Textural Variations in Landscape Painting (Pastel and Oil) with Lisa Mitchell

This workshop is filled. Please contact Judy Bittorf to be put on the waiting list.

judithbittorf@gmail.com     410-745-9004

Wed, Thurs, Fri, May 10, 11, 12, 2017

9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Calhoon MEBA Engineering School

27050 St. Michaels Rd.

Easton, MD 21601 

SMAL members $395; non-members $435  (lunch is included)

Registration deadline: April 19, 2017








Course Description:

Join us for a unique opportunity to study with talented painter and instructor Lisa Mitchell.  Lisa did a demo for the art league last spring and everyone was so excited about her presentation that we have invited Lisa back to do a workshop!

Students are invited to work in soft pastel or oil.  Oil Painters will learn to use a variety of brushstrokes, thicknesses of paint and painting knives to create the illusion of texture on the painting surface.  Artists will learn how to hold the brush to achieve a different quality of stroke.   

Pastel Painters will experiment with underpainting. They will use the painting surface, the pressure of the pastel stick and mark making to achieve textural contrast. Artists will learn how to make color adjustments with a simple ‘whisper’ of layering one pastel color over another.

 Each morning Lisa will provide demonstrations in both mediums with exercises designed for students to experiment with concepts for creating their own textural qualities.

In the afternoon (day 2 and 3) weather permitting, students may work plein air or in the classroom applying the prescribed techniques. The instructor will offer assistance.

Students need to have drawing experience and familiarity with their medium.

Lisa Mitchell received her formal art education at the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, concentrating in Illustration and Graphic Design.  After a twenty year career painting children’s portraits, Lisa now focuses primarily painting landscapes in oil and pastel. She is a member of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters, a Signature Member of the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, and a member of the Mid-Atlantic Plein Air Painters Association, Oil Painters of America. Lisa has won numerous regional awards for her pastels and was juried into the 2009 National Plein Air Easton Competition, Easton Maryland. To view Lisa’s work and complete list of awards go to  www.lisamitchellstudio.com

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