Rosie McClelland Art

Seascapes in Pastels Workshop

In Workshops on July 1, 2013 at 8:33 pm

 Saturday June 8th 2013

Soft pastels are, for me, a perfect medium for representing one of my favourite subjects – the sea. Whether it’s the wild, grey and black, crashing waves of the Atlantic or the gleaming reflective blues and greens of a summer-calm harbour.

Tetherd Red Boat

Rosie McClelland “Tethered Red Boat on a Green Sea”

Water has a pattern and if you look long and hard enough this becomes apparent.

We started off by searching for this pattern using just charcoal, standing at an easel where possible and a good distance away in order to use the natural rythm and flow of the body

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Roberta Lindsay Charcoal on Paper

Each person had their own image source and I had supplied board with roughly prepared gesso and marble dust which they coated first with a thin layer of acrylic colour of their choice. My suggestion was to underpaint with a warm colour such as burnt sienna. The underpainting colour will affect each subsequent colour applied and even if it can no longer be seen it will warm the final image.

The workshop consisted of people of varying abilities and experience and some of the following images are still works in progress.

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Roberta Lindsay

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Ciara Gilmore 

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Pamela G

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Catherine McKeever

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Maureen Ellis

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Lorraine McCreery

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Elizabeth Mercer

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Rachel Gilmore

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Kay Cullen

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Elizabeth Gowdy

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  1. fabulous…some really great work there . put me in mind….and all that!! G.

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