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Sat, Dec 03



Zoom Workshop by Sergey Pietilä "Landscape on Dark Surface"

Learn the master's secrets to creating an expressive landscape on a dark surface. You will learn about the basics of composition and create your own work.

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Zoom Workshop by Sergey Pietilä  "Landscape on Dark Surface"
Zoom Workshop by Sergey Pietilä  "Landscape on Dark Surface"

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Dec 03, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM PST


About the event

In this 1-day zoom workshop, you will learn how to build a perfect foundation for any landscape painting by creating a solid composition, exploring techniques for drawing on dark paper and creating artwork from your own references.

You’ll need 2 or 3 pictures of a landscape to use as your references, pastels, and several sheets of dark paper. A full sheet of Canson Me-Teintes Paper Ultramarine/Indigo (or any of darker colors) 19 x 25 inches is recommended. If you prefer to work on abrasive paper - please pick any dark sheet of your favorite surface. The colors of the sheets should be different.

“ I suggest my students be creative right from the start - at the point of choosing the reference pictures. During the lesson,  I will be showing the stages of drawing the artwork and the students will reproduce these stages using their own references.  Feedback will be provided after each step. At the end of the lesson, we will have a little exhibit where every participant will be able to reveal his or her original artwork approach and style and share it with everyone. Good luck to everyone!

Looking forward to seeing you at the workshop via Zoom.”

About Your Instructor: Sergey Pietilä is a professional artist and art educator.

Sergey's s interests are quite diverse. His favorite genres are portrait, landscape, and, on occasion, nudes.

Sergey studied art at the Pedagogical Institute and has been painting in pastels ever since.  Enjoying frequent travel, almost all of his drawings are made from life.  In the studio, only the final refinement takes place.

His main goals for his artworks are dynamic composition and the emotional charge of the work.  Sergey exhibits his work frequently, and his work has been honored with many awards.

Sergey is a Member of the Union of Artists of Finland, the Society of Pastelists of France, Russia, and America, as well as Nevada and Arizona, PSA Signature Member.

He is one of the organizers of the annual Plein-air in the Château de Bonnemare (France).


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