Painting Sedona Red: the Pastel Landscape
with Bruce Gomez
October 30 – November 1, 2022
Learn to use pastels to capture the beauty of the landscape in this three-day workshop!
This workshop is designed to welcome all skill levels. Think of Bruce Gomez as a Swiss Army knife of a teacher! Bruce will work with you at your individual skill level covering issues from drawing to composition as you learn how not to make mud with your pastels. You will learn how to prepare your paper, how to layer your pastels and to use analogous colors so as to finally achieve that magical Sedona Red Rock color in the light and in the shadows.
Finer points will also touch on shipping, storing and pastel framing techniques – even ideas on how to approach galleries if you so desire.
First Meeting on Sunday is 10:00 am in the North Studio on the Arts Center Campus. Instructor will arrange location meetings for the duration of the workshop.
NOTE: This workshop follows directly after the final day of the Sedona Plein Air Festival October 21 – 29, 2022. Bruce will be one of the award winning artists participating in the exclusive week of painting in the high desert landscape. The week-long festival has been enjoyed by artists and patrons for over 15 years.
Bruce Gomez has been working in pastel full-time for the last twenty-nine years and has been teaching workshops for the past fifteen. His artistic influences range from Paleolithic art up to Alfred Sisley, Maxfield Parrish, Juan Gris, and Gustav Klimt. Bruce considers himself fortunate to travel to and paint in such wonderful places as Telluride, Paris, Rome, and Moab.
“I go out and look to capture that one unique and spectacular moment of life, whether in the mountains, in an urban setting, I might be slogging through a deluge, snowshoeing in -10°F, or painting plein air in 101°F. In spite of all those obstacles, I get to distill it all down to that essential instance of striking allure and there you have it. I pride myself in painting something that anyone can see themselves if they hang around: no exaggerations, no symbolism, and no implied metaphor.”
COVID Health and Safety Protocols
The health and safety of our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, and Staff are a top priority. Since COVID-19 first surfaced, our staff continues to monitor the situation closely, taking every precaution to keep our Patrons, Students, Volunteers, Staff, and our community safe.
Masks are optional inside Sedona Arts Center buildings.
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