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Workshops & summer courses

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Why am I taking a break ...

Passionate about my job, I have enjoyed sharing my intuitive approach and landscape technique with trainees from all walks of life.

I love to give some keys work and see my students evolve, offering them the best light, and sharing multiples locations.

The surrounding hills have seen many beginners and professional pastellists to set, at the best season of the year when the wheat sways under the wind or fills with shades of pink and ochre.

 

But traineeships ask for time and energy, making me choose every year between these interactions and my personal work. So, I now decide to reserve summertime for my family or painting.

I will offer you new opportunities for meeting and sharing moments by animating some training courses during my exhibits.

 

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See you very soon,

Sophie

Outdoor equipment

For information…

Equipment
• two light boards (featherboard) format 50/50 cm and a few sheets of crystal paper
• an outdoor easel
• a folding chair with armrests and a board to put on it to place the pastels
• some sheets for sketching and framing
• a roll of good quality beige paper masking tape minimum width 4 cm
• a cutter
• a great rule
• a damp microfiber cloth in a small plastic bag and an old sheet cloth
• an apron, a hat large enough to have the eyes in the shade

 

The support
We will work on a 50/65 cm pastel-card format: provide a choice of burnt sienna, English red (which is pink ocher); 1 sheet per day of training, or 2 pastels.

 

Pastels
Common sense recommends a wide selection of greens, ochres and blues for drawing in nature. Favor individual pastels rather than selected boxes which have certain colors that you never use. The new pastels are removed from the rings and cut in half (slight incision by turning around with a cutter). Imperative: a very dark purple, blue, green and brown.
Greens: this is the most important color in nature, olive green, chrome, bronze, fir ... A selection of 20 dark greens and 20 warm and cold light greens seems reasonable to me.
Blues: a selection of mainly light blues in the shades of Prussia, Cerulean, Cobalt, Ultramarine, Indigo.
Ochres and browns: a wide palette from dark to light is necessary (unlike blues). Warm browns, reddish and cool in dark. Clear yellow and pink ochres.
Colored grays: all undefined colors are very valuable outdoors.

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