Life by Chocolate

Chocolate, white, milk, dark, in all its forms forms life. Chocolate truffles, caramels, and other confections are at the core of enjoyment. This is life by chocolate because death by chocolate is the wrong attitude.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Susan Ogilvie: Landscapes in Pastel June 7 - 13

This is a comprehensive workshop for the pastel painter who is interested in improving painting and “seeing” skills, developing stronger compositions, and moving beyond the literal sense of the landscape. By establishing a more personal approach to using shape, value, and color, the student can learn to create a dynamic, sensitive, and unique statement about the subject. Experimentation is the core of this workshop. Each day will focus on a different topic, illustrated during a morning demo/discussion and then explored in the students’ work at the easel. Exploring creative support surfaces and painting in the studio from field studies (both color and value studies) are at the heart of the class. “My goal with each student is to encourage exploration and self-discovery, motivate artistic growth, and act as the safety net!” This class will consist of 70% studio and 30% outdoor. This is an opportunity to explore, experiment, and grow.

· Instructor demonstrations daily

· Individual instruction and critiques

Susan Ogilvie’s creative efforts have resulted in a busy gallery exhibition schedule, numerous national awards, and signature status with the Pastel Society of America in New York. She is a respected juror, accomplished painting instructor, and popular guest speaker. Susan’s paintings are held nationally in many corporate and private collections, and published in The Best of Pastel, The Best of Drawing, and Pure Color: The Best of Pastel. Her work has also been featured in Southwest Art, The Artist’s Magazine, The Pastel Journal, and International Artists. Susan juried the “Landscapes and Interiors” category for The Pastel Journal’s 9th Annual “Pastel 100 Competition.” Gifted with a spirited and motivational teaching style, Susan conducts several comprehensive pastel workshops each year.