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Pastel Landscape Painting with Janis Ellison

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Pastel Landscape Painting with Janis Ellison

at Central Art Supply

Next Class Session; Sept 5 (Labor Day), 26, Oct. 3, 17, 2016

 

Four Monday sessions 9:30am–1:00pm

Fee: $125.00

Location: Central Art classroom

 

“Pastel Painting with a Focus on Landscape” with Janis Ellison

(PSA, IAPS/MC, PSWC, PSO, NPS, PSNM, SPS)

 

*Learn to Paint Elements of the Landscape: Trees, Fields, Distant Mountains in Pastel using simplified techniques.

 

Are you looking for an experienced instructor who provides plenty of information on technique, value, composition, color, and design in an atmosphere of learning where the student feels supported and valued for their own individual artistic journey? Join Pastel Painting with a Focus on Landscape with Janis Ellison for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.

 

Class size limited. Register now 541-218-9788

 [email protected]

Pastel Painting in a Series, Class with Janis Ellison

Janis Ellison February 2016 Class: Pastel Painting in a Series. Image shown: Winter Blush, pastel painting
Winter Blush, by Janis Ellison

Janis Ellison February 2016 Class: Pastel Painting in a Series

The focus of the next session will be finding what inspires you and creating a series

February 1, 8, 15, and 22, 2016

Mondays from 9am-1:00pm, $125.00
Central Art Supply, Medford, Oregon

Register Now!

541-218-9788

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Pastel Landscape Painting Class with Janis Ellison : Rivers and Rocks

Pastel Landscape Painting Class with Janis Ellison : "On the River" pastel painting by Janis Ellison. Join me for an exciting 4 week session chock full of painting tips and techniques to improve your paintings or help you get started in Pastel, starting January 4, 2016

Pastel Landscape Painting Class with Janis Ellison : Join me for an exciting 4 week session chock full of painting tips and techniques to improve your paintings or help you get started in Pastel, starting January 4, 2016Pastel Landscape Painting Class with Janis Ellison : Rivers and Rocks

Join me for an exciting 4 week session chock full of painting tips and techniques to improve your paintings or help you get started in Pastel! Learn techniques in this pastel landscape painting class with Janis Ellison to make your water paintings come alive with movement and color!

Take this opportunity to follow your passion!

From your original concept, you will be provided with step by step demonstrations and manuals to help you take away the tools you need to complete paintings. Individual Coaching at the easel and weekly demonstrations will set you up for success in a fun, inspiring, creative learning environment!

All Levels Welcome!

Ready to simplify your approach and focus on a direct approach to painting? During this session we will begin with a toned surface using a dry application method in Pastel. This class will provide you with that “bread and butter” technique in pastel that translates wonderfully to Plein Air work when time is of the essence. From your original concept you will be provided with step by step demonstrations and manuals to help you take away the tools you need to complete paintings. Individual Coaching at the easel and weekly demonstrations will set you up for success in a fun, inspiring, creative learning environment.

All levels welcome, a supply list will be provided

Deposit of 50.00 due at registration with the remainder due the first day of class. Feel free to call if you have questions.

Four Monday Sessions; 9:30-1:00 pm, March 2, 9, 16, and 23rd.

Ongoing Four week sessions after this session with a new focus each workshop.

Send Deposit to;

Janis Ellison

400 Rustic Canyon Drive

Grants Pass, OR 97526

Contact Information:
Janis Ellison

[email protected]
541-218-9788

Pastel Landscape Painting Class with Janis Ellison : Rivers and Rocks

$125.00
Workshop Dates: 1/4, 1/11, 1/18, and 1/25, 2016
Time: 9:30-1:00 pm
Location: Central Art Supply Classroom
101 North Central Avenue
Medford, OR 97501

Deposit of 50.00 due at registration. Send to Address below.

High Desert Falls

“High Desert Falls” was a demonstration painting for my weekly class on the subject of choosing a warm or cool palette for a painting using the Analogous Color Wheel. The subject was inspired by a hike in the Las Vegas hills to a waterfall (yes! there is nature in Las Vegas). I kept the subject loose and painterly to fit the subject of moving water. This painting is available through http://dailypaintworks.com

 

 

 

First, I decided to create two small pastel sketches, 6×8 using cool color choices and secondly, warm color choices. The colors you see on the strips to the right of the sketches are the color choices for the under painting.

 

When choosing these colors I used the Analogous Color Wheel which is based on the Munsell Color Wheel. Munsell used five primary colors; Red, Yellow, Green, Blue and Purple, differing from the traditional triadic color wheel; using the three primary colors of Red, Yellow and Blue.

For example for the warm color palette, I chose Orange as my dominate Hue, then followed the color wheel to choose the complement and discord colors. It is important to remember to use the neutrals and not necessarily the full chroma or intensity of the colors chosen.

 

This system will automatically create a harmonious color palette and simplify your choices as you paint. Give this system a try today, I think you will find it will expand your color choices beyond attempting to copy the colors of your photographic reference.

 

If you want to challenge yourself further, create the painting from a black and white version of your reference, as I did in these sketches to free you up from local color and get your creative juices flowing!

