Richard McKinley - Pastel Studio Session - 2 DVD SET - Click to enlarge
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Richard McKinley - Pastel Studio Session - 2 DVD SET

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Richard McKinley - Pastel Studio Session - 2 DVD SET
Landscape Pastel Demonstration
Two Disc Set
A Studio Session With Richard McKinley - Pastel

Customers tell us that Richard McKinley is a Fantastic Teacher - "The Best of the Best!" He speaks out his whole thought process during his entire painting. Customers have told us that they have viewed his videos 3 and 4 times over and written down many notes!

Both beginning and advanced students will have what to learn and admire from Richard McKinley's painting style, while enjoying, at the same time, his teaching methods.

Richard McKinley has been a professional artist for over 35 years. Richard has been teaching for more than 30 of those years! A signature member of the Pastel Society of America, he has written many informative articles on pastels. His work is represented nationally by several prominent galleries.

Richard loves to share his artistic knowledge! Viewers of this double-DVD will most certainly appreciate it!

This pastel landscape DVD shows from start to finish how Richard creates his award-winning pastels. Richard explains how he uses simultaneous contrast, aerial perspective and refraction to achieve that spontaneous dance of light across the palette of nature that he is so well known for.


Richard Mckinley brief auto-bio:

"Working very closely with nature 'en plein air', on location, has led to a much greater appreciation of the natural world around me. Photography, a useful tool, is not a substitute for being there and becoming a part of the exchange of nature, eye and mind. Light is the motivating factor; without it there would be nothing. Leonardo da Vinci was once quoted as saying. 'You have but one master and that is Nature.'

"I was born in the Rogue Valley of Oregon and spent my youth growing up with the rivers and mountains that form this special place. It is from these subjects that I receive inspiration. My goal is to capture a piece of the spontaneous dance of light across the palette of nature. Working on location forces me to get in touch with the moment allowing no time for detailed studies of things. Most of my time now is divided between painting in places I adore, like New Mexico and the central coast of California. As well as teaching and writing

"I hope my pieces are like a glance when we see something that makes us linger for a moment..."


Richard McKinley


CURRENT GALLERIES:
William Zimmer Gallery, Mendocino, CA
Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, OR

AFFILIATIONS:
Signature Member, Pastel Society of America, 2005 - present
Signature Distinguished Pastelist, Pastel Society of the West Coast, 1998 - present
Signature Member, Northwest Pastel Society,1998 - present
Member, Oil Painters of America, 2000 - present
Signature Master Pastelist, Oregon Pastel Society, 1998 - present
Master Signature, Plein-air Painters Northwest Society
Honorary Member, Southern Oregon Society of Artists, 1984 - present

PUBLICATIONS
Included in:

"A Painters Guide to Design and Composition", North Light Books, Jan.,2006 by Margot Schulzke
"Pure Color, the Best of Pastel", North Light Books, Fall 2005
Pastel Journal, December 2005, "From the Master's Hand", by Loraine Crouch
Cover, Pastel Journal, Nov. / Dec. 2003, "Broken Top Evening"
Focus Santa Fe, Aug. / Sept. 2003, "The Profound Wonder of Simple Places" by Wolfgang Mabry

Articles written by Richard McKinley:
Pastel Journal, February 2007, "Making the Most of Your Mistakes"
Pastel Journal, August 2006, "From the ground Up"
Pastel Journal, October 2005, "Overcoming Obstacles"
Pastel Journal, December 2004, "Winter: An Unexpected Bounty of Inspiration"
Pastel Journal, August 2004, "Destination Painting"
Pastel Journal, February 2004, "Right Before Your Eyes"
Pastel Journal, Nov. / Dec. 2003, "Am I Done Yet?"
Pastel Journal, Sept. / Oct. 2003, "Pushing the Medium"
Pastel Journal, July / Aug. 2003, ""Go Ahead, Break the Rules"
Pastel Journal, May / June 2003, "Becoming Your Own Editor"
Pastel Journal, March / April 2003, "From Plein Air to Studio Work"

EXHIBITIONS
Over 50 since 1974. Most recently:

