There isn't any magic method for working in the colorist style. So, what is there to teach in a workshop setting? Much! Because in your pastel bag, in addition to your supplies, you also carry around a set of conventions. They are your tried and true, "works every time," methods of working on your pictures.
I want to press those out of you. The things you see when you search for painting subjects are ever new and fresh. Can your paintings be new, also?
|Hoquiam River Bright 10" x 14.75"Pastel & CharcoalCasey Klahn|
Henri Matisse wrote, "We move towards serenity through the simplification of ideas and form.......Details lessen the purity of lines, they harm the emotional intensity, and we choose to reject them. It is a question of learning - and perhaps relearning the 'handwriting' of lines. The aim of painting is not to reflect history, because this can be found in books. We have a higher conception. Through it, the artist expresses his inner vision." Reference.
Next Workshop: Oakland (El Cerrito), California. November 5 & 6, 2011. Contact me via e-mail.