Les Darlow Pastel workshop
Saturday October 5 to Saturday October 12 2019
Pastels & Pan Pastels in Valencia
Paste painting artist Les Darlow, born in Blackpool, England, where he still lives.
Although trained originally as a technical and scientific illustrator, he has now freed himself of the restraining preciseness of a photo-realistic painting and now paints expressively and creatively with feeling, passion and great energy
Les has a great love and passion for weather and landscapes.
As a result, in most of his paintings, can be seen the expression of feeling, light, movement and energy uniquely found within the natural landscapes.
The cloud man.
For this reason and being plainly noticeable by the impressive cloud formations which he creates.
Quote from Les
“You can paint the same scene over and over again as the light and weather changes the subject matter, particularly on magnificent landscapes, continuously, thereby creating numerous variations”.
Cloudy days are great.
As a result of Les’ total fascination of clouds, weather and skies he has become quite an authority, hence his reputation as a pastel artist is spreading throughout the art world, in particular within the USA.
With Les Darlow you will be shown all the essential concepts in the use of Pastels and Pan Pastels. Les will teach you all you require for your pastel paintings to considerably improve.
On this course, whatever your present level, you will have a personalized teaching week and your paintings and pastel techniques will evolve significantly.
Too much detail.
Les will show you how to become less preoccupied with extracting every detail and to become more abstract with your work.
Balance and light.
Think more about composition, light and the balance of shapes while eliminating some of the detail without losing focus on the subject.
Enjoy the ride.
You will join Les on a journey which certainly is continuously creating, evolving, exiting and inspiring as you develop new skills.
For anyone with an interest in learning the basics or developing their already practised pastel painting techniques this workshop is a must.
Not to mention.
Les is notably one of a unique small group of artists who teach and advance the use of Pan Pastels. We cannot emphasize enough the amount of help Les can give to progressive pastel painters.
All in all.
Therefore early booking is highly recommended for a guarantee of not being disappointed.
Don´t think about this for too long.
Act fast, because this workshop was postponed from 2020.
Only a few spaces left for April 2021.
Don't delay book today with only a €100 deposit.
We will send you a material list as suggested by the tutor two months before the course start date.
If you do not wish to carry all the materials with you then we have a supply in our Benigánim art studio where you may purchase all you need.
Materials. medical insurance.
flights. staff gratuities.
Holiday cancellation insurance is strongly recommended.
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