Was it her wealth of freely shared information, her narrative and humor, or the pastel application that we loved the most?
Nancy illustrated different stages of the painting, prepared before the demo. The finishing touch on this one is the florescent pink on the top left of the mission, to indicate the warmth of the sun from overhead.
