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PLEIN AIR MADE EASY - NEW!
with Christine Ivers

Direct observation gives important information that can easily be left out of photographs but painting on site can be a pain. Chris will demonstrate how to get the best of both worlds. Breathe new life into your studio paintings with these easy plein air painting techniques. Learn to sketch a landscape en plein air, tips for painting trees, foliage, stonework and other architectural elements and learn techniques for scumbling, blending, layering and more.
110 min.

 

 
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IVERSDVD Plein Air Made Easy $31.99  
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INDOOR SCENES WITH PEOPLE - NEW!
with Christine Ivers

Don't be intimidated by drawing human figures - Chris shows her easy to learn approach to painting them so you don't have to avoid them anymore! Learn to paint figures in light and shadow (they are just shapes), get tips for painting reflections, lights, furniture and other interior elements.
98 min.

 

 
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INDOORDVD Indoor Scenes with People $31.99  
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CITYSCAPES AT NIGHT - NEW!
with Christine Ivers

With vibrant neon, tungsten street lamps, fluorescent lights and reflective light from each splashed upon the pavement, you'll love using pastel to paint cityscapes at night! Learn to paint figures in light and shadow, and get tips for painting reflections, buildings, cars and other cityscape elements. Observe the specific methods and approach Chris uses when applying her pastels from beginning to end. Specifically in this video, watch how she manipulates pastel to capture the luminosity of a night time cityscape.
113 min.

 

 
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NIGHTDVD Cityscapes at Night $31.99  
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COMPOSITION SECRETS - HOW TO PLAN A PAINTING - NEW!
with Liz Haywood-Sullivan

When it comes to creating breathtaking works of art, proper planning is essential. Liz shows viewers how to create thumbnail sketches, establish 'waypoints' for accurate drawings, complete value sketches in several mediums and how to employ techniques for transferring a subject to a larger painting surface. You'll learn how to establish a steady foundation to achieve a stunning finished painting. 44 min.

 

 
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PLANDVD How to Plan a Painting $26.99  
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LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN PASTEL: SUMMER WAVES - NEW!
with Liz Haywood-Sullivan

In this video you'll learn how to capture the movement of a wave in motion - gorgeous sunlight that glows through the wave's crest, the foam patterns, the mist and spray. Learn how easy it can be to paint water in pastel with layers of transparency. From underpainting the darks to adding a layer of reflections from above, to painting what sits on top, then adding the lightest lights, you'll capture the vibrance and life of a crashing wave. 78 min.

 

 
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SUMMERDVD Summer Waves $34.99  
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LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN PASTEL: SPRING GREENS - NEW!
with Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Learn composition and underpainting techniques to establish a strong structure and create an alluring spring green landscape using pastels. Manage colors to create initial pastel layers using complementary colors; add warm and cool color layers to craft reflections, depth in shadows and bounced light; add highlights for a lively final touch to the spring landscape. 108 min.

 

 
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SPRINGDVD Spring Greens $34.99  
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LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN PASTEL: FALL COLOR - NEW!
with Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Learn how to easily capture the vibrant colors of autumn using pastels. Discover how to avoid garish colors and successfully create an iconic landscape full of vivacious foliage. Get color mixing and layering tips for light and shadow; pastel painting techniques for mark making, edge control, values and details; and learn negative painting techniques to create realistic sky holes and trees. 115 min.

 

 
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FALLDVD Fall Color $34.99  
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ABSTRACT ART FOR THE ABSOLUTE BEGINNER - NEW!
with Debora Stewart

If you've wanted to start painting in the abstract, but didn't know where to begin, this video will show you the way to powerful paintings. Follow lessons on how to use photo references, drawings and color mixing for abstract paintings; instructions on how to paint abstract art; and techniques for pastel and mixed media. for 89 min.

 

 
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ABSBEGDVD Abstract Beginner in Pastel $31.99  
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EXPLORING COMPOSITION & COLOR IN ABSTRACT ART - NEW!
with Debora Stewart

From photo to finish you'll learn how to paint expressive, abstract portraits in pastel with these art techniques. Start from photos to learn to draw faces; then follow lessons on composition and color schemes for how to translate what you see into exciting possibilities. A final demonstration in pastel helps you put these lessons together into an energetic abstract portrait painting. 81 min.

 

 
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ABSPORTDVD Abstract Portraits in Pastel $31.99  
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THE SECRET TO PASTEL PAINTING EN PLEIN AIR
with Michael Chesley Johnson

Learn essential secrets to successfully capture the moving sun, shadow, and learn simple techniques for observation that teach you to rely on your 'best guess' for values, color temperatures, hue and intensity. Learn to adjust your colors and shapes as you go to complete paintings that accurately capture the moment. 100 min.

