New Workshop: Mystery and Discovery – Emotional Landscapes

Bring out the mystery in your pastel paintings

Introducing a new workshop focusing on using light, shadow and atmosphere in pastels.

I’ve spent the last several decades exploring some of the most mysterious places on the planet. These experiences have influenced my painting techniques as I’ve worked to capture and communicate the emotional impact of moving through these amazing landscapes, watching the weather unfold, coming around the corner to a view that takes one’s breath away.

In this 3-day workshop, we’ll discuss how to approach a new painting, what gives us that emotional pull to put color on the surface, and how we can communicate that to the viewer.

I’ll demonstrate how I go about it, and we’ll practice different techniques that probe the magic inherent in the landscape. The process itself is a combination of mystery and discovery.

By the end of the workshop, you’ll have at least one completed painting, and the beginnings of more.

Email me at markivancole@gmail.com to schedule this workshop for your group!

OPTIONS: This workshop can also be customized as a 1-day or 2-day event. Email me for details!