There's a cute and quirky commercial on TV about I saw it on the internet, so it has to be true: Girl met a guy on the internet and he's a French model. Bonjour. Hope you've seen it.
So here's our got to be true: The paint around was loads of fun and we have the pictures to prove it. Everyone worked on all four paintings; then four lucky people took an original home with them.
So let everyone know that we have great pastel artists and great meetings. Send our link, Pastel Society of Southeast Texas, to friends, family, artists you know, art groups and clubs, galleries.
Haven't seen it? Here's the YouTube link to Bonjour.
The Magic of Pastel -- Art League of Fort Bend hosts a pastel demo and workshop by Carolyn Hancock. The demo and workshop will cover pastel techniques and pushing color.
Demo -- February 27, 10:00 - 12:00. The demo will be a single magnolia bloom, painted without white. Even though painted in non-traditional colors, it will still read as our beautiful white Southern Magnolia
Workshop - February 27, 1:00 - 4:00 and February 28, 9:00 - 4:00. The workshop will cover different types of pastel, pastel techniques, and supports. A figurative work will be painted from photo reference, with emphasis on creating interest in the background. The focus of the workshop will be the use of pastel, its color range, and texture. Participants may choose to paint any subject, from their own photo reference.
Cost -- $65 for members of ALFB, $70 for non-members
Gates Fine Art Building, 2205 Avenue I, Suite 114, Rosenberg
Contact ALFB to register
Watch Carolyn's YouTube video, Painting the Language of Flowers, a beautiful look and listen.
What's Your Plein Air Painting Fantasy? Member Linda Dellandre writes about how to make it a reality in the February issue of Pastel Journal.
Artists Network gives us a preview of the article and Linda's paintings from her month of painting in Dinan, France. "The artist shares her tips for making the most of these kinds of opportunities (hint: it's all about flexibility) and offers a must-read list of othe opportunities for artists in the article."
Congratulations on being published, Linda!
January 5, 2013:
Pastel painters in the greater Houston area now have a home! The Pastel Society of Southeast Texas has been inactive for several years, but in January a group of enthusiastic pastelists met at Jerry's Artarama.
Linda Dellandre and Caroline Ratliff put together a great meeting and demo. Linda performed magic with her pastels, from a quick drawing and block-in to a finished landscape painting. One key tip from Linda was how to easily mount paper to support. She uses an acid free spray adhesive, sprays it on acid free foam board, and carefully places the paper onto the support. The package is then placed under a heavy weight for several days.
February 2, 2013 Meeting: Election and Paint-a-Round
It takes a lot of time and energy to create and support an artist group. PSST is lucky: we have awesome members who volunteered to fill offices and chair positions. Attending members voted and elected officers and chairs.
Linda Dellandre energetically led a Paint-a-Round, keeping us perfectly timed until we created four perfect paintings!
Four easels were set up in a circle, pastel and supplies in the center. To demonstrate the look and feel of different papers, Canson, Wallis, Sennelier, and Uart were taped on different easels, along with different reference photos. Each member, in rotation, painted on all four papers, beginning with four minutes and too quickly timed down to one minute. Painting on someone else's work, watching the different techniques and color choices used by each member, all the way to a finished (somewhat) painting in less than an hour -- what an experience.
The beautiful facility of Artist Alliance in Sugar Land hosted PSST. Thanks to Liz Czerewaty for the great slideshow now showing.
Next meeting March 2, 2013, 10:00 - 12:00. JOIN US. Please email our Membership Chair for location of meeting.
PSST Blog is written by Carolyn Hancock