 

 
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MCJDVD Secret to Plein Air Painting $34.99  
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PASTEL LANDSCAPE PAINTING ESSENTIALS
with Johannes Vloothuis

Learn to master techniques from painting trees and foliage, to waves and waterfalls, to sunsets and mountain scenes. Discover how to blend and layer over underpaintings with stick pastels and PanPastels. 89 min.

 

 
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ESSENTDVD Pastel Landscape Essentials $26.99  
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PAINTING SKIN TONES IN PASTEL
with Alain Picard

Learn about using color charts and concepts of hue, shade and tone to set up a pastel palette in a variety of colors and pastel types. Create a chart for each skin tone, containing nine different shades in a range of cool, neutral and warm. 96 min.

 

 
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SKINDVD Skin Tones in Pastel $29.99  
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PLEIN AIR PAINTING
with Stephanie Birdsall

Learn plein air basics - how to choose a subject, how to sketch it out and make color notes to capture the light. Follow Stephanie's techniques as you paint a landscape from life. Create a beautiful painting from the scene that inspired you.
82 min.

 

 
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BIRDSDVD Birdsall Plein Air $29.99  
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EXPLORING COMPOSITION & COLOR IN ABSTRACT ART
with Debora Stewart

Learn how to paint powerful abstract paintings using color and composition. Start with simple compositions that help draw the viewer into the painting. Follow lessons on color and how to develop a good color scheme.

 

 
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EXPLORDVD Exploring Abstract Pastel $31.99  
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ABSTRACT PAINTING TECHNIQUES: FLOWERS IN PASTEL
with Debora Stewart

Learn how to paint abstract flowers. Explore blind contour line drawings and compose thumbnail sketches.
Discover exciting color schemes to incorporate into your painting. Integrate acrylic paint for a strong foundation
and expressive underpainting.

 

 
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ABSTRACDVD Abstract Flowers in Pastel $31.99  
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PASTEL IMPASTO PAINTING TECHNIQUES
with Richard McKinley

Richard's method for creating faux impasto in pastel makes use of acrylic-based pastel primers to create a variegated surface. Follow step-by-step through a complete pastel painting, from creating the surface texture, to underpainting, to adding final accents and highlights. 106 min.

 

 
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IMPASTODVD Pastel Impasto Painting $29.99 $34.99
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ALLA PRIMA PASTEL PAINTING
with Richard McKinley

Painting alla prima (all in one sitting) presents unique challenges. Richard will teach you his process, beginning with thumbnail sketches to establish shapes and values. Block in colors using loose application, then "break it" - soften and blur the edges of your color blocks. Next, "make it" develop
your painting and define key elements. 123 min.

 

 
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PRIMADVD Alla Prima Pastel Painting $34.99 $34.99
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COMPOSITION & DESIGN FOR LANDSCAPE PAINTING
with Richard McKinley

Begin with an overview of the elements of compositional design, showing you examples of artwork to illustrate points. Review the angle of vision and take a quick lesson on perspective. Work through shapes and values, and the placement of objects, to create a strong composition. Then you'll complete three thumbnail sketches to establish your composition. Two color studies will help you choose your color scheme. 117 min.

 

 
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COMPDVD Composition & Design DVD $29.99 $34.99
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LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN PASTEL: PLEIN AIR
by Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Go on location with Liz Haywood-Sullivan to discover how easy it is to paint a landscape en plein air. Discover how sketches and a value plan created on site are all you need to create a stunning landscape painting. Learn how to capture realistic proportions and shading. Then learn how to transition from outdoors to the studio to add color for amazing results.
109 min.

 
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PLEINDVD Pastel Plein Air $31.99  
 
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LANDSCAPE PAINTING IN PASTEL: SNOW
by Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Discover how to find the right color for your winter landscapes with Liz Haywood-Sullivan. Learn how to paint a realistic winter scene based on the right atmosphere, time of day and weather conditions. Learn the color of snow in various lighting conditions, establish value in an underpainting for realistic color, and learn easy tricks for composing landscapes and adjusting the painting as you go. 119 min.

 
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SNOWDVD Painting Snow $31.99  
 
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PAINTING REALISTIC LANDSCAPES IN PASTEL:
MIXING GREEN

by Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Liz introduces you to color, focusing on temperature, value and how surface color and layering techniques can be used to create a variety of greens. She shows how to simplify complicated masses of a green landscape into a well-composed finished painting. 101 min.

 
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MIXGRNDVD Mixing Greens $29.99  
 
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PAINTING REALISTIC LANDSCAPES IN PASTEL:
WATER & REFLECTIONS

by Liz Haywood-Sullivan

Liz paints a stream running thorough the woods teaching you how water works: reflection, color, light and shadow. Learn techniques of layering, how to make water lay flat, and transparency that will allow you to create believable water with pastel. 151 min.

