Teresa Saia






Beyond Extreme Plein Air Pastels

Part 1: Basics and Fundamentals - July 12-13-14
Independent Study - July 15-16-17
Part 2: Resolve / Field and Studio - July 18-19-20
$ 725

In this unique 2-part workshop format, master pastelist Richard McKinley will teach you the techniques and fundamentals necessary to structure a successful Plein Air painting and how to determine the necessary finishing touches that make a painting work.  In Part 1-Basics and Fundamentals you will learn how to produce a concise field sketch, a successful under-painting and improve your ability to accurately see value relationships and color harmonies when painting on location. During the 3 days of independent study you will have an opportunity to re-visit the painting sites and practice.  Richard will also be in the field mentoring and painting.  In Part 2-Resolve / Field and Studio you will learn how to resolve a field sketch into a finished painting on location and how to re-interrupt a painting in the studio.  Richard McKinley is a dedicated instructor. He has a wealth of information to share, is tireless in this pursuit and his intensity, focus and energy are legendary.

Richard McKinley has been a professional working artist for 35 years and has over 30 years of teaching experience.  He is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and Northwest Pastel Society; Signature Distinguished Pastelist with the Pastel Society of the West Coast; Signature Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of Oregon and a member of the Oil Painters of America.  His work is represented in several national galleries and he is a frequent contributing editor for the Pastel Journal. Richard’s work has been included in several books, most recently, A Painters Guide to Design and Composition, by Margot Schulzke and Pure Color, the Best of Pastel, edited by Maureen Bloomfield and James A. Markle, both published by North Light. Richard is currently doing a weekly blog for the Pastel Journal magazine titled ‘Pastel Pointers’ and is the Dakota Art Pastels catalog cover artist for 2008-2009. For more information about Richard, visit his website: