Loosen up your landscapes using the painterly approach! This workshop will empower you with successful strategies for loosening up your work with bold marks and fresh color. Learn to simplify complex scenes into clear shapes, values, and edges. Organize these shapes into strong design and color combinations using bold, expressive marks to interpret your environment for that lush painterly look. Learn innovative approaches to color through the use of underpainting techniques and interpretive color strategies that will break you out of your routine.
Every morning, Alain will demonstrate a painterly approach to the landscape from start to finish, focusing on a unique subject and approach. Students will then respond to the lesson, beginning with morning exercises to loosen up their work and learn techniques to simplify the subject. Students will progress to loosely finished landscape paintings by end of day. A constructive and encouraging group critique will wrap up our workshop together.
Cancellations must be in writing in a letter or email to the workshop contact. A full refund will be given if cancellation is received by the contact 14 days prior to the start date of the workshop. Refunds after 14 days prior to the workshop will only occur if the Tucson Pastel Society cancels the workshop due to low participation. Payments made through PayPal will be refunded prior to the 14 day deadline minus the PayPal fee.
If Covid-19 is still active in the fall at a level where gatherings of 20 people are considered unsafe, we will cancel or reschedule the workshop and you will have the choice to get a full refund or reschedule.
Alain J. Picard is an award winning artist, instructor, author and speaker. His acclaimed pastel and oil paintings have been exhibited throughout the US, Europe and China. His works has been featured on numerous occasions in The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and Practique des Arts.
He has garnered top awards in esteemed exhibitions, including the Pastel Society of America, The American Artists Professional League, Hudson Valley Art Association, the Pastel Portrait Society of America and the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS). He makes his home in Connecticut with his wife and two boys.