Bryan Jernigan

Sun, September 10 to Sat, September 16 2023

Impressionistic Pastel Landscapes & Still Life with Bryan Jernigan

Medium: Pastel

Level: All Levels

Location: Plein Air & Studio

Status: Open For Enrollment

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National award-winning artist, Bryan Jernigan, paints impressionistic pastel landscapes and still life. Each day in this workshop, he will demonstrate landscapes – from bucolic scenes to sandy beaches – and still life arrangements while he shares with you the secrets of the pastel medium. From choosing the right papers to create your best work to learning the basics of value, composition and color that apply to all disciplines, a new world of artistic possibilities will open up for you. Jernigan shows you how to produce loosely expressive, impressionistic works on a small scale, but with techniques that can be translated into larger pieces. For beginners and experienced pastelists alike, you’ll learn what tools to use, get practical guidance on developing skies, water, trees, flowers and more, explore framing options, and discover application tips and tricks to take your art to the next level. If you are looking for a balance between control and expressiveness, color confidence and greater mastery, this workshop will allow you to learn by doing to enhance your artistic practice.

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About Bryan Jernigan

Upon moving to Washington, DC, in 1990, Bryan was introduced to the Washington Color School and to the color field movement. A lover of color, he always tried to incorporate it in new and different ways that are pleasing as well as eye-catching. His abstract endeavors rely on knowledge of colors and how they interrelate with one another. His representative work is loosely painted and draws on Impressionism and Fauvism. He also likes to blur the boundaries between abstract and representation by creating mixed media collages with tissue, handwriting and found objects. Most recently, Bryan has embarked on a series of representatives paintings called “Forgotten:Remembered” that take the subject of old, unused barns from around the country and reimagining what they must have once been like in their heyday.

In Bryan’s pastel and acrylic paintings, he wants there to be an interplay between what is visible on the surface and the layers underneath. They are created from inward and outward experiences of nature. Based on both observation and memory, my paintings connect the reality of what is seen to the realm of what is felt. Color is the root of all my paintings. Invented color schemes, interlocking organic forms, and decisive brushwork characterize my work. It comes from a place deep inside. Bryan hopes it will touch a place deep inside the viewer. It’s the expression of feelings, mysteries and things unspoken.

Bryan Jernigan was born in Little Rock, Arkansas and raised in Oklahoma where he was fortunate enough to behold colorful sunsets unencumbered by buildings or mountains almost every evening. He has now found a way to connect both his love of representation with his admiration for the abstract. Bryan believes people’s lives can be enriched by introducing color, whether with a representational piece or an abstract.


Rates & Enrollment

Day Student Tuition: $930.00

Full 5-Day Package*: $2,441.14-$2,662.10

*5-Day Workshop Package includes: Tuition for 5 full class days, 6 nights of dinner, lodging, breakfast, daily cookie and fruit breaks, unlimited coffee and tea, and welcoming wine and cheese reception. Your choice between a room to yourself (single occupancy) or bring a friend and split a room (double occupancy).

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