Pastel en Plein Air

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Pastel en Plein Air
Karen Israel
Saturday and Sunday, October 23 and 24, 9 am - 4 pm
$250 for members, $275 for nonmembers

Learn to create effective landscape paintings that communicate your unique interpretation of the land and sky. We will explore composition, texture and reflections in all the elements of a landscape painting. Learn how to compose a scene, take color and value notes and then translate that information for a pastel painting in the studio. This workshop has been changed to all outdoors, but instruction will include information on note-taking outdoors and working from photographs in the studio. Learn to simplify your design and layer colors that will give structure and harmony to your work. Each day will begin with an instructive demo and there will be smaller more targeted demos interspersed as needed. All levels welcome!

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About the Instructor:

Karen Israel is a nationally recognized, award-winning artist. Dynamic composition and a unique viewpoint are the hallmarks of Karen’s pastel paintings. Stylistically she strives for realism but she lets the mood and form of the subject dictate her approach. These subjects are rendered with a strong appreciation for the rigors of formal design coupled with an exploration of color. Karen has been focusing on pastels as her medium for over a decade. Karen is affiliated with many prestigious art organizations and clubs including the Salmagundi Club, Lyme Art Association, and the American Artists Professional League. She currently serves on the PSA Board of Governors. Karen is a teacher and instructing demonstrator for many art organizations and she conducts demos and workshops for art organizations locally and nationally.
Karen’s work was featured in a two-page article in a French art magazine, Practique Des Artes Vol. 47, July 2018 and she has won awards several times in the Top 100 Pastels issues of the Pastel Journal. For this coming year in April, Karen has been invited to participate in the 4th International Pastel Exhibition, honoring American women pastelists called ”Pastels of the World in Bourbonnais”, Montlucon, France. Five of her pastel paintings will on display at this Exhibition in May, 2022.


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