Coastline in the Evening Light Pastel Workshop

Lana Ballot

Coastline in the Evening Light Pastel Workshop



In this 3-day studio workshop we will explore and practice the pastel techniques allowing us to capture the luminosity of an evening sky. We will also look at how the quickly changing color of light affects other parts of the landscape - land and water, and how it influences the mood of the painting.

Morning demos will be followed by students’ practice in the afternoon, with help at the easel.

Some previous experience with pastels needed, if you have any questions about this please contact us to discuss it


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Instructor: Lana Ballot

Time:  10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Dates: Friday, January 4th - Sunday, January 6th, 2019

Price: $400.00

Class Length: 3 Days

Level: Intermediate (must have previous experience)

Class size: 14

*When registering, be sure to select the "2019 Workshops" semester.

*If you have any difficulties or questions during the registration process, please feel free to call 631-250-9009.

Suggested Materials:



Soft Pastels
If you already have some pastels:
You can use pastels you have, just make sure you have some rich darks (blue, green,
brown), a range of bright warm colors for the sky and water (think sunset - yellows,
oranges, turquoise, blues), and some grayed blues and purples.
Terry Ludwig and Sennelier have some nice rich darks (like Terry Ludwig’s Eggplant
color V100).

--------------------- For those starting with pastels ---------------------------------------------
*(If you are a beginner, you are welcome to participate in this workshop - you can learn a
lot by watching the demos and practicing what you’ve observed. A 3-day workshop
cannot provide as thorough introduction to pastels as my regular weekly class does, but
I will help you at the easel as much as possible in this limited time.)
Less expensive option to start with pastels:
Rembrandt 60 Half Assorted set
The drawback of this set is the lack of really rich dark and softer light colors, so you will
need to add them later.
If your budget allows then this is a great quality option - these pastels are softer, you’ll
enjoy working them more and have better results with colors:
Sennelier Plein Air Landscape, Set of 80, Half-Sticks -
Hard Pastels
In addition to soft pastels, I use hard pastels (NuPastel is one of the hard pastel brands)
in the beginning of the painting, and for the underpainting. Here are my most used
20034-5013 — Light Blue - http://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-5013/
20034-5233 — Ultramarine Blue - http://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-5233/
20034-6591 — Hyacinth Violet - https://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-6591/
20034-3771 — Red Violet - http://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-3771/

20034-4511 — Orange - http://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-4511/
20034-4281 — Cadmium Yellow Deep - http://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-4281/
20034-6421 - Orchid - https://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-6421/
20034-7071 — Olive Green - http://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-7071/
20034-5200 — Indigo Blue - https://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-5200/
20034-7004 — Bottle Green - http://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-7004/
20034-5951 — Spruce Blue - http://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-5951/
20034-7111 — Cordovan - http://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-7111/
20034-5391 - Blue Violet - https://www.dickblick.com/items/20034-5391/
All projects will be done on sanded paper. I will have demos on three types/colors of
sanded paper, that’s what is necessary for your projects as well:
- on regular neutral color UArt paper using underpainting (have 1 or 2 sheets, 400 or
500 grade, 9”x12” is a good size for workshop)
- on black sanded paper (can be UArt or Art Spectrum Colourfix)
- on toned dark color sanded paper (like Art Spectrum Colourfix papers - Aubergine,
Burgundy, Storm Blue, Deep Ultra). I’ll have some of these available for purchase (cash
only!) during the class depending on the color that works best with your chosen
reference. Or you can buy a few sheets in different darker colors online
• Foam Boards (for attaching the pastel paper to them, easier to transport them that way
as well)
• Glassine (or tracing paper) to protect paintings
• Pencil 2B or softer or Vine Charcoal for value studies
• Sketchbook or paper
• Artist Masking Tape (1/2” is good)
• Disposable gloves (better to get vinyl gloves in case some have allergy for
Reference Photos:
I will provide reference photos for painting. Students can also bring their own and we’ll
discuss if they would be good to use.