OCTOBER 5 Meeting
In preparation for the PSST February show Art of the Pastel 2014, Chuck Rawle will speak about his experience judging art shows and contests at the October 5 meeting of PSST. Chuck frequently judges the LSAG shows for area art groups. He is the past Vice Chairman for judges on the HLSR School Art Committee and has also been judging School Art for Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo since 2006.
In addition to his experience as a judge for the shows, Mr. Rawle is an accomplished landscape painter. His award winning work has been in several prestigious juried shows, including Arts for the Parks Top 100 in 2001. His work is also available at Collectors Covey in Dallas, Kneeland Gallery in Ketchum, ID, Galleries West in Jackson, WY, the Germanton Gallery in Germanton, NC, Riverbend Fine Art, Marble Falls, TX, and the Insight Gallery in Fredericksburg, TX.
For more information on Chuck Rawle, please visit his website, chuckrawle.com, and be sure to read the article about him in Southwest Art http://www.chuckrawle.com/articles/Rawle_SouthwestArt0710.pdf)
Additional topic for October is the Art Challenge: A painted tree.
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Huge congratulations to Alan Flattmann for winning the Pastel Society of America Award in Memory of Flora B. Giffuni, for his painting Taking Notes at Galatoire's.
Another great reason to sign up for the workshop he is presenting during our February Art of the Pastel 2014 exhibition.
Brenda Hash Portrait Drawing Demo
If you weren't at the September 7 meeting, well, you just missed a lot.
Brenda Hash was a rock star with tips and techniques rolling one after another. She described and defined proportions, plumb lines, using turn of form to anchor a mark, squinting, correcting, massing shadows. She peppered all of her demo with information about tools and materials. For this demo, Brenda used Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencil and Pastel, No. 188 Sanguine, on Strathmore paper. Click for her blog, On My Easel.
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