Saturday, September 6, 2008

Studying with a master: Kitty Wallis, Day One

Here I am, ready to begin day 2 of a three day workshop with Master Pastel Artist Kitty Wallis. My weariness about painting the landscape falls away when I watch her paint her demo. First, she boldly creates a water-based under painting that looks like a big mess. Of course, it's exactly what she needs as a structure for the rest of the painting. Then, she adds pastel. And ...



It begins to jump off the page.

I'd like a super-sized order of zing and pop. Can I have some ketchup with that?

My first painting looks really interesting from 20 feet. Keep your distance!


Celeste Bergin said...

Those pastels look so pretty in a row..looking forward to what you paint to show what you learned in this workshop.

bullwinkle said...

Kitty certainly does have a knack with the pastels. I love "Leslie in the Hot Tub". The water is so fluid and bubbly. Amazing what all those colors add up to. I DO want to take a workshop from her.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Kitty is great. Of course. Hope you can make it to one of her workshops, John.

Thanks, Celeste, for your comment!