Jeanne Rosier Smith
Spring 2020 Workshop
(Workshop is full)
Making Waves: Seascapes
Saturday & Sunday, March 7 & 8, 2020
Location: Apache Shores Community Hall
14919 General Williamson Dr.
In this workshop, attendees learned to create the illusion of crashing waves in pastel, to go beyond the flat blues of photographs to enliven a seascape with the colors in your memory.
Attending artists started with simple, abstracted underpaintings to build a strong foundation. Jeanne showed how to crop photos for effective compositions, look at water’s reflective qualities and explore how light, motion and what lies beneath all affect what we see, and what we paint. Day one explored the anatomy of the wave and strong underpaintings, and day two looked at waves coming on shore, how to compose the coastline, and how to create convincing sand and foam.
Jeanne was featured in the August 2018 Pastel Journal, for which she has also been a regular contributor. She will be Artist in Residence at the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, MA in September, 2019. She has a signature set of Seascape pastels with Terry Ludwig Pastels, and Richeson Pastels has just come out with a signature Land and Sea set of 80 pastels chosen by Jeanne. Jeanne offers workshops in her Sudbury, MA pastel studio, across the US and in Europe.
Jeanne has won numerous top awards, including first place in Pastel Journal magazine’s 2019 Top 100 landscape competition, an honor she also took in 2017. She is a Master Artist with the Copley Society, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the American Society of Marine Artists, an IAPS Master’s Circle Member, and a member of New York’s Salmagundi Club. Jeanne has exhibited work in museums nationwide and her work is in collections on five continents.
Candid photos from Jeanne’s workshop:
|Jen Evenhus Workshop, March 4-5, 2019
Master Pastelist Jen Evenhus kicks perfection out the window, giving students permission to experiment with pastel to create bold expressive works of art as we step fearlessly toward the unknown.
|Margaret Dyer Workshop, March 4-5, 2018
Margaret Dyer gave a workshop on her technique for figures in pastel. She teaches a simple step-by-step method. Working with live models, they explored drawing, composition, anatomy, proportion, value, color, and pastel application. Emphasis was on developing form using light and shadow.
|Stephanie Birdsall Workshop, March 2-5, 2017
Stephanie Birdsall is a “Putney Painter”, founded by Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik, painting with them for the last 10 years. She is a Master Pastelist with PSA and IAPS. She received more than 50 awards, has been featured in numerous publications, and on PBS.