Color Sketching with Oil Pastels

A two-day workshop exploring the versatility of the oil pastel medium.
July  11 and 12   9-4
fee:  $250.00

Oil pastels are an easy, inexpensive way to get bold color into your sketches. Learn a variety of techniques including dissolving with solvent for using this ready to go media. The workshop will start with a session on color principles to help lay a foundation for the oils pastels.

About NANCY NESS the artist…..

Nancy Ness paints with both pastels and oils.  She is a Pratt Institute graduate who has garnered many awards for her fine art.   Last year, her pastel, “Shell Parade”, won the Alabama Award at the Annual Pastel Society of America’s international competition.  Her work may be viewed at The South Street Gallery in Greenport, N.Y. or online at  This September, Nancy will be exhibiting in a group show at The South Street Gallery with three other women artists; Joan Stevens, Helen M. Weinstein and Amy Worth.

Nancy splits her time between two lifestyles.  During the warm summer days she lives on her boat in Greenport, N.Y. and sails with her husband.  As the cold weather moves in, they

head back to their home in Ogden, Utah where they spend the winter months skiing.  These two

lifestyles markedly affect the manner in which Nancy creates art….during the summer, Nancy paints mostly en plein air,  then moves back into the studio to work for the winter months. Nancy has found pastels lend themselves easily to both environments.

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