This comprehensive workshop will focus on the fundamentals of painting in the field with pastels. Composition, tonal balance, and effective color choices are the heart of this class. Students develop these skills while painting varied landscape subjects in the field. With rivers and streams, small farms, and views of the Catskills within easy distance from the studio, there will be plenty of great subjects to paint.
Through daily demos, Susan will share ideas about composition (strength through simplicity), effective massing of values, and dynamic color choices.
Work in the studio will include ideas about compositional design, materials, and technique, as well as review and resolution of field work.
Students can expect to complete 1-2 paintings each day.
Susan Ogilvie’s creative efforts have resulted in a busy gallery exhibition schedule, numerous national awards, and signature status with the Pastel Society of America in New York. She is a respected juror, accomplished painting instructor, and popular guest speaker. Susan’s paintings are held nationally in many corporate and private collections, and published in The Best of Pastel, The Best of Drawing, and Pure Color: The Best of Pastel. Her work has also been featured in Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and International Artists. Susan juried the “Landscapes and Interiors” category for The Pastel Journal’s 9th Annual “Pastel 100 Competition.” Gifted with a spirited and motivational teaching style, Susan conducts several comprehensive pastel workshops each year.