Making Landscape Colors Sing: In Pastels
with Lana Ballot
Two Day Workshop: Nov 11-12, 2017, 10am – 4:30 pm
$270 M/$300 NM
During this workshop we’ll explore how to avoid muddy tired colors in a pastel painting and make confident color choices whether you want to capture a bright sunny day or subtle atmospheric effects. The introduction demo will illustrate the specifics of color layering and underpainting techniques to create beautifully nuanced color, depth and texture.
In a series of exercises we’ll explore how using different color characteristics we can improve the overall design, create more dynamic composition, make a stronger visual statement.
For a final work, students will have a choice of working from their own reference or using one of the provided photos.
All levels of experience are welcome.
List of materials will be provided.
Bio: Lana Ballot, PSA, is a professional artist and pastel painting instructor, living on Long Island, NY. Working primarily in pastels, she prefers this medium for its immediacy, spontaneity and unparalleled luminosity of color. Through years of experience painting outdoors Lana’s work is characterized by confident and expressive use of color and painterly mark-making. Lana is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America. Her work has been exhibited in National juried shows.
• 2015, her work received an Honorable mention in the Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 competition.
• 2016, she was awarded The Yang Family Award in the Pastel Society of America’s annual show Enduring Brilliance.
• 2017, she won 1st place awards in local and national pastel shows, and The Best of Show in For Pastels, Only On Cape Cod juried pastel exhibition.