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Richard McKinley
pastel, Oil painter welcome
All demos in Pastel
plein air and studio

July 31 - Aug 4, 2017
Bend, OR

Sorry Workshop  has been cancelled

Class Outline

    Workshop Schedule, “Pastel en plein air” The workshop schedule is open to change, as the situation requires. It is best
    to check-in when arriving and leaving for updates.

    Monday - 9 AM: Classroom - Workshop orientation, review of supply list, plein air equipment, and landscape painting
    theories. Pastel Pointers: Top 100 Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings, North Light Books. Richard’s 2010 book will
    be frequently referenced throughout the workshop. This will used as a textbook in lieu of handouts.
    Afternoon: Outdoor Location - A quick Pastel Field Sketch demonstration on the basics of working “en plein air”. The
    importance of composition and value relationships will be the focus. The remaining afternoon students will work on
    location with individual help at the easel.

    Tuesday - 9 AM: Outdoor Location – Pastel demonstration utilizing a pastel underpainting.
    Afternoon: Students paint on location with individual help at the easel.

    Wednesday - 9 AM: Classroom introduction to wet mixed-media underpainting techniques.
    Afternoon: Students work in the classroom with individual help at the easel.
    Evening: Class dinner and slide presentation.

    Thursday -
    9 AM: Outdoor Location – Pastel demonstration utilizing a mixed-media underpainting.
    Afternoon: Painting on location with individual help at the easel.

    Friday -
    9 AM: Student’s paint in classroom with individual help at the easel.
    1:30 PM: In-depth Critique begins in classroom - Bring the weeks work along with a portfolio of images for the
    critique the last day.  Originals, prints, and photos are welcome.

    Pastel Society of America Hall of
    Fame pastelist Richard McKinley
    will demonstrate how to produce a
    concise field-sketch on location with
    pastel and how underpainting
    techniques can expand creativity,
    both on location and in studio.
    Forming the initial concept to the
    final pastel marks necessary to make
    a painting work will be covered.
    Through individual attention, group
    critiques, and class discussions, you
    will leave with a clear understanding
    of the universal basics of painting.
    Richard has a wealth of information
    to share as a dedicated instructor.
    He is tireless in this pursuit and his
    intensity, focus, and energy, are

    Richard McKinley has been a professional working artist/teacher for over 40 years. His work is represented in
    several national galleries and is in the permanent collection of the Butler Institute of American Art Museum. He holds
    artist membership at the Salmagundi Club in NYC and has participated in their American Masters Exhibition. In 2010
    he was inducted into The Pastel Society of America's Hall of Fame at the National Arts Club in NYC and in 2012
    designated Pastel Laureate by the Pastel Society of the West Coast. His oil and pastel paintings have been featured in
    numerous National/International art publications including: Southwest Art, American Artist, Workshop magazine,
    Artist magazine, Practique des Arts, and since 2003 has been a frequent contributing editor to the Pastel Journal. He
    has been included in numerous art books and years of his published materials were compiled in 2010 by North Light
    publications into the best selling book: "Pastel Pointers, Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings". Currently, a
    coffee table sized book featuring over 100 of Richard's pastel and oil paintings is in the works.

    An avid plein air painter, Richard divides his time between painting the locations he is passionate about, reinterpreting
    those paintings back in the studio, writing about art matters, and instructing workshops.