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Discover a variety of techniques for adding, removing, blending and layering soft pastels
Learn how to simplify values in your reference photo using the "see value" or "value study" app
Gain a broader understanding of color theory as it relates to value, balance and temperature in your work
Realize your creative voice as you express emotion and "energy" in your work through mark-making
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Get ready to paint, play, color and create bold portraits with soft pastels and a few household goodies you probably have on hand ;)
Sennelier Demi Pastels in the following numbers: 168 310 127 732 409 134 763 365 406
Mungyo Gallery Handmade Pastels are an affordable substitute for Sennelier
Canson or Strathmore Pastel Paper
Black and white charcoal pencils
Natural and 6synthetic paint brushes for blending and removing pastels
Hand wipes and cloth for cleaning fingers
Pastel Fixative for finished work
Copyright-free reference photo
See Value app for simplifying values (lights and darks) in your reference photo. You can also squint your eyes when looking at the photo to simplify the values.
*Please be aware that the dust from soft pastels can be toxic to inhale. Refrain from blowing on the applied pastels by tapping off the excess powder/dust into a waste bin and/or wear a dust mask to protect yourself.
Pastel Painting with Jen
Hi I'm Jen
In this course, you will find tips, techniques and step-by-step lessons to grow your skills, confidence and creative style for painting soft pastel portraits.
I'm so happy to share my creative passion with you. Let's go!
Jen is an artist I admire and a friend I've turned to for guidance in expressive art. I've thoroughly enjoyed Jen's comfortable and free flowing classes.
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