136: Plein Air – Landscapes in Pastels

Plein Air is a growing movement, and observation painting helps you to see true colours in light and shadow.

Sarah Pondevie will guide you through the complexities of a landscape with a combination of demonstrations, exercises, and individual instruction. You will learn how to set up for plein air painting, prepare your painting surface, compose with limited focus, distinguish value, shape and colour and paint outdoors.

Course Code: 136

Time: 9.30am – 12.30pm

Dates: Monday 15th – Thursday 18th Jan

Cost: $200

Suitable For: Beginners

Ages: 18+

Renata Wright

Sarah Pondevie

Sarah Pondevie is an artist with a passion for pastels. Her work is a narrative of her travels, whether walking in her suburb and being inspired by ordinary wonders, road trips exploring our land, or studies of simple objects in her house. She loves Plein Air and observational painting, as it reveals more than any photograph and has a direct influence on her studio work.

Sarah uses strong design elements in her compositions through value and texture, and she is consumed by the colours in shadows and reflected light. She has recently begun working in oils and watercolours, and finds the different mediums complement and inform her style.

In 2022, Sarah won the first prize in the Pastel Society Annual Awards and recently the 2023 WASA Plein Air award.