Monday, August 6, 2012

Maggie Price Workshop

I had the opportunity to attend a Maggie Price workshop at the Brea Gallery this month. Maggie Price is an award winning pastel artist, author and co-founder of the Pastel Journal. In addition to these impressive credentials, her workshop had been highly recommended to me. I was not disappointed. I really enjoyed every minute of the workshop and I think I learned a lot.

We learned about underpaintings for pastel work. We tried her three underpainting methods, one for every workshop day and I got some very valuable hands-on experience.

Here are a few pictures from day one.

Day two.

Day three and method three.

We had a show and tell at the end of the day.

My hubby made me a pastel box which I did my best to organize into the value and color temperature scheme that Maggie recommends. I find that I really like having my pastels arranged this way.

These were the results of my efforts for the three days.

This workshop was very inspiring, not just because I learned so many new things, but also because we had the privilege of working right in the Brea gallery where the International Association of Pastel Societies 20th Juried Exhibition was being displayed. The show opened officially on the evening of the last day of the workshop, but we were able to view it thoughout our stay. Nothing like having gorgeous art work surrounding as you learn new techniques!

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