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Landscape Painting in Pastel: Plein Air with Liz Haywood-Sullivan

SKU# GROUP-U9108-U9109

Go on location with Liz Haywood-Sullivan to discover how to paint landscapes en plein air!

You will love this DVD if:

  • You love working with pastels and are looking for a new challenge
  • You have struggled in painting en plein air and need help refining the process
  • You want to explore painting pastel landscapes en plein air

With Liz’s help, overcome the challenge of creating a pastel landscape en plein air from start to finish without using photographic references! Start your landscape painting by learning the necessary tools and materials to take with you on location. Watch Liz on site create thumbnail sketches and discover the key components in choosing the right location and composition. Learn to create a strong and accurate value plan out of charcoal on site as your guide to adding color back at the studio. You’ll also learn to acquire essential pastel painting techniques and ways to add color. Finally, discover how to refine details such as reflections in water, enhance atmospheric depth, and deepen shadows to create a dynamic and harmonizing finish in your landscape painting.

In Landscape Painting in Pastel: Plein Air with Liz Haywood-Sullivan you’ll find:

    • Step-by-step instruction and guidance for creating your own pastel landscape
    • Nearly two hours of expert tips and advice
    • High quality detailed video imagery

About the Author

Liz Haywood-Sullivan has been dedicated to pastel painting since 1996. She is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and she often leads workshops and demonstrations around the country and her work has been included in exhibits in many local and national museums and shows. Liz Haywood-Sullivan has also been included in many private and corporate collections.



1. Introduction—covers the project, a few sample photos, etc.

2. Plein Air Materials

3. Choose Your Location—3 different locations around the pond doing thumbnails to see what composition would best work, talks about elements that work and don’t in plein air

4. Determine Your Composition—horizontal vs. vertical, using the view finder; working it out in her sketchbook

5. Capture the Values—Laying down the outline and values on the panel in charcoal—1st step of actual painting; notes on sketches for colors

6. Choose Your Pastels—2nd layer, establishing lightest lights and darkest darks, pulling out the pastels needed to finish the painting

7. Paint a Full Layer of Colors—Adding color to each of the major elements of the painting

8. Refine and Correct Your Painting—Adding back in some lost darks, some lost and found elements, adding reflections in the water, setting the background back into the distance with a blue and purple haze

9. Wrap-Up


For Plein Air Sketch:

Gator board

View finder


Permanent marker

Vine charcoal


In Studio:

Pastels (variety of colors, brands, hard and soft) 

SKU GROUP-U9108-U9109
Runtime 109 minutes
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