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The Pastel Landscape Simplified with Barbara Jaenicke

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July 25, 2014
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Traverse City, MI United States
(231) 941-9488


Artcenter Traverse City

Painting the landscape can be overwhelming.  Regardless of skill level or years of experience, most every artist still looks at that blank surface at the start of a painting and feels a bit of anxiety and panic, wondering “Where do I start?” and “How do I imply all those details I see in the landscape without painting EVERYTHING?”

In this workshop, we will cover some methods and techniques that will help you simplify your approach to landscape painting, especially in the beginning stages.  The exercises we will cover will include block-in techniques and using a “minimal stroke” approach.

Each day of the workshop will begin with a demonstration, followed by plenty of individual help at the easel for the remainder of the day.

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With a love of art since her teen  years, Barbara Jaenicke has spent a good portion of her life in pursuing this wonderful obsession with art.  She received a BA in Art from a small college in New Jersey, where she grew up; however, she started her career in New York City as an advertising art director in 1986, and also later worked in corporate marketing for several years.  She happily turned her focus back to fine art in 2002 and began teaching in 2004.

Barbara describes her work as impressionistic realism, in which she strives for the ability to strike an emotional chord within the viewer who observes her artwork.  The work is less about the subject matter than it is about the mood or emotion it evokes.

Jaenicke was featured in the December 2011 issue of the Pastel Journal, as well as being included in the 12th Annual Pastel 100 Competition.  She has been juried into numerous national exhibitions, is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies Master Circle, and is a member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society.  www.barbarajaenicke.com

Jul 23 – Jul 25
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Artcenter Member – $300
Non-Member – $320
Early Bird/Artcenter Member – $280
Early Bird/Non-Member – $300
Now thru May 20