Cuddy Farm, County Mayo, Ireland.

Workshops

Clinton Art Center, Clinton  MI.

March-April 2019

Plein Air Painting at Breezy Point

8/11-8/17 2018

Join me for a week of early morning plein air painting opportunities at the Breezy Point beach community in New York.  Contact me for more information.

Enhanced Landscapes in Pastel - Michigan Art Center

10/11-11/15 2017. Wednesdays 7-9pm (skip November 1)

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The Landscape in Pastel - Michigan Art Center

 

May 10 for 6 weeks (skipping June 7). 

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Experience the joy of pure color pastels! The Landscape in Pastel workshop will enable the aspiring pastel artist to create unique, contemplative landscape paintings.  We will demonstrate how composition, perspective, color and value development come together to create a successful landscape painting. Emphasis will be on developing atmospheric impacts (local vs. distant color, haze, fog), including the creation of depth and distance with layering and lighting effects.

 

Students will create key landscape element studies including sky, water and reflections, rocks and mountains, trees and fields, using reference photos provided by the instructor.

 

Pastel painting techniques covered in the workshop will include preparing a base under-painting, enhancing color depth through multiple hues of similar value, and various pastel stroke methods such as layering, blending, scumbling and cross-hatching.

 

The student will complete 1-2 pastel paintings during the six-week session of approximately 9x12 size. Students are expected to have a basic ability to create a landscape painting (i.e. experience with other mediums such as pencil, watercolor, oil or acrylics is preferred).  Participants may choose any subject to paint and should bring appropriate reference materials such as photographs. Students are expected to bring their set of pastels, sanded paper and a foam core board for mounting the paper.  Sanded paper will be available for purchase at cost.

Past Workshops and Events

The Landscape in Pastel - Michigan Art Center

March 8, 2017  for four weeks. 

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Bob will demonstrate how composition, perspective, color and value development come together to create a successful landscape painting. Focus on developing atmospheric impacts (local vs. distant color, haze, fog), including the creation of depth and distance with layering and various lighting effects. Techniques covered will include preparing a base under-painting, enhancing color depth through multiple hues of similar value, and various pastel stroke and blending methods.  

 

 

The Landscape in Pastel - Michigan Art Center

January 11, 2017  for four weeks. 

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Plein Air Events (contact Bob for details):

Saturday, October 1, 2016. 

Marsh Meadows Park, Pittsfield Township, Michigan. "Autumn at the Buttonwood Field."

Bob Palmerton has taught landscape painting workshops at the 212 Art Center in Saline, Michigan.  ​

Visit Bob Palmerton Pastels frequently for information on upcoming studio and plein air painting workshops.