Have you ever walked into an art reception - and didn't know anybody? What do you do then? Fine Art Views Newsletter has Part 1 of a really good blog by Kesha Bruce that gives us good basics. How to start a conversation, well, that's in Part 2. It's all about going outside your comfort zone and concentrating on the other person.
The plein air event at Brazos Bend State Park could not have had better weather, scenery or friends. Our artists set up in different areas around Elm Lake, but everyone found shade, from giant mossy live oaks to the beautiful observatory deck. The lake had had mesmerizing reflections and shadows; even the clouds were show stoppers. A light breeze kept us cool, and a picnic lunch finished the day.
Watch for photos of the artwork - great paintings created on the spot.
Who's your favorite pastel artist? Hard to narrow it down to one, but my personal favorite right now is Mary Aslin. Her pastels are exquisite. The florals are beautifully composed and have a freshness, almost pickable. Her figurative art is narrative, and the type of "people painting" that is universal, anyone could welcome it into their home. While you are looking at her website, take a look at her blog - lots of explanation of her concepts, and a quick over the shoulder look at a work in progress.
Joan and Elaine at the Art Movement opening on May 18. Located at Memorial City Mall, next to Macy's, the show remains open at least through the 26th.
PSST Blog is written by Carolyn Hancock