Three days spent learning more about
"The Beauty of Imperfection"
with nationally recognized pastel artist
was the ultimate in practicing being Brave,
while exploring being Bold.
Day 1 we started with value studies
and did thumbnail sketches.
To explore the composition of the landscape,
I used charcoal, black marker, and pencil.
These warm up exercises had specific guidelines to follow for color choices.
I chose a to try a black marker to block in my darks before applying the pastels.
Each study was timed.
Choosing from our favorite smaller 10 minute color study,
we then did a larger 20 minute version.
Day 2 and 3 were filled with more exercises and practice.
We all enjoyed watching and learning from Jen's demo's.
and also learned from each other while sharing our work and doing critiques.
Now it's time to keep practicing as we continue to search for our artistic voices!
We took time for an adventure out,
when we had the pleasure of visiting
for lunch one day.
What a joy to meet new artists and reconnect with some as well!
Thank you Jen for coming to
and sharing your talent and knowledge!
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