Plein Air Essentials - Pastel Supplement

If you've taken the Plein Air Essentials course and are looking for a course specific to pastel, this is it!
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  • Lectures 6
  • Contents Video: 1 hour
    Other: 43 mins
  • Skill Level All Levels
  • Languages English
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Published 3/2012 English

Course Description

Designed as a supplement to the basic Plein Air Essentials course, this set of videos will bring the pastel painter up to speed on plein air painting techniques. If you've taken the Plein Air Essentials course and are a pastel painter, this is for you! You'll watch a series of videos on pastel, pastel painting and pastel painting en plein air, all of which will give you a good look at what it takes to go pastel painting out in the field. You can view the videos and learn everything you need in an afternoon - or you can take as long as you like to practice and experiment with the methods shown.

What are the requirements?

  • To get the most out of this course, you should have completed the "Plein Air Essentials" basics course.

What am I going to get from this course?

  • By the time you finish this course, you will have learned some advanced techniques that will help you paint in pastel in the field.

What is the target audience?

  • Every level of painter, from beginner to pro.

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Curriculum

Section 1: Introduction
00:40

(1 minute)  Introduction to the Pastel Supplement course for Plein Air Essentials.

18:50

Part 1 of a presentation delivered by Michael Chesley Johnson November 24, 2013, for the Sedona Area Guild of Artists (SAGA) in Sedona, Arizona. Part of the "3 Masters Speak" afternoon for the annual members' fall exhibition. Videotaping by Creative Video of Sedona; edited for YouTube by Michael Chesley Johnson. To view the actual slide presentation, visit http://www.michaelchesleyjohnson.com/html/pastel_talk_2013.html.

17:26

Part 2 of a presentation delivered by Michael Chesley Johnson November 24, 2013, for the Sedona Area Guild of Artists (SAGA) in Sedona, Arizona. Part of the "3 Masters Speak" afternoon for the annual members' fall exhibition. Videotaping by Creative Video of Sedona; edited for YouTube by Michael Chesley Johnson. To view the actual slide presentation, visit http://www.michaelchesleyjohnson.com/html/pastel_talk_2013.html.

43 pages

This is the slideshow that I present during "The Fine Art of Pastel."

Section 2: Advanced Pastel Painting Techniques
07:19

(7 minutes)  In this video, I show how starting with a monochromatic underpainting will help establish values and capture the pattern of light and shadow in preparation for adding local color.  Even though this approach is most often used in the studio, it can also be used outdoors, en plein air. This is part of the pastel supplement to the basic Plein Air Essentials course.  I recommend you take the basic Plein Air Essentials course first.

11:10

In this 11-minute video, you'll see my entire setup for painting in pastel outdoors on-location, how I start a full-color painting with a liquid block-in, and then the finish. This is part of the pastel supplement to the basic Plein Air Essentials course. I recommend you take the basic Plein Air Essentials course first.

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Instructor Biography

Michael Chesley Johnson AIS PSA MPAC, Professional Landscape Painter

One of the country's top plein air painters, Michael works in oil and pastel in the American Southwest, coastal Maine and the Canadian Maritimes. He has been an invited artist to many national plein air painting events over the years and has competed in challenging locations such as the Grand Canyon.

Elected a Master Pastellist by Pastel Artists Canada in 2008, he is a Signature Member of the American Impressionist Society and the Pastel Society of America as well as a juried member of Oil Painters of America. He is the author of Backpacker Painting: Outdoors with Oil & Pastel and Through a Painter's Brush: The American Southwest. A long-time contributor to The Pastel Journal and Contributing Editor for The Artist's Magazine, he lives, paints and teaches on Campobello Island, New Brunswick, and in Sedona, Arizona. Michael also specializes in teaching small-size plein air workshops in oil and pastel for the intermediate and advanced level painter and for painters desiring mentoring.

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