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"Colors & Textures in The Pastel Landscape" with Eve Miller (October 2024)

with Guest Instructor Eve Miller
Friday - Sunday (9am to 4pm)
October 11, 12, 13, 2024

Art League Academy

(106 Cordillo Parkway, Hilton Head Island, SC)

This workshop will elevate your artistic journey with successful strategies for creating painterly landscapes. 10 steps for success will be accentuated.

Eve will demonstrate how to choose effective reference photos while activating your scene using underpainting techniques. She will do two demos per day utilizing different techniques.

You will learn how to choose dynamic compositions using thumbnails, 3 to 5 simple shapes, values and edges. We will cover harmony, tips for loosening your painting style, art apps for success, as well as many tips and tools.
A Constructive and encouraging appraisal will wrap up our workshop!

This workshop was designed for beginner students, intermediate students and advanced students.


All sales are final, No Exceptions. Credits, Refunds and/or Transfers will not be given for classes you withdrawal from.

In a circumstance where Art League of Hilton Head cancels an offering, a Full refund will be given.

Materials Included: No materials are included in this class. A list of materials you should bring with you is provided below.
Requirements: SUPPLIES LIST:

Click HERE for a printable PDF of the COLORS & TEXTURES IN THE PASTEL LANDSCAPE supplies list.

IT'S ALL ABOUT THE PROCESS: Learning the right way while having fun and getting to your next level on the artistic journey...

I do not use oil pastels I use hard pastels by NuPastels or Cretacolor or Rembrandt 548.3. I use soft pastels by Terry Ludwig, Richeson's, Unisons among others.

Initial Block In:
I use mostly BLUE VIOLET 244, BOTTLE GREEN 298P, ORCHID PINK 306, VIOLET HYACINTHE 254, and a DEEP ORANGE 212 sometimes 353 Cordova of the NuPastels, What you bring doesn't have to be the exact # I listed but yours should be close.

Cretacolor:239, Paynes Grey, 111 Orange, 133 Rose Madder, 139 Bluish Purple, 219 Sepia

Bring a good from light to middle tones, to darks - I LOVE Terry Ludwig's darks. I like Giraults, Great American, Terry Ludwigs, Mount Vision and Blue Earth for neutrals.

Mostly UART Premium 400 Mount Boards 4-6 boards 9"x12" or 11"x14" in size so it doesn't curl when we add products for techniques. ALSO, Unmounted UART 320 or 400 cut into 4"x6", 5"x7" or 6"x8" two each.

You can mount your own Uart Paper 400 on gator board using repositioning spray adhesive.

I also use gator board NOT foamcore that i prime with clear gesso or textured gesso Multimediaartboard pink label for Pastels and others...

I like very much Pastel Premier and Lux Archival, each gives a different result.

Backing Board for the Substrate
Larger than the size of the board or paper. I use a larger piece of Gatorboard (NOT Foamcore - too flimsy).

Any Set of Watercolors - Cheap is OKAY
Warms & Cools - I like Payne's Gray and Burnt Sienna specifically which is a cool and warm for contrast.

Rubbing Alcohol
70% or 90% and a container for the alcohol - 90 dries the fastest.

A brush for underpainting flat bristle brush #6 or #8

Tracing Paper

(if needed to identify 3-5 big shapes)


Glassine to protect my work, in a pinch wax paper.

Clear gesso and I also use a sludge a cheap version of gesso - it's not clear, it's light gray.

Fine pumice gel

Art Spectrum Clear primer and pastel ground 400 grit, pastel dust, Workable Fixative - part of the process sometimes. Once I demo you can decide what you might want to try. No need to have everything I use. Use what you already have. This workshop is about techniques and possibilities...

A good all purpose reasonable soft pastel set is Terry Ludwigs 14 Landscape Set...

I line my easel with foil and add a wet paper towel to catch dust.


VIVA Paper towels less lint
small water spray bottle
baby wipes
a mirror to look back and see what the painting needs
neutral beige masking tape and black artist tape to frame at the end of a painting
a pencil
sketchbook for thumb nails
Tombows markers if you have them for thumb nails in varying values: light, medium light, medium dark and dark or a pencil
Small palette knife
hand wipes
latex gloves (if desired)
Portable easel (if desired)

Your own landscape reference photos
(In color and in black and white. Small 4"x6" or 6"x8" SIMPLE 3-5 BIG shapes. IPad is fine too. No Hawaiian sunsets...)

"I believe in the study of technique." -Robert Henri, The Art Spirit

Eve's Email:
Eve's Phone: 843-441-5688

Instructor: Eve Miller
Instructor Bio:

EVE MILLER is an award winning artist with the following designations:
Signature Member of The Pastel Society of America, Pastel Society of Colorado and Maryland, Pastel Society of the West Coast, Spain Pastel Society, Member of Excellence Southeastern Pastel Society, American Artists Professional League ~ Fellow Maxima Cum Laude and Master Circle Member of the International Associations of Pastel Societies among others.

Eve Miller was born in Brussels, Belgium. After moving to New York her family settled in the Hudson Valley. She holds a Bachelor of Arts and Two Master of Arts in French and Spanish.

Reminiscent of the landscapes in Belgium and Long Island where she taught, Eve found a muse in the marshes of the Lowcountry. Fascinated by the ever changing light of day and the seasons she is committed to a daily painting practice

Eve is represented locally at the I. Pickney Simons Gallery
711 Bay Street, Beaufort, SC

You can visit Eve Miller's Website, by clicking HERE


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