The PSST March 7 Meeting is cancelled. Texas Art Supply is hosting the Scholastic Art Show, so our meeting space is not available. Meetings resume with April 4 with Jody Martin demo and workshop.
Until then, browse the blog of the Oil Painters of America. So many good articles that apply even to us pastel artists. Here's a couple to get you started.
Tom Beasley paints the beauty of Texas, from the Coastal Bend to the vast reaches of Southwest Texas.
A resident of Beeville, Tom does not often make the PSST meetings, but participates in exhibitions throughout the region. His bio is simply one to read, where he gives his personal reasons for continuing to paint.
A little excerpt from his website: "My subjects are from the natural world, usually quiet, peaceful places. South and southwest Texas are often unrepresented or under-represented in art. For me, they are some of the happiest and most beautiful places on earth. The sunrises, and especially sunsets, whether from our kitchen window or the front and/or back yards, range from merely beautiful to explosively extravagant. My evening walks are punctuated by the sounds of birds and images of changing light. In the spring, when conditions are just right, we are bathed in pinks, yellows, blues, purples, reds, oranges and other hues of wildflowers and other flowering plants. In April, the lowly prickly pear is transformed by blossoms of yellow, orange and red. Butterflies, birds and other creatures filter in and out through the year, and the weather is often changing and unpredictable. The subjects and options for art are limitless. I hope to share my experiences in south and southwest Texas with you through my art."
Click to view Tom's website.
"Compare, compare, compare," emphasized Cindy McBride during her PSST demo on painting the model. Painterly, loose, and colorful on Canson Mi-Tientes in just an hour. Key take-aways:
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