Interpreting Values and Shapes
February 12, 13, 14th 2024
This dynamic three-day workshop with Desmond O’Hagan will include a slide show presentation, demos emphasizing composition, color , value, and technique, in addition to valuable individual critiques.
Desmond is known for his vibrant , expressive approach to impressionistic
landscapes and cityscapes. Using photo references, students will explore painting
objects that are influenced by light and will be encouraged to develop their own
technique through a more painterly approach. There will be hands -on individual instruction emphasizing new ideas in technique.
Desmond O’Hagan has achieved “Eminent Pastelist” status with the International
Association of Pastel Societies and is a member of the “Master’s Circle”.
He is also a “Master Pastelist” with the Pastel Society of America and is listed in Who’s Who in American Art.
Note: Registration is first come first served and a wait list will be maintained.
February 12, 13, 14, 2024 9AM – 4PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton, 10450 Corkscrew Commons Drive, Estero, FL
After registration is confirmed, students will receive further information.
Hosted by Nancy Nowak, Sue Dunlap and Debbie Temple
Reach your next
level in pastel with
Wed., January 17
Understanding Temperature – The key to mastering color
Whether they are landscape, figurative, or still life painters, many artists say that color
is what attracted them to painting in the first place. But, amazingly, many artists also say that their number one problem is seeing and painting sparkling color. They marvel at the brilliant effects achieved by Sorolla, Zorn, and Monet, without understanding the principles that lead to those effects. Typical artists’ complaint are: “My color is flat” …or “muddy”…or “garish”…or “unrealistic”.
The cure is at hand!
In this one-day pastel workshop you will learn:
The key to truly understanding color temperature
How to see color accurately
How to paint what you see
When and how to deviate from what you see
The two-part question that will solve 90% of your color problems
How to create the effect of brilliant light
The secret to creating harmony
The key to avoiding “mud”
The difference between garish and realistic color
The importance of grays
The simple practice used by virtually all professionals, (yet overlooked by most amateurs)
First, you will learn each principle that underlies a command of color!
Then you will do exercises to master each of those principles.
This workshop will take your understanding of color to the next level!