“Add Structures to your Pastel Landscapes or Cityscapes with Confidence”
Nancie King Mertz, PSA-MP, IAPS-MC & EP, CPP-MP
Whether you’re big city or small town, this workshop will turn your favorite views of buildings and structures into dramatic, expressive paintings. Examine space, perspective, and design through practical hands-on lessons that aim to help you build confidence.
Whether Plein Air or studio, a short demonstration clarifying techniques and sharing pointers on perspective and composing a scene will be offered to start each day. From there, Nancie will assist students one-on-one. Depending on your comfort and skill level, you can expect to complete two or more paintings each day. Individual attention will be stressed in this experience opposed to group lecture. Open to all levels.
Nancie King Mertz has spent her lifetime painting in oil and pastel. She received her BFA in Painting from the University of Illinois and her MA from Eastern IL University, where she taught for 3 years.. She was awarded the Master Circle by International Association of Pastel Societies, also their Eminent Pastelist Distinction, and is a Master Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and Chicago Pastel Painters. Nancie teaches workshops across the country and abroad, and is on the faculty for the Plein Air Convention and the IAPS Convention. While Nancie has traveled to nearly 20 countries and to cities around the country for plein air inspiration, Chicago, her home, remains her favorite city to explore and paint.
Plein Air Workshop:
Sturdy easel with waist-high table to hold your pastels, or tripod with attached plein air box. Rolling cart or backpack to hold all gear.
• Assorted soft and hard pastels. If purchasing, my Signature Richeson sets are available from our gallery (773-832-4038) and from Dakota and Judson Outfitters. • Sturdy fan brush • Shallow jar lid that your fan brush fits into • Closed container for denatured alcohol (alcohol may be provided) • Rigid pastel panels or pastel paper taped to a rigid board, suggested 12x16” or smaller. We will complete one or two (or more) paintings each day. • Vine charcoal • Waxed paper or glassine and painter’s tape to wrap finished pieces • Rigid board to sandwich your finished work for transport • Wet wipes. I recommend the facial cosmetic ones. •
Meet on Water Street at the HCA (Center for History, Culture and Art), 86 Water Street (between Avenues D and E) and Nancie will select a painting location from there. There is adequate parking along Water Street. The workshop, March 19, starting at 9 am. $95 per person, register online.
Bring a sack lunch or plan to lunch at one of the great cafes in Apalachicola.