Sharon is our super star media relations person. She submitted a press release for our exhibition Art of the Pastel 2014 to various media. Catch it on the new Media page on our website.
I am pleased to announce that one of my red chalk sketches has been published in the hardback edition of Strokes of Genius 5, The Best of Drawing – Design and Composition.
Rachel Rubin Wolf does a terrific job with these publications, and I am very pleased to have had my work selected to appear in this edition. It includes some really talented artists, so I feel very humbled to share the pages with them. It is available through Amazon and your local book sellers. I was especially pleased that Ms. Wolf chose to quote me on the inside front cover book flap: "Good composition reveals what many fail to see."
Ford, Red Chalk Sketch by Brenda hash
I have started a pastel demonstration on my blog which will span a number of posts. Those interested can reach it through their Facebook account by searching for "Brenda Hash - Fine Art & Portraiture" and Like the page, or you can go directly to my blog at http://www.brendahash.com/blog/ and at the bottom of any post click the button to be notified of new posts via email.
For the Christmas pastel painting exchange
If you did not receive one of the small sample Canson papers for your Christmas painting, just create your own by cutting your paper to a 4 inch by 5 inch size.
Thanks for the tip from Helen Donaldson
If you need to know why you should take his workshop, just read his bio:
Alan Flattmann was inducted into the Pastel Society of America’s Hall of Fame in 2006 and the Masters Circle of The International Association of Pastel Societies in 2007. He was awarded the PSA Master Pastelist distinction in 1991, the American Artist Art Masters Award for pastel teacher in 1996 and has been listed in Who’s Who in American Art since 1981. Most recently, he won the Joseph V. Giffuni Memorial Award in the Pastel Society of America’s 2009 National Exhibition at the National Arts Club and the Gold Award in the International Association of Pastel Societies Exhibition at The von Liebig Art Center. Flattmann’s work is the subject of three books, Alan Flattmann’s French Quarter Impressions, The Art of Pastel Painting, and The Poetic Realism of Alan Flattmann. His work has also been featured in major art magazines and is included in collections of the Butler Institute of American Art, New Orleans Museum of Art, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, Oklahoma Art Center, Longview Museum of Art, Mississippi Museum of Art, the Lauren Rogers Museum of Art, as well as numerous private and corporate collections. He is a founder and current president of the Degas Pastel Society and has served as judge for many national painting exhibitions. Flattmann also teaches painting workshops around the country and abroad.
Alan Flattmann workshop February 5-7, 2014. All the info is under the Exhibition Tab.
PSST Blog is written by Carolyn Hancock