Pastel Workshop with Jude Tolar, PSA, IAPS/MC*
-Please bring photos of landscapes
and other subjects that excite or puzzle you.
I’ll also have some photos you can use.
-Feel free to also bring an object(s) you’d like to paint.
-Soft pastels -- as many colors as you have
-Hard pastels – as many colors as you have
Yes, good pastels are expensive, but they last a long time. And they're wonderful! If you can, get at least a few colors to try.
Cut to 9x12, 8x10, 11x14 sizes or just bring and cut them at the workshop.
I will bring Art Spectrum ColourFix paper in burnt umber and aubergine AND UArt paper, 400-grit. You may buy these at my cost ($10 for ColourFix 19x27”; $5 for UArt 12x18” sheet), or bring your own.
-Hard backing to put behind sanded paper on the easel — a 1/2 sheet of foam core 16x20"
-An old filbert or flat brush, about 1/2” to 1” wide
-Aluminum foil — a piece 18-24" long, to put on easel tray to catch pastel dust
-Viva paper towels — Viva brand highly recommended, for its softness
Prairie Arts Center has standing easels and table easels; but feel free to bring your own
-A portable light for your easel. Can be a clip-on or floor light. Preferably with daylight/color-correct bulb
-Sketchbook — for notes, thumbnail sketches
-Drawing pencil or pen
-Soft filbert brush
Sources and Recommended Brands
In OKC, Porch School and Art Supply (near 50th & Santa Fe)
In Tulsa, Ziegler Art & Frame (near Lewis & Admiral)
Or you can order pastels and papers online:
Terry Ludwig, Dakota Pastels, Dick Blick, Jerry's Artarama, Cheap Joe's
1. Soft pastels:
Rembrandts — harder than most soft pastel brands, but will work
I use mainly Terry Ludwigs and a smattering of the other brands.
2. Hard pastels: Nupastel
3. Sanded papers:
Art Spectrum ColourFix in dark colors, UArt 400- or 500-grit for this workshop
Some of these are light in value. You can tone or underpaint them first.
LaCarte Pastel Premier