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This workshop delivered by the Grand Prize winner of “Painting on the Edge” 2014 will introduce you to painting on location with soft pastels. Explore the process of painting on location, from how to choose what to paint, to simplifying the scene and drawing up a thumbnail. Students will learn to create quick colour studies, before blocking in the big shapes, and moving towards a completed painting. You will go over the importance of understanding values and how this knowledge can strengthen your work and liberate your colour choices. There will be plenty of one-on-one direction and demonstrations as needed so all abilities are supported. Gail will encourage you to be bold yet observant. It’s serious work with plenty of room for laughter and fun!
We will release details of the location and structure of each day ASAP.
Gail completed a BFA (Honours) at the University of Manitoba, then went on to Graduate Studies in Art History at Queen’s University receiving her MA in 1989. She settled in BC on the west coast of Canada in 1994. In 2002, Gail was awarded Signature Membership in the Pastel Society of America (PSA) and is a master signature member of Pastel Artists Canada (M-PAC. She is the Grand Prize winner “Painting on the Edge” 2014 and is a primary contributor in the pastels section of DK’s Artist Drawing Techniques. She has participated in national and international shows and her work is in private and corporate collections in several countries. A traveller at heart, from her home base in Victoria, BC, Canada, Gail loves teaching pastel workshops internationally (so far: Croatia, Spain, Italy, USA, and now the UK). Gail shares her knowledge and that of others in a highly-regarded blog at HowToPastel.com
Some experience of soft pastels is required – Just ask if you are unsure.
Materials are available to purchase in the Truro Arts shop and you will receive a 10% discount on all supplies on the day of workshop.