Impressionism is a term used to refer to a style of painting that
emphasizes the use of heavy brush strokes and the portrayal of light in
its changing quality. It began in the 1860s with a small group of like
minded artists in and around Paris.
In this project we will follow in the impressionists footsteps and
produce a "painting" of natural scenery. This
"painting" will be completed in oil pastels and will show our
skill in cross-contour drawing and our ability to show space by changing
the size of our brush (oil-pastel) strokes.