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    Come join a week of exploring
    the beauty of color in oils.
    Designed for all levels of
    experience in oils, this is an
    exciting and informative
    workshop helping you to train
    your eye in the discipline of
    observation. There will be
    demonstrations each day based
    on the solid fundamental
    approach championed by the
    impressionists and realists. We
    will explore landscapes,
    streetscapes and waterscapes.
    Herman's works are featured
    in the books Australian
    Impressionists and Realist
    Artists and 3 others. Herman's
    workshops are in high demand
    Australia wide and
    internationally. This workshop
    is great for watercolorists as
    well. Early enrollment is
Herman Pekel

“The Importance of Tone"
Waterbased Oils Only
Watercolor Friendly
plein air and studio

Beginning to Advanced students

June 15 - 19, 2020
Bend, OR

Cost $795

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Class Information

    This is an informative and hands-on workshop designed for artist with some experience, based on the solid
    fundamental approach championed by the impressionists and realist. The first lesson in painting is, don't ever start
    a pointing until you know why you are doing it. Next is how you are going to do it. Think things through and you
    will backtrack and correct less often. There is much to be said about spontaneity as long as you plan for it. Before
    you start a painting, stop and look at your subject and decide some key issues. Ask yourself questions and study
    your answers. Most of the answers we understand; we just don't know the proper questions. Where is my
    hardest edge? Where is my softest edge? Where is my lightest light? Where is my darkest dark? The answers to
    these questions will help you to organize your work into something that may not be so overwhelming right from
    the beginning. Once you have a few of these anchor points, you will no longer feel lost and can start to work with
    some confidence. You no longer feel that your subject has been lost, and feel that you can begin with a clear path
    in mind. All workshops begin with some sort of plan and expect to have a good laugh each day. Instructional
    methods are based on direct observation and the techniques to interpret those observations in paint and will
    include instructions on procedures and materials. Personal critiques are given.

    Biography:  Like many artists, Herman Pekel experimented for a time with abstract expressionism, but he is
    now well known for his oils and watercolors. Herman is an artist of energy and enthusiasm. He is able to see a
    painting in almost any subject matter and is capable of producing award winning work in oil, watercolor, or
    gouache. Environmental issues are a great concern to Herman and the love of the landscape reflects that in
    almost everything he paints. He produces painting of strong design and powerful impact. - every brushstroke
    vibrant and visible. The scope of Herman's works has ranged from dynamic industrial scenery to soft, draped
    interiors and broad Australian landscapes, which indicates the creative fearless nature of this unique artist.

    Herman was the winner of the Camberwell Scholarship Rotary Watercolor prize in 1993 and was previously
    three times a finalist in Camberwell's Travel Scholarship Award, winner of the 1989 Camberwell Watercolor
    Prize and also the Travel Study Scholarship in 1989. He has also won many other awards, including the
    Camberwell Rotary Art Show's Best Oil in 2004, the Camberwell Rotary Watercolor prize in 1989, 1992, 1995,
    and 2006, the Camberwell Rotary Travel Scholarship in 1989, and in 1989 and 1993 he won the Alice Bale
    Award. In 1994 the National Taiwan Art Institute asked Herman to participate in a book and traveling exhibition
    with selected artists from Australia, USA and Taiwan. Herman exhibits his work regularly in the USA. His works
    are featured in the books Australian Impressionists and Realist Artists  which features Australian Artists and was
    compiled by Tom Roberts; 120 years of Watercolourist by the Australian Realist Artists; Artists and Galleries of
    Australia and New Zealand by Max Germaine and Profile on Contemporary Watercolours.