Deadline for entering your work in International Association of Pastel Societies 2021 Juried Gallery Exhibition is April 10.
Sometimes even harder than painting for a show is getting a good image of the art. IAPS has added a step by step illustrated guide to editing your image to their website. Four tutorials are at this IAPS link.
There is also a video on how to interpret the prospectus here.
-- An information series from PSST, short tips to make being an artist a little easier. Author - Carolyn Hancock
Your phone/tablet camera can expose what you cannot see! When you think you might be finished with the painting, hold the camera close--real close-- to the painting and slowly move it around. Zoom in. The camera's eye might show you spots that you cannot catch with the human eye.
In the photo below, I didn't see any of these flaws on the painting surface. But click on the image and notice . . .
tiny white spots on forehead and under eye
what IS that pattern looking space on her cheek?
an errant spot of purple on her chin
extra and unwanted build up of pastel on her neck where a stroke stopped or started.
Give it a try, both by looking through the camera and by taking a photo and zooming in. You will see things to fix as well as those annoying white specks of paper showing through.
-- A new information series from PSST, short tips to make being an artist a little easier. Author - Carolyn Hancock
A new information series from PSST. I'll be posting videos and links at random times, quick little tips to make being an artist a little easier. (Maybe this one is a little longer than quick!)
Wondering what it takes to get that coveted "accepted" letter from the competition you want to enter? Gail Sibley, in her How To Pastel blog, asked master artists, "If you could suggest one thing to help improve a painter’s chance of getting into juried shows, what would it be?"
21 artists who answered, all thought provoking. You will probably find your favorite replies -- I especially like the responses given by Corey Pitkin and Carol Peebles. Read the full article here.
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