Composing Pastel Landscape Paintings with Aaron Schuerr
Skill Level: Intermediate, Advanced, Professional
Are you interested in trying a new medium such as pastels? Are you a pastel artist who would like to further develop your landscape composition ability? Do you have skills that you need to further develop?
Imagine if you could overcome existing obstacles and create a beautiful landscape from pastels! Artist Aaron Schuerr will focus on compositions in pastel landscape paintings in this course. He will teach you his process to create dynamic compositions with exercises and a long demo.
- Finding a Subject
How to analyze photo references to find an idea that sings.
- Sketching the Idea
Strategies for sketching, with a focus on finding the big idea- I’ll use charcoal as a tool for exploring composition.
- Refining the Idea
Strategies for editing and refining your concept- I’ll intentionally start a painting riddled with compositional errors, and then walk you through the process of diagnosing the problems and show you how to fix them.
- Executing the Plan
I’ll finish with a demo from the high alpine zone, with an emphasis on achieving scale and distance in your painting.
At the end of this course, you will be able to create a dynamic landscape course using pastels.