Richard Suckling – Limited Palette for Maximum Impact (Online); Mondays, March 11-25, 2024

Date: Mondays, March 11-25, 2024
Time: 9:00-11:00 AM Pacific Time, 12:00-2:00 PM Eastern Time/4:00-6:00 PM London Time
Level: All
Medium: Pastel

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This three week-course is all about using a limited palette of colours to achieve dramatically lit landscapes and seascapes in soft pastels. By reducing the number of colours in our paintings we will rely on using strong tonal effects and good design to create impact. The course will look at choosing a small but harmonious selection of colours and also how the colour of the painting surface we decide on has an effect on the finished painting.

From a small tonal sketches to establish the initial designs, we will make larger studio paintings which will celebrate the light to its full potential.

Richard Suckling studied illustration at Cambridge School of Art and worked for a number of years as an illustrator in London, before heading to the beautiful West of England to pursue a new career as a painter. He works almost exclusively in soft pastels and sells his work worldwide through galleries and privately through his social media pages and website.

He enjoys teaching regular workshops, throughout the UK, as well as pastel demonstrations and workshops on-line worldwide. He was one of the faculty members for Pastel Live in 2022, as well as appearing on Art School live with Eric Rhoads, and is currently a member of the advisory board for the Pastel Today website.

As well as writing regularly for magazines extolling the virtues of this amazing medium, including The Artist Magazine in the UK, articles on Richard’s work have also appeared in Plein Air Magazine in the US, Practique Des Arts in France, Pastel World Magazine in China.

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About Our Online Classes:

  • This class is taught live via Zoom. To take this class, you need a microphone and camera enabled computer OR an iPad /smart tablet OR a smart phone (android or IOS) and a strong internet connection.
  • You will have access to an online class group message board on our website where you can share work, comment and ask questions. (Exact use of the message board, critique of student work and general class format is at the discretion of the instructor, please check course description for details.)
  • Class will be recorded and recordings expire 60 days after the final day of the course.
  • Participants will receive an email with the Zoom link and class details 5-7 days before the class starts (don’t forget to check your junk folder). Zoom link will also be posted in the class message board. Check your confirmation email for a message board link. Find out how to access the class group message board here.