Re: A Couple Pastels
"Richard who????????????? OHHHHH I am so jealous! I had just started when he was here and didn't find out till months later when going through some hand me down art mags. I don't think he has plans on returning anytime soon looking at his itinerary. I know of St Marys, but haven't had the time to get up there to take any classes. "
NV Cricket--Dunno Richard McDaniel's workshop schedule. I've taken a couple from him, and I think he's knowledgable, and good as an instructor, especially on a one to one basis. The only thing I've gotten on his case about (as have others) is that he tends not to do group critiques. To me, a group thing is extremely valuable as through various comments you can learn what does and doesn't work within a variety of styles. If you are clever enough to remember what it iwas that was said, you can apply the information to your own work.
There are other good instructors out at St. Mary's. I got Tina Moore, who does wonderful figurative pastels, to do one in July--this past July, sorry. Ron Artaud does great work in oils, and he gives workshops there--and lives in NV, somewhere.
--Hard critiques always welcome.
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However you choose to paint, get it right in every necessary respect. That does not mean "tight" or detailed. [Richard Schmid]