Random Beauty in the Pastel Landscape March 22-23, 2021 with Eve Miller


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Instructor Eve Miller, PSA
10 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. March 22-23, 2021 • Cost $250, member and $275, non-members

This two day workshop will focus on establishing a daily painting practice.We will explore how to create good design by using thumb nails. Reference photos will be used to establish light and dark patterns of light. From establishing strong compositions , underpainting and  texture, you will succeed in finding the essence of your landscape painting by finding beauty in the ordinary. Join Eve Miller, an award-winning artist. Elected member of the Salmagundi Art Club, Fellow Maxima Cum Laude of the American Artist Professional League among others. Published in various Art Magazines including the Pastel Journal and other venues that can be found on her website: evemillerfineart.com. Supply list available online.

Supply List:

Pastels: No oil pastels, hard pastels. NuPastel (Michaels has a small set), a dark (ex: Blue Violet 244-P or bottle green 298-P) Nu Pastels, a bricht pink, purple and yellow orange

Soft Pastels such as Terry Ludwigs, Senneliers, Great American as examples in a good range from light to middle tones to darks. Terry (R Substrate: 4-6 Mounted preferred, Uart 400 (9×12 preferred) or a single Uart400 grit unmounted sheet adhered to a piece of gatorboard prior to the workshop using repositioning adhesive.

LIQUITEX CLEAR ONLY GESSO. Not white. Small amount in a container, any set of watercolors (warms and cools) and rubbing alcohol (70% or 90% available at drugstores). Small amount of fine pumice gel and clear primer.

SUPPORT: Gatorboard or foamboard (tracing paper or glassine to protect and transport). One piece of tracing paper for outlining thumbnails. 3-5 BIG shapes.

MISC: Drop cloth, foil (to line tray), paper towels (Viva works well), small water spray bottle, baby wipes, a mirror, neutral beige and black drafting or masking tape, #2B pencil, 1 inch old bristle brush, sketch pad, small palette knife

REFERENCE PHOTOS: Fix or six 4×6 color and black and white of the same picture, simple landscape 3-5 big shapes. NO HAWAIIAN SUNSETS! Or iPad with photos.

Lesson Plan:

  • Day 1 Demo, Dry Pastel/Demo Alcohol Underpainting with texturizing techniques and secrets
  • Day 2 Demo with Gesso and or primer with dine pumice gel

Additional information


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