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Soft Pastel Still Life Painting with Patti Pease

October 5, 2019 w 12-4 pm

$67 materials included.

This workshop is designed to provide you with guidance and instpiration in creating your own beautiful 9x12 pastel still life painting. All materials will be provided and artists of all levels are welcome!

In this workshop you will:

  • learn about various types of pastels, papers, & fixing/mounting techniques;

  • practice on newsprint to get the flow of holding pastels and staying loose;

  • following the still life setup, you’ll recieve step by step instructions in a proven rotational method for success in bringing your own natural style to the surface.

  • discover how to use form and fill, the value of black & white & then color; and

  • grow your knowledge of composition, color and problem correction.

PATTI PEASE JOHNSON teaches art workshops in three mediums: liquid dye on silk, soft pastel, and watercolor at various locations around Hawaii Island. She has home and fashion accessory lines in galleries and gift shops around the state and her original paintings are found in many international collections. She also creates in metal and clay.

She has had 10 solo exhibitions, been in numerous juried art competitions, and has been curator of five major multiple artist exhibits. She has been a long time board member of various art organizations, currently on the board of Hawaii Craftsmen. Mrs. Johnson is a self-taught artist who relishes taking intensive art workshops when available, and enjoys the journey of learning and doing.

“I'm exhilarated by nature's beauty and vivid colors, and relish a rock, a leaf or piece of moss as much as a mountain or the ocean,” she explains. “It's the simplistic nature of life I find most intriguing. Flow and contrast, color and form, intuition and newness are what excites me in creation.

I use the mediums of liquid dye on silk with wax resist, metal forming, clay, soft pastels, and watercolor. For silk work, all colors are mixed using the four printing process colors: cyan, magenta, yellow and black. I'm very grateful to my parents for instilling the art of noticing nature's greatness. My artistic mission is to light people up with the colors of life.”

Earlier Event: September 7
Life Drawing with Rod Cameron
Later Event: November 2
Mondernism with Margaret Stanton