Still Life Painting
in the Chiaroscuro Style:
A 2-Day Workshop with Tracy Wilson
Friday March 17 and Saturday March 18, 2023
10:15 AM – 5:00 PM
You are invited to join this fun and informative workshop where painting still life in chiaroscuro (light and shadow) will be explored. In this structured workshop you will learn a dependable procedure for creating, evaluating, and painting a still life through instructor demonstration and discussion. Topics covered include: lighting and setting up, composing, identifying problem areas before painting, and thinking in terms of light and shadow shapes. Students are given the opportunity to paint several small study paintings with continued emphasis on basic painting fundamentals.
On the second day of class, demonstration and discussion continue while students have an opportunity to reinforce information learned on Day 1. Students gain further practice with designing still life subjects and will create an additional painting.
Students will begin painting and learn to establish initial chiaroscuro value pattern before color, general guidelines and tip for making a successful chiaroscuro painting, and emphasis on the usual concepts of value, edges, color, line, and composition.
Participants are encouraged to bring whatever pastel supplies they have that would relate to still life painting, including pastels, pastel pencils, some sheets of both sanded and traditional pastel papers along with a drawing board/easel for their personal painting setup.
Still life set ups will be available.
Class size limited to twelve participants.
Please bring a bag lunch. Coffee/tea and snacks provided.
Location: Library 21c, 1175 Chapel Hills Dr. – map it!
Colorado Springs, CO 80920
Pikes Peak Pastel Society Members: $175.00
Colorado artist Tracy Wilson creates primarily in oil and soft pastel. Though she is best known for her dramatic still life paintings, Wilson also enjoys landscape and figurative paintings. “No matter what I am painting, I am always inspired by one thing and that is beauty. It is my wish that when people view my paintings they see and feel beauty and are in some way uplifted.”
Tracy is an Associate Member of Oil Painters of American and is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of Colorado. Her paintings have been exhibited locally, nationally, and internationally. She has received numerous awards for her work and has been featured in Fine Art Connoisseur magazine.
Tracy is represented by Mary Williams Fine Art in Boulder, Colorado. Her work can also be viewed at www.TracyWilsonArt.com.
Space is limited to 12 participants.
Please make checks payable to: PPPS, or Pikes Peak Pastel Society.
For additional information, contact Margie Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download a pdf of the workshop details and a Registration Form HERE to print and mail to:
Pikes Peak Pastel Society
PO Box 2443, Colorado Springs, CO 80901-2443
Attn: Margie Miller/Workshop
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