Award-winning artist, Ann Templeton demonstrates her unique style of painting and abstracting the landscape in this educational video. Using photographs taken while painting on location "en plein air" for inspiration, Ann transforms her pastel surface into a beautiful abstracted landscape. She discusses her techniques of composition and color theory while paint and thinking aloud. Ann explains how she under paints in simple shapes of color to create a "locked in" foundation for layers of color.
Watch, listen and learn as she works with hard, medium and soft pastels. Ann also talks about warm and cool colors, value relationships and explains the importance of edges and color harmony.