I am very excited to be taking a workshop next week for 3 days with Tony Allain, pastelist. His work is very different from my style, but I think he will have a lot to offer as far as pastel tips and advice in how to improve the pastel painting experience.
I try to take one or two art workshops a year, to stay up on the latest trends, but to also work with some outstanding and very successful artists. Tony Allain is one such artist. If you get a chance Google his name and check out his work.
Soon I will be gathering my pastels, papers, easel, etc. to pack up and venture off for this exciting workshop. Three days of intensive learning and painting and demos.
If you have never been to an artist workshop, you really should experience one. Just being with, exchanging ideas with, and trying new things with other artists is so inspiring. Afterwards, I will share how things progressed. Wish me luck!