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Painting From Life Workshop with Louise Pond

July 26, 2022 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


“The act of painting outdoors is like a dance to the tempo of the evolving day, following the lead of the wind, impelled by the measured meter of shadows moving in their eternal celestial rhythms.” – Louisa McElwain

This one day workshop will be a fast paced exploration of painting en Plein Air, making marks, eliminating the unnecessary, telling the most with the least amount of details, all wrapped up with perfect values and a rousing composition and exciting chroma.

*All painting mediums welcomed; pastel preferred.

*Louise’s (approx. 4) favorite pastels and paper provided for exploration.

*Wet medium students must have a basic concept of color mixing.

*Please note, this class will be held outdoors. Dress accordingly with layers, hat, etc.

Morning coffee & lunch provided with workshop.

Please phone the Gallery to register: #231 264 0123


If using pastels, the more the better. Louise purchases pastels through Dick Blick, (Rembrandt 90 half sticks, suggested) and Terry Ludwig’s Best Loved Basic set of 14.

A la carte darks in green, purples & reds in Sennelier.

All students, regardless of medium used, should have a sketchbook & pencils.

  • Sturdy, plein air easel
  • Kneaded eraser
  • Masking Tape
  • Baby Wipes
  • Masonite board- purchase at Lowe’s or Home Depot approximately 18×18 (they’ll cut for you)
  • Used toothbrush
  • Small plastic folding table (if you do not have, the gallery can provide)
  • Apron or paint shirt
  • Hat & sunscreen


July 26, 2022
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Twisted Fish Gallery


Twisted Fish Gallery
10443 S Bay Shore Dr
Elk Rapids, MI 49629 United States
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(231) 264-0123