Soft pastel work and still life do not have to be subdued, but rather can be charming, lively, and filled with color. Light reflects off the pigment and colors are easily expressed.
You will smear, scumble, glaze and paint with vibrant sticks of soft pastels. You will learn layering techniques and how to draw with edge control rather than lines. You will create the appearance of slick surfaces with highlights that jump off the page, build with basic color composition, and increase mystery in your shapes with transparent textures. You should expect to work on two paintings a day and experience spirited demos and critiques.
Liz's early work was in commercial illustration including 15 years creating book covers for Avon Books and Harper Collins Publishing in New York City. For the past 14 years Liz has been a pastelist and a Signature Member of the International Pastel Society. During this time, she has presented 15 one woman shows, received over 25 awards, and have been featured in North Light Books, "Pure Color"; "Best of Pastel", "Finding Your Visual Voice", "Best of America Pastel Artist", and "The Pastel Journal".Liz now lives in Phoenix, Arizona.