EXPLORING ABSTRACTIONS IN PASTEL AND MIXED MEDIA
Advanced Beginner and Above
Take the mystery out of abstraction and add excitement to your work with Debora’s step-by-step approach to developing abstractions. You will begin with energetic and expressive exercises designed to help you tap into your intuition. Then you will move into creating abstract compositions and color studies from a variety of source materials. Debora will expertly teach you how to develop an underlying structure with underpainting and use of pastel ground. Soon you will be applying abstract concepts to realistic subjects like figures, flowers and landscape.
This comprehensive workshop includes: in-depth color theory, a mixed media approach to both pastel and acrylic painting, composition and the elements of art, drawing exercises to aid painting development, creating a series of works and evaluating your painting. In this energizing, positive learning environment, observe your expertise, individuality and sense of adventure blossom! The workshop structure includes warm up exercises, demonstrations, short lectures, individual guidance, plus some fun group activities. You will come away with renewed creative energy and many new ideas to explore.
Debora’s works are intuitive, expressive and often have references to nature. She works in both soft pastel and mixed media acrylic paintings. She is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and a member of the Master’s Circle of the International Association of Pastel Societies. Her pastels have won awards from Pastel Journal Magazine, International Artist Magazine, International Association of Pastel Societies and the Pastel Society of America.
Debora is the author of the best-selling Northlight book, “Abstract Art Painting: Expressions in Mixed Media” and a series of Northlight videos on abstract painting. Her work has been included in many national juried exhibitions and she is represented by galleries and design firms throughout the United States.
See more on: www.deborastewart.com