 
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WATERDVD Water and Reflections $29.99  
 
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DYNAMIC PASTEL DVDS
WITH DAWN EMERSON

Award winning pastel artist and workshop instructor Dawn Emerson, PSA, approaches her paintings with an energy that is full of life and movement - she will have you dancing at your easel and making confident strokes for the fun of it! Emerson is adept at painting a number of subjects, yet her works all share a distinctive attitude, vitality and presence. Dawn consistently brings out the movement, strength and mood of her subjects through her dynamic line work and glowing, gem-like color notes.

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GHAT WOMEN DVD
by Dawn Emerson

After returning from a recent trip to India, Dawn paints the ‘Ghat Women’, illustrating how color can make its own design and how to bring that design to the easel with pastel. 60 min.

 

 
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CAMEL TRADER DVD
by Dawn Emerson

After visiting a renowned camel fair in India, Dawn was inspired by the images of the people she found there. Starting with a loose sketch as a guide, she shows how to paint with ‘gesture’, letting simple strokes tell the story written on the man’s face.
60 min.

 

 
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NO FEAR DVD
by Dawn Emerson

‘No Fear’ is more than a title to a painting, it is an attitude that can give you incredible freedom in your work. If a painting doesn’t work, set it aside and try another one! This DVD shows Dawn’s failed first attempt, her evaluation of what went wrong, then her bold second try which results in an incredible painting. 60 min.

 
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BOLD UNDERPAINTING FOR LIVELY PASTEL LANDSCAPES
by Richard McKinley

Learn how to use underpainting techniques to set up a pastel painting for exciting responses. Richard McKinley demonstrates a variety of methods - pastel, watercolor and thin oil paint applications. Watch as he applies a watercolor underpainting step by step to create a landscape scene, opening the door to the possibilities and letting go of control. He then goes on to complete the scene with pastels, reponding to the underpainting for a lively finish. 120 min.

 
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UNDERDVD McKinley Underpainting DVD $29.95  
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ALBERT HANDELL PASTEL DVD

Artist Production announces a new pastel DVD: Early Spring with Albert Handell. Mr. Handell demonstrates his pastel painting techniques using watercolor as an under painting on sanded pastel paper. He develops the composition of "Early Spring" using pastel and several reference photographs. The demonstration shows how to paint the beautiful mauves and greys of winter with the introduction of fresh verdant spring greens. He paints and explains the layering of pastel colors and how to paint with various colors of similar values to achieve luminous passages with sharp and "sleepy edges". You are shown how to control vivid colors to add sparkle to the finished painting and much, much more! 105 min.

 
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EARLYDVD Handell Early Spring DVD $69.95  
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A STUDIO SESSION
with Richard McKinley

Richard McKinley has been teaching art for over 30 years and is one of our most popular instructors at LaConner Art Workshops! This 2-disc pastel landscape DVD shows how Richard creates his pastels using simultaneous contrast, aerial perspective and refraction to achieve the spontaneous dance of light across the palette of nature for which he is so well known. Students from beginners to advanced will admire Richard's painting style while enjoying his teaching method. 180 min.

 
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MCKINDVD Richard McKinley DVD $79.95  
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IN THE CEDAR GROVE AT POINT LOBOS
by Albert Handell

Nationally recognized Master Pastelist Albert Handell has produced a highly informative and instructive DVD demonstrating his pastel techniques and working style. Handell takes you through the painting process from developing the composition, utilization of color and to the final touches that finish a painting. 115 min.

 
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HANDELLDVD Handell DVD $69.95  
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NEW! THE PAINTERLY APPROACH IN PASTEL
by Bob Rohm

4 hours of instruction featuring two demos!
In this landscape pastel DVD Bob Rohm demonstrates his Painterly Approach to pastel painting both in the studio and on location. The first demo is painted in studio using a photo reference and details his process from developing compositional shapes and underpainting with hard pastels, through the color and value relationship, establishing the "extremes" and the finishing touches with soft pastels. The second demo is painted on location and covers the process of working outdoors - including what to look for when selecting a location and how to deal with your materials and the changing conditions.
240 min.

 
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ROHMPAINT OUT UNTIL 7/20 $64.95  
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BOB ROHM: THE ART OF WATER
Two Pastel DVD's from Bob Rohm on the subject of painting water. Part 1 features two demonstrations on Rippled Water and Fast Moving Water (140 min). Part 2 features two demonstrations on Slow Water and Transparent Water (135 min).
 
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ROHMFAST Rohm DVD Water Part 1 $49.95  
ROHMSLOW Rohm DVD Water Part 2 $49.95  
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