Our Workshop on Saturday 26th May will be led by Inta Charteris on Pastels.
Inta Charteris is a beautiful painter in pastels. The sea is her love and specialty. Using pastels, we will capture the essence of the sea, and paint a beautiful seascape.
- MATERIALS LIST
Canson MiTex pastel paper in Deep Blue “500” approximately A3 size or 30 x 45cm. You can cut to preferred size.
Disposable gloves ( messy painting, protects hands )
Apron ( optional)
Foam board ( for transporting finished work, or similarly use cardboard sheets in size of pastel
Glasene Paper ( or ordinary Baking Paper to size of work to protect against smudging of completed pastel)
Subject provided but may use ones own.
Easel (desktop or other) with an alfoil constructed catch tray for pastel dust. I use Alfoil from Woolies and make it to size.
Charcoal to sketch in subject
You may use similar or your own choice but I will be using the following:
Sky and Clouds:
Sennelier 714 (mid blue)
Art Spectrum (AS) Phthalo Blue X530
AS Flinders Blue Violet D520
Rembrandt Raw Umber 408.5
W & N Raw Sienna 552…for highlights
Unison Dk 15
AS Turquoise T535
Rembrandt Blue/Green 640.7
Rembrandt Prussian Blue 508.8
Conte Prussian Green 043 Conte Cold Green 073
AS Blue Grey V527 and P527
AS Spectrum Blue T524 (optional)
Trees on Headland (optional):
Rembrandt Olive Green 620.3
As Green Grey P574
Or use any Australian green pastels. There is very limited vegetation in subject photo which you would may wish to omit entirely.
Glasene paper and masking tape to cover finished work to avoid damage to pastel work. You can also use ordinary baking paper.
Foam board between which to sandwich completed work after positioning glasene /baking paper.
Drawing has always been an integral part of my life. I have been told that I was literally born with a pencil in my hand, producing my first ever drawing, of a fish, at the age of 2 years. From there followed a keen desire to draw anything that took my fancy. The sheer wonderment of creating something on a blank piece of paper using ones imagination or simply replicating scenes or subjects was a huge driving force.
My early years were spent drawing animals and still life, seascapes came much later. Although I studied Art in High School, it was practicality that determined my career path after which raising a family interrupted my art escapades. It would be decades later that I was introduced to the wonderful world of pastels.
Growing up on the Northern Beaches cultivated my love of the ocean and surrounds, having spent endless hours observing and exploring. Watching the ever changing sea and play of light over the waves or still water filled me with a deep desire to capture some of those fleeting images and convey that beauty and energy onto canvas. From influences of the Old Masters with their mastery of realism to present day artists such as Tricia Taylor, John Wilson, Grace Paleg and Andrew Tischler, realism draws me like a magnet.
I am an Exhibiting Member of the Royal Art Society, Ku-ring-gai Art Society, Mosman Art Society and the Northern Beaches Art Society through which I regularly exhibit my works, in pastels, oils and pencils.
During this time I have been selected for the Warringah Art Prize Exhibition, featured in Australian Artist Magazine ( 2014), been the Featured Artist for the Northern Beaches Art Society (2016) as well as having a pastel Demonstration article in Artists Palette Magazine ( 2016), received multiple People’s Choice Awards and prizes, presented with the Anne and Bill Gomes Memorial Award in Pastels (2016), the Ku-ring-gai Art Society’s Silver Jubilee Trophy ( 2017), conducted Workshop/Demonstrations as well as being commissioned for works in oils and pastels.
You can book this workshop online via this KAS website. http://ourkas.com.au/news/workshops/
Any inquiries please contact Anne Carpenter on 0411 034 413