Rock & Roll: A Pastel Painting Class
Jennifer Evenhus, Instructor
Dates: September 24th – 26th, 2021
Learn how to give your rocks weight and authenticity using color, light, contrast, shape and negative painting. We’ll paint different types of rocks – pebbles and rocks on the beach, rocks in a stream, rock cliffs and more! We will also focus on natural rock walls to create dynamic compositions using line, movement, value, and space.
Instructor Bio: Jen Evenhus is a nationally recognized, award winning artist. Jennifer’s bold use of color is what first attracts the eye. Her subject is often paint itself, fascinated with the painterly effects one can achieve with pastels, or the wonderful transparency and opacity of oils. Whether with oils or pastels, Jennifer enjoys the process of painting as much as completing the work. Always sorry to see the journey end, Jen describes the process as a journey through unknown territory. Even though she has a good idea of the outcome she wants, she is careful not to become locked into an idea, staying open to all those little accidents that happen along the way, careful not to cover them up so the viewer might experience her travels and discoveries. These accidents she describes as unforeseen treasures that give a painting character, depth, and movement. Jennifer’s work is often very abstract, using earthscapes as a starting point, she paints out most of the detail, leaving just enough for the viewer to become lost in a new world. View recent work on her website, jenevenhus.com