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Summer Rain by Gabor Svagrik


Summer Rain
Gabor Svagrik

Pastels have been around for hundreds of years, and it is one of the most permanent mediums. Throughout history pastels have evolved and today we have many choices to choose from. In this DVD Gabor Svagrik will show you how to simplify you soft pastel palette, and explain his thoughts on laying in the initial stages. There will be discussion about how not to complicate the piece with too much frivolous detail. Gabor will demonstrate how he blends his soft pastels together to achieve the desired value and color. Lastly, he will discuss the type of pastel paper he prefers to use and his thoughts on the use of fixatives.



Running time: 86 min




Gabor Svagrik was born in Szeged, Hungary. His family immigrated to the United States and settled in Illinois. Svagrik studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago where he was fortunate to study with nationally recognized watercolorist Irving Shapiro who stressed the importance of composition, design, and drawing.

Svagrik studied life drawing and illustration and joined the Palette & Chisel, where he studied with Scott Burdick. Since moving to Tucson, Arizona he has also taken workshops with Matt Smith, Skip Whitcomb, and Robert Moore. Svagrik devotes several weeks a year to teaching his own workshops at the Tucson Art Academy, which he founded and owns with his wife. He has also taught at the Scottsdale Artists' School, Lyme Art Association and other schools around the country.

Svagrik's passion for painting on location has always been an important process for him to capture the balance between mood, color and natural light. He is particularly inspired by pristine locations and the essential truth of nature. He knows he has succeeded when viewers sense the desert heat, the chill in the air, or the mist over an ocean.


This title is in the following categories:

Painting - Landscape
Painting - Plein Air
Pastel/Charcoal
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