Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Hill Country Creek (and New Workshop listing!)

"Hill Country Creek"  (pastel over oil wash, 9x12 inches)  sold

This one was done in Richard McKinley's workshop that I took at the last Pastel Convention. He's a master of the underpainting. I'm using this image to promote my next workshop, coming up quick on March 2 & 3, 2013, called "Underpainting the Pastel Landscape," in which I hope to share what I've learned about underpainting from Richard's workshop and my own explorations since.

Here's "Hill Country Creek" with it's underpainting, along with another, "Park Trail #26" that I did last summer.

“Underpainting the Pastel Landscape”

Add extra vibrancy and adventure to your pastel process! Underpainting with watercolor or oil is a great technique for pastel users who would like to loosen up, add more color, or simply play around with a different approach. Not only can it help improve your values, but by using judiciously placed pastel, it can add a look of freshness and spontaneity by allowing the underpainting to “speak.”
Students will work from their own photos of their chosen reference on Saturday. The Instructor will have extra photos if needed. The second day will be held at the Apache Pass venue which is on the El Camino Real de los Tejas National Trail. A perfect location for the plein aire portion of the workshop! (An indoor option - with big windows - is available in case of bad weather.)
Daily demos and individual attention will be given.

Rita Kirkman - Instructor

For Beginner to Advanced. 
March 2 & 3, 2013, 
Sat-Sun, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
First Baptist Church Family Center
240 Green St., Rockdale, TX


*Includes breakfast & lunch, entry to the Tejas Book Fest Reception Friday evening, and a combined area in the Book Fest for you all to sell some art, if you wish! (a volunteer will man this.)

For questions / more info contact: 
Rita Kirkman
or Joan Ratliff   (512) 446-2361

Register online at  or Print this Mail-In Registration Form

Online Flyer with Images

Recommended lodging: (512) 446-2361

"Park Trail #24" (pastel over watercolor, 6x8 inches) sold

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