Mini-Workshop by Bethany Fields
Bethany Fields, PSA, IAPS/MC, will help attendees with use of reference photos as an aid, not to duplicate, a finished painting, experimenting with color, color harmony and underpainting techniques. Falling back on photo references is sometimes necessary when weather, location or physical limitations get in the way of your idyllic plein air dreams. How do we create evocative, glorious paintings when our photographs lack luster, depth or emotion? Students will learn to take their “boring” photos and create new compositions that pop with light, color and feeling.
Bethany Fields is an American contemporary artist working in pastel. She has gained national recognition with exhibits at the Salmagundi Club, National Arts Club, both in NYC, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio. She regularly hosts and teaches workshops around the country and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Degas Pastel Society and is a Master Circle member of IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies). She is an active member of American Women Artists and the American Impressionist Society. Bethany has recently been featured in the prestigious Pastel Journal magazine in both a featured article and as an honorable mention winner for the 2017 Pastel 100. Her work was also chosen as a finalist in Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition in 2016 and 2018.