Lesson "A scene in a loose expressive style"

ONLINE LESSON BY Richard Suckling


A scene in a loose expressive style

Learn to make a strong contrast of sunlight – from the white of the paper to the opaque black


Language: English

  • The versatility of the pastel medium is that it can tackle any subject in any style, it can do it all.
  • Pastel sticks are not pencils so try to think of them more like a brush that offers many mark making options to the artist other than just a tool for line.
  • Pastel are brilliant at allowing us to work very quickly in the field when we are trying to capture the essence of a scene in a loose expressive style.

Meet your instructor

Richard Suckling



  • Richard knew he wanted to be an artist at the age of 5, as he watched a repeat of Pablo Picasso drawing on television
  • Having studied illustration at Cambridge School of Art, Richard moved to London to work as an illustrator, before heading to the West of England to pursue a career as a landscape and seascape painter over 25 years ago; that was when his passion for soft pastels started
  • Richard has written articles promoting the pastel medium for The Artist Magazine, The Leisure Painter, and the Plein Air magazine in the USA. He is passionate about sharing the medium of soft pastels, so he regularly teaches classes and workshops both individually and in groups
  • Now Richard paints almost exclusively with soft pastels, enjoying the ability to work swiftly, which is a necessity on location. His style, although loose and in parts abstracted, remains at its core true to the motif but very much with his personal interpretation of the subject
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  • 1 video lesson in English
  • 1 pastel painting
  • Access to the chat of course participants
  • Access to the course 45 days

price 19€

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