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Ongoing 4-Week Sessions with Pastel Instructor Janis Ellison at Central Art

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Focus On Design In Pastel Painting

 

Instructor: Janis Ellison
Where: Central Art classroom
When: September 10, 24, October 1, 8, 2018 (Four Monday sessions)
Time: 9:30-1:00
Fee: $125.00

 

Learn how shape, color, value, texture and line can influence your choices in composing a painting with good design elements. Join me for ongoing 4-week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.

 

Register NOW!

541-218-9788

[email protected] www.janisellison.com

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Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class

Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class!

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Dive Into An Exciting 4 Week Pastel Class with Janis Ellison

Explorations in Pastel Painting
with Janis Lacey Ellison
PSA, IAPS/MC, PSWC, PSO, NPS, PSNM, SPS
Price: $125.00
Workshop Dates: 5/14/2018 – 6/4/2018
Location: Central Art Classroom
Learn a variety of techniques in Pastel to capture color and texture in your paintings. This session will move beyond simple application and teach you techniques to give your paintings texture and color with an impressionistic painterly look and feel.
Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and individual instruction time at your easel.
All levels welcome.
Next class session May 14, 21, 28, and June 4, 2018. Four Monday sessions from 9:30-1:00 pm.
Register with $50.00 deposit, email or call for details.
Student supplies materials, supply list available upon registration.
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Contact: Janis Ellison
Phone: 541-218-9788
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Capturing Light in the Landscape with Pastels

Don’t miss out on this wonderful pastel landscape series with Janis Ellison!
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Take Control of Capturing  the Light in the Landscape!

with Janis Ellison

Dates: January 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th

Time: (Four Monday sessions) 9:30pm – 1:00pm

Fee: $125.00

Location: Central Art Supply classroom

This session will move beyond the basics of color theory and teach you techniques to capture that fleeting sense of light that inspires us to paint.

Join me for ongoing 4 week session classes that include demonstration and Individual Instruction time at your easel.

All levels welcome!

Register now 541-218-9788

www.janisellison.com

[email protected]

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Janis Ellison Pastel Workshop:

 

Janis Ellison is excited to offer the one day  pastel painting  workshop,

 

The Art of the Wave!

  Saturday, July 22nd, 10:00-3:00 at Central Art Supply

 

If you have reference photos of waves please bring them, Janis will also bring photographs if you do not have them.

 

Here is a tip: I find the best way to take photos of isolated waves is to take a video on your iPhone, then freeze the frame by taking a “screen shot” when you get that perfect wave. Here is how to do it on an iPhone, or iPad https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT200289. You could also take the video with your camera, load into you computer and use your photo editing software.

 

I have already received payment and deposits from many of you. If you haven’t registered yet you can do so by calling or emailing me to see if there is still space and then mailing either a 25.00 deposit or payment in full of 85.00 to me at the address below. (I will be away on a trip, so please don’t be alarmed if your check doesn’t get cashed until July when I return).

 

– Janis

 

Janis Ellison, Fine Artist

400 Rustic Canyon Drive

Grants Pass, OR 97526

541-218-9788

www.janisellison.com

[email protected]

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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

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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

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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

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.