Collectors Classic, Mockingbird Gallery, Bend Oregon, 2001 thru 2005
Plein Air Invitational, Mockingbird Gallery, Bend, Oregon, 2003 thru 2006
Pastels USA International, Pastel Society of the West Coast, CA 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 1999
Northwest Pastel Society, International Exhibition, WA, 2003, 2002, 2001
Oil Painters of America 10th National, Zantman Galleries, Palm Desert, CA, 2001
"Art in Bloom Invitational", Rogue Gallery, Medford, OR, 2001, 2005
"Plein Air Expressions of the Northwest", Rogue Gallery, Medford, OR, 2000
12th National Juried Exhibit. Pastel Society of Oregon, Roseburg, OR, 2000
Northwest Pastel Society Membership Show, Alder Gallery, Eugene, OR, 1999
11th National Juried Exhibit, Pastel Society of Oregon, Salem, OR, 1998
10th National Juried exhibit, Pastel Society of Oregon, Coos Bay, OR, 1997

STUDY:
Plein Air Pastel/Oil Workshops, Albert Handell, NM
Oil Plein Air Workshop Lake Tahoe CA, T. M. Nicholas, MA
Academic Workshops in Oil Portrait Painting, Frank Covino, VT
Private Study, James Snook and Margaret Stahl Moyer

TEACHING HISTORY:
Oil and Pastel en plein air, International Workshops 2006, Medford, OR; Provence, France; MT Vernon, WA; Bozeman, MT; Taos, NM; Honolulu, HI
Oil and Pastel en plein air, National Workshops 2005, Ridgecrest, CA; Santa Fe,NM; LaConner, WA; Bend, OR; Asheville, NC
Oil and Pastel en plein air, National Workshops 2004, Ridgecrest, CA; Walla Walla, WA; Santa Fe, MN; Bend, OR; Coupeville, WA; Santa Rosa, CA; Albuquerque, NM
Oil and Pastel en plein air, National Workshops 2003, Chico, CA; Bend, OR; Santa Fe, NM
Oil and Pastel en plein air, National workshops 2002, Redding, CA; Medford, OR; Salem, OR, Santa Fe, NM
Oil en Plein Air Workshop, "Art in the Mountains", Bend, OR, 2001
Oil and Pastel Academic Instruction, Medford, OR, 1976 - present
Oil and Pastel Academic Instruction, Grants Pass, OR, 1980 - 2003
Oil and Pastel Academic Instruction, Redding, CA, 1983 - 2002
Petrolia, CA, Plein Air Workshop, 1998
Numerous Workshops in Oil Portraiture, Oil Seascape, Oil Plein Air and Pastel
Featured Instructor for National Workshops at the "Lighthouse Art Center", Crescent City, CA, 1987 - 1997

HONORS
Over two hundred individual awards and honors since 1974. Most recently:

Distinguished Pastelist, Pastel Society of the West Coast
Clark Mitchell Award, Pastel Society of the West Coast 18th Annual International Open 2004, Bob Gerbracht Judge
M. A.& Hazel K. Harmon Memorial Award, Pastel Society of the West Coast 17th Annual International Open 2003, Duane Wakeham Judge
Women Painters of the Northwest Award, 17th International Exhibition, Richard McDaniel Juror/Judge, Northwest Pastel Society, 2003
Finalist Landscape division, Pastel Journal 3rd Annual Pastel 100, 2002
ADG Postcard Award,16th International Exhibition, Anne Heywood Juror/Judge, Northwest Pastel Society, 2002
Wakeham/Sutherland Award, Pastel Society of the West Coast 15th Annual International Open 2001, Albert Handell Juror/Judge
Purchase Award, Art in Bloom, Rogue Gallery Medford, OR 2001
PSO Award, Pastel Society of Oregon National Exhibit 2000, Colleen Howe Juror/Judge
PSO Member Award, Pastel Society of Oregon 11th National Exhibit, Bob Gerbracht Juror, Kitty Wallis Judge, 1998
Award of Merit, Pastel Society of Oregon 10th National Exhibit, Doug Dawson Juror/Judge, 1997

Judge and Juror for numerous National competitions.
Including:

The Pastel Society of America
The Northwest Pastel Society
The Pastel Society of New Mexico
The Pastel Society of the West Coast


Customer Reviews
Comment:
By: Shirley Arrants from Post Falls, ID on 02/21/2010
Excellent instructional video.
Comment:
By: Beverly Simonson from Great Bend, KS on 02/20/2010
Wonderful!!! Very instructive.
Comment:
By: Shelley Moore from odessa, tx on 02/05/2009
This is my first experience with Richard and I'm so excited and amazed at what he is sharing. It's a fresh new outlook on achieving beautiful undertones and I just love how he explains his way of thinking and use of pastels/oils. I can't wait to experiment with what I'm learning.