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Pastels for the faint-hearted with Lyn Evans

Pastels for the faint-hearted with Lyn Evans

10am – 4.30pm
£75 Lunch included
Material Charges : approx £5

Pastels for the Faint-Hearted.

During this day, Lyn will guide you through the composition process of creating your picture and will introduce you to the various ways of using pastels. She will help you to recreate a scene or landscape that Lyn will provide.  The day will start with students following me in mark making. It is important to see just what pastel is capable of, the joy it gives in its use and the effects that can be created.

Lyn prefers not to spend a lot of time demonstrating as it eats into students time, but will willingly demo if a student is facing a problem. At that time, everyone who wants to, can watch. We will work on during the day, each student will be working on pastel paper but will have the opportunity to use sanded paper for another work in the afternoon. Each student should have a small painting to take home at the end of the day, something to be proud of.

Dates for this course - see the table below to book:

Thursday 9 July 2020

Typically this course runs with around 9 students. Suitable for all abilities including beginners.

Please bring:  Lyn will bring all reference materials to work from. Students are asked to supply their own Soft pastels (oil based min 24 colours) and a small drawing board. There will be £5 materials charge payable on the day for the specialist paper etc 


About the Artist  I have painted throughout most of my life, from my years at Sunderland Art College to the present day,  I’m inspired mostly by the more unusual colours of nature. The early morning or late evening light, particularly during the Autumn months, is a favourite. I paint in oil, pastel and watercolours, each one bringing a different quality to the work.  So often it is the subject that will dictate the medium used.  Pastel is unsurpassed for colour and texture while oils excel in quality and the ability to move or blend.

Watercolour, with its more delicate character, is ideal for the beautiful misty days that we have in plenty in Cumbria.I paint everything and anything but landscape is my first love.So the countryside in which I live and the quality of light enjoy are present in all my work.

My influences are Chien Chung Wei, the Taiwanese watercolourist, Iain Stewart, the Scottish watercolourist  (both of whom I have painted with) and  Casey Klahn the American pastelist.

Workshop Details

Workshop Date Sat 1st June 2019 10:00 am
Available places 0
Individual Price £68.00
We are no longer accepting registration for this workshop
Quirky Workshops, Cumbria