GWENNETH

BARTH-WHITE

American-born Swiss international artist Gwenneth Barth-White is a Maître Pastelliste and Vice-President of the 150-year-old Société des Pastellistes de France; she's a Master Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America, a member of the IAPS Master Circle. Her work has been exhibited in Geneva, Gstaad, New York, Toronto, Paris, and in many French and American venues.

“I’m very honoured to have a chance to be part of Australian Pastel Expo. I’ve always been intrigued by the outstanding artists in this country. This will be a wonderful opportunity to consolidate the world-wide network of pastel artists. Exploring the myriad of possibilities in artistic expression has always been a siren’s call for me. Finding a creative diluted ground for the juxtaposition of pastel…how exciting! Working on a rough surface? Or with strong colour, or just a whisper? Maybe just a simple drawing is enough, but how about a wonderful, rich, unctuous painting? All of this is endlessly inspiring. 

 

The human figure still remains my main inspiration: the expressions and moods encompassed in a human presence. How a person relates to existence...this catches me in a place where I simply have to react. I think that attendees can make the most of the Expo experience by putting all prior knowledge and judgement aside, in order to fully explore and absorb what is offered."

More information coming soon!

Where to find Gwenneth...

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The Foundation of a Portrait

FD1AM

Student Experience Level: All Students

I will share different ways of understanding how to approach a portrait in order to paint it convincingly and beautifully. Working with a model, I will show you how establish a strong foundation for the base, as well as the specific steps needed for the development of a successful and compelling portrait.

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How to maximize a Portrait's strengths

SW1

Student Experience Level: Some Experience

I will share different ways of understanding how to approach a portrait in order to paint it convincingly and beautifully. I will show how to use light to establish a strong foundation for the base, as well as the specific steps needed for the development of a successful and compelling portrait.

The light is all-important, and learning to see how the light can reveal the amazing architecture of the human face, it's astounding beauty, intelligence and mystery.

What I plan for students to take home is a new insight, structured knowledge on how to proceed with a portrait, as well as one or two works, as advanced as their level permits

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Finding the Essence of a Portrait

Special event

Student Experience Level: All Students​

I will share different ways of understanding how to approach a portrait in order to paint it convincingly and beautifully. Working with a model, I will show you hot to establish a strong foundation for the base, as well as the specific steps needed for the development of a successful and compelling portrait.

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Moving to Portraiture in simple steps

TW1

Student Experience Level: Some Experience

We will work of 2 different portraits, one in the morning and one in the afternoon using 2 different methods: a classical method on tinted Canson paper for one, and the other will be an underpainting on gritted paper.

We will also be using live models as our reference.

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