 

6×8 Pastel Sketches with pastel spread with alcohol under painting in both cool and warm color choices

I chose the warm color palette using predominantly Terry Ludwig Shades of Nature Set for the under painting. I further varied my final version of the painting by choosing the composition from the cool sketch and the palette choices from the warm sketch. Does your brain hurt yet?

 

Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Festival

Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 6-8, 2015. This year I’ll be representing my gallery, Haystack Gallery throughout the weekend events. Friday night is the Art in Action event where the public gathers to watch artists create their works of art with an opportunity to purchase directly from the artist.

Saturday, I will be demonstrating “Anatomy of a Wave” in pastel at Haystack Gallery. Please come by and visit if you are in the area, or consider making a trip to Cannon Beach for this fun weekend filled with Art, performances and a special concert.

www.cbgallerygroup.com

www.cannonbeach.org/stormy-weather-arts-festival

 

Family Farm

What could be better than spending a fall morning painting at a family farm, Pennington Farms in Applegate valley near where I live in Southern Oregon? penningtonfarms.net

The renovated rustic barn on their large berry farm produces a wonderful variety of berry jams and home baked pies and cookies. The Pennington family welcomed our painting group, PASSO who worked diligently to represent an aging barn brought to life.

I painted this pastel directly on Wallis Belgium Mist surface using a variety of hard and soft pastels. I sketched the image first in my notebook with pencil, doing a rough value study. Then I drew the basic shapes and outline on the surface with a paynes grey Creatacolor pastel pencil.

I didn’t have an umbrella and the sun became very intense after about an hour in a half so I knew it was time for a cookie break and to start the next painting.

Pastel Painting with Janis Ellison

Monet, pastel painting by Janis Ellison

Monet, by Janis Ellison

Pastel Classes are now forming with Janis Ellison. Weekly classes designed to teach you simple techniques to create beautiful pastel paintings. Each week the curriculum is designed to focus on different elements of landscape painting and pastel technique. Learn from an accomplished artist and experienced teacher close to home without the cost of traveling to expensive workshops!

Contact Janis Ellison at www.janisellison.com or call 541-218-9788.

Central Arts Supply, Medford

Fridays, 12:00-4:00pm, 2/7, 2/14, 2/28, & 3/14

$125.00 for the four week session, Register with a $25.00 deposit

Janis Ellison is a Master Pastelist who has been a professional artist and teacher for 20 years. She is a signature member of Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Pastel Society of Northwest, Sierra Pastel Society, and a Master Pastelist in Pastel Society of Oregon. Galleries in Oregon and California represent her work.

She will be published in Pastel Journal April 2014 and has won numerous awards regionally and internationally.

Honors for Janis Ellison!

Image of painting "Spring Meadow"  Pastel by Janis Ellison, 11 x 14

“Spring Meadow” Pastel by Janis Ellison, 11 x 14

Pastel Journal Honorable Mention Badge for Janis Ellison

This painting won an Honorable Mention in the Landscape category of Pastel Journal 100 competition. It will be published in the April 2014 edition of the magazine. Only 100 paintings selected from over 1500 entries. This image is still available, please contact me to purchase.

Editor’s note: you can find Janis Ellison’s contact information, social networks and website links in her listing at www.soartists.com

A Free Tool for the Artist

While teaching a Plein Air workshop one summer I invented this tool for participants to put on their easel to remind them to simplify the landscape and focus more on Composition and Design elements in their paintings. To free yourself from trying to render “objects” like trees, bushes, water, and clouds and to think in terms of balance, asymmetrical design, and movement in your painting, try posting this handy tool on your easel. Happy Painting!

S Q U I N T

S= Shapes: Simplify, see and sketch basic shapes 

Q= Question: What inspired me to paint the scene? What is my focal point? 

U= Understand: Understand your composition, decide what to include, what to leave out. 

I = Interpret:  Interpret the whole, do not get stuck in detail 

N= Negative space: Is it interesting? Are there pleasing shapes in the negative space? Is there Variety?

T=Tones: Identify lights and dark values in the painting. Where is the lightest Light? Darkest Dark?

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Creative Pastel Painting with Janis Ellison

picture ofpastel artist Janis Ellison

Pastel Artist Janis Ellison

Workshop Dates: Fridays; January 10, 17, 24, and 31st
Time: 12:00-4:00 pm
Location: Central Arts Classroom
101 N Central Ave
Medford, OR 97526

Explore Pastel Techniques with Janis and learn to loosen up and explore this exciting medium in the New Year. This session will explore adding texture to create a 3D dimension to your painting and create exciting texture to grasses, water, snow and trees. Information on all aspects of landscape painting with a focus on edge control, calligraphy, and developing your personal concept in your paintings. Demonstrations weekly with individual instruction at the easel in the afternoon.
Call or email now to register, artist supplies own materials. Material list available upon registration.

Send 25.00 deposit to secure your place. Many of you have already notified me and are on the list, please confirm your attendance with an email or phone call. Please forward this email to your art friends who may be interested in taking this class


Janis Ellison
400 Rustic Canyon Drive
Grants Pass, OR 97526
www.janisellison.com
541-218-9788