Richard Flynn will teach how to paint with soft pastels on an aluminum panel.
“I remember the primal reaction of picking up a Conte crayon at an art college life drawing class. The move to pastels came naturally until eventually, it became my medium of choice. There have been periods throughout art history where artists developed pastel. Edgar Degas’s production brought pastel painting into the 20th century and in recent years the artist John Hersey introduced pastel to the 21st century with his range of Unison Colour.”
Working from life, this course will take students in a new direction with the medium. The direct use of pastel on aluminum panels opens a world of possibilities.
Richard will take you through the correct preparation methods, explore the differences of the surface and different application techniques, including how to create and compose with underpainting light marks and washes. Working at your own pace, students will build their work through layering, with plenty of demonstrations and group discussions.
Aluminum panels, prep materials will be supplied. Some Unison pastel sets may be purchased from the instructor – please contact SSANC for more info if wishing to purchase.