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Artists' Materials & Framing in St. Paul, MN

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Week 9: Loose yourself to Impressionism

Let’s loosen up your mark-making with the Impressionist movement.  Taking inspiration from the classic masters Claude Monet and Pierre-Auguste Renoir, find a lovely view, landscape, or whatever scene catches your eye (photo references are fine) and render it with either oil or soft pastels.  Keep your marks open and don’t blend too much.  Feel free to work quickly and gesture-ly, but pay attention to your light source and ambiance.  Explore a full color range but you may want an extra white (note: the soft color range of their palette).  Don’t get hung up on the details- capture the impression.

Our annual Make Your Mark Sale started this week and runs thru the end of April; that means all pastels are buy 2, get 1 FREE!  We have a wide range of types and colors for every budget.  Sets are on sale, too!

These Weekly Workouts will be posted as Events in our Facebook Group, click here to join!
We will also post our exercises here on our blog
Click here to see our list of suggested art supplies