The sky is the most emotional aspect of any landscape painting. It sets the mood, time of day and the attitude of your painting. Water makes up 70% of the earth’s surface, and is a frequent subject of landscape painting. In this four-day workshop, we will investigate the individual characteristics of sky and water and how to render them. On Day One and Two, we will work on techniques for clear skies and creating believable clouds. On Day Three, we use underpainting to explore the layers of transparency in water, and Day Four, we work on whitewater. There will be daily demonstrations along with plenty of one-on-one instruction at your easel. Workshop will be held indoors.
Liz Haywood-Sullivan, PSA-MP, IAPS/MC, is a representational landscape artist painting in the pastel medium. Her award-winning paintings are defined by strong contrasts and color, dramatic lighting, and graphic compositions, which often feature the interplay between man and the environment. In 1996, she left the design world to follow her passion for fine art and since then has worked as a professional artist, art educator, and arts advocate. Liz became the Third President of the International Association of Pastel Societies (IAPS)
in 2013. She is currently working on her third IAPS Biennial Convention and the twelfth IAPS Juried Exhibition during her tenure. She also is the IAPS representative to the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) Subcommittee responsible for developing
standards for health labeling, performance, and quality of artist materials. She is on the Board of Advisors for The Pastel Journal, and is a Board Member for the China Pastel Network/Ming Gallery of Art in China. She has earned Master Pastelist status with the Pastel Society of America and has her Master Circle designation with IAPS. Liz’s paintings have appeared in art magazines around the world, and she appears in numerous books, including authoring Painting Brilliant Skies and Water (Northlight Books 2013) which was recently translated into Chinese. Her artwork is represented by Vose Galleries of Boston, the oldest family-owned gallery in the US. In addition to her paintings, Liz’s current schedule includes teaching workshops nationally and internationally, along with judging and demonstrating for numerous pastel societies and art organizations. Visit lizhaywoodsullivan.com.