PSST member Carolyn Hancock has been accepted in Pastel Society of America as an Associate Member. Her painting, Eyes to the Future, was one of the images submitted for jurying.
"PSA requires five images, so I included figurative images only, all of the same size. I thought the same size, same subject would make a better showing," says Hancock. "PSA membership has been a longtime goal. It's taken a lot of paintings, especially the bad ones, to get to this point. My blog, Climbing the Trail, is about what I learned in the 19 years this journey took."
A very cold and very windy day proved no deterrent to our adventurous pastel painters!
Eight PSST members and a guest approached Collins Park while the temperature was still below 40 degrees. Despite the wind and chill, they all produced brilliant paintings of the creek.
She's Got You, Pastel, 18x24
Patsy Cline could sing the song, but PSST member Carolyn Hancock painted the words. Visually telling the story behind the song, “She’s Got You” won Best of Show on March 2 at the Art League of Fort Bend in Rosenberg.
Carolyn based the composition on a Patsy Cline song from the 60's, using the words of the song to portray a melancholy sadness. The painting flows from the woman’s face down to the ring “that you gave to me” and across to the main line: “I’ve got your picture, but she’s got you.” The single coffee cup completes the aloneness. Read the story behind the painting on Carolyn's website.
PSST Blog is written by Carolyn Hancock