2021 Jeff Ventola1-Day Workshop -- Date yet to be determined due to COVID 

Please join me for this fun, one-day workshop as we thoroughly explore and examine the pastel process from early concept to finished painting, where you will learn firsthand how to execute simple practices and push the limits with advanced techniques.

 

Focus will be on the dynamic landscape and how to express yourself through your work by ‘thinking’ and creating dramatic compositions, adding intense value and lighting techniques and utilizing head turning color palettes. Leave your comfort zone and learn how to begin with an effective underpainting and layer building for finishing touches. We will even review framing and supplies, and current marketing practices to give you and your work the love it deserves!

 

The relationship an artist has with their canvas is sacred. Walk away with the confidence to complete a painting that exhibits and enhances your love as a proud pastel artist!

Supply List

 

  • Easel

  • Sanded Paper-UART or Pastel Premier (preferably a paper that can accept numerous layers and wet medium)

  • Artist tape

  • Board or support (gator foam, masonite) to clip or mount your paper to. I recommend a workable size between 8x10 to 12x16.

  • Pastels: A wide range of values and a variety of colors (not oil pastels)

  • Other Supplies: A few paint brushes, 100% or 50/50 rubbing alcohol, paper towels and/or baby wipes, plastic gloves

  • Drop cloth to protect table and floor

For questions, Joelle Feldman joelle.feldman@gmail.com or (978) 618-2041

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Artist Biography

Vision is one of the many things we take for granted. As an artist, I try to create and capture a feeling you only experience when viewing my work. Catching your eye from across the room, this unique vision and style incorporates bold underpaintings, intense lighting and strong, vibrant color regardless of the subject, giving you a soft reminder it’s ok to put your phone down and enjoy the great outdoors.

 

I create space through light which opens the landscape preventing you from feeling claustrophobic yet keeping it intimate which is imperative for you to feel like you’ve found that special location where we all need to escape from time to time.

I am a nationally recognized award-winning artist from New Hampshire who has been painting for approximately 10 years. I am a member of the Newburyport Art Association and enjoy painting snow, seascapes and painting plein air along the beautiful New England coast we are so lucky to have!

-© 2019-2020 Pastel Society of NH

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