workshop will explore the luminous and varied qualities of sky and clouds, perspective and more. John Constable and Eugene Boudin are but two artists who were greatly inspired to look skyward. Working from photos, we'll explore color temperatures of skies at various times of day from dawn to sunset and moonlit night. We'll practice cloud lighting — underlit, sidelit, backlit and gray-day using a low (or no) horizon. Demonstrations, helpful critiques, cloud painting exercises as well as lots of painting time to create our skyscape masterpieces! All levels welcome from beginner through advanced.
Bring a lunch with you.
Pastels: Bring any you have.
If you do not have any: I advise as large a set (96 is the largest) of NuPastels as your budget allows.
Optional: a set of half or full sized sticks of medium soft pastels such as Rembrandt, Art Spectrum or Mt. Vision etc.
Optional: a set of half or full sized sticks of very soft pastels such as Sennelier (half sticks recommended), Schmincke, Great American or Unison, etc.
Sheets or pad of either sanded paper (such as Art Spectrum Colourfix, or U-Art 400 or 500 grit) or sheets or pad of pastel paper such as Canson (Mi-Teintes) Average use is one or two sheets per day.
Sheets or pad of sketch paper to pencil sketch on.
Please bring reference sketches or photos related to the workshop's subject (Skies/clouds at differnt times of day and weather conditions) that you wish to work from. Bring a variety if you can. The instructor will have some photos to use should you need one.
A charcoal pencil or regular pencil
A smooth board to work on that is larger than your paper
Optional: vinyl or nitrile gloves (available at pharmacies) or liquid gloves (in a tube or jar)
Your local art store or:
Rochester Art Supply: www.fineartstore.com Telephone: 1-800 836-8940
Jerry's Artarama: www.JerrysArtarama.com Telephone: 1-800-827-8478
Dick Blick: www.DickBlick.com Telephone:1-800-828-4548
Dakota Art: www.dakotapastels.com Telephone: 1-888-345-0067