Mountains and Skies of Arizona in Pastel
Mar 8-10, 2018
Mountains and Skies was a fabulous three-day workshop with an outstanding instructor. The first day, we used photographic images of skies to create a pastel/alcohol underpainting by ‘seeing’ what the photograph hides. On day two, we ventured to Rio Vista Park on Tucson Ave. for a plein air event where Liz taught us to use a viewfinder to choose a scene to paint. We created a thumbnail sketch of the scene and then did a value drawing of the scene on our paper using charcoal. In the afternoon, we added pastel to our charcoal image and the results were amazing. Since the values were already determined it was great fun to just add color. On the third day, we worked with photographic images of mountains and skies, using all of the techniques we learned in the first two days. With endless energy and enthusiasm, Liz shared her process for creating art. She is truly a remarkable instructor and a wonderful person. Thank you so much, Liz!