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"Impressionistic Landscapes with Pastel" 
Greg Barnes
Tuesday and Wednesday October 19-20, 2021

Do you want to paint more loosely and spontaneously? Do you want to hone your pastel skills? Explore the impressionist style in pastel with award winning plein air artist Greg Barnes as your personal guide. Greg tailors his instruction to reach all levels from beginning pointers to advanced techniques. Working from photographs or smaller studies, the class will focus on capturing the essence of a scene through design, color harmonies, and intuitive interpretation.

Each day begins with a pastel demonstration and lecture by Greg, focusing on different aspects of producing a captivating landscape painting. The remaining time will be spent at your easel, painting from your own photos or ones supplied by Greg. He will visit each easel as you paint, giving individual instruction and personal attention. The class closes with a critique of each students work. 

About your instructor:
Greg Barnes received a BFA from Wake Forest University in 1985. He began painting full time following the 911 incident of 2001, when he realized “life is short”. He studied pastel and oil painting with Albert Handell and Scott Christensen early in his professional career. Currently he tours the country displaying in national art festivals, participating in plein air events, and teaching. Annually he earns awards for his pastel paintings, including 1st place in drawing/pastel at the 2020 Under the Oaks art festival, Vero Beach FL. Open to all levels with some painting experience. Full Members $275  - Associate Members $305 - Non Members $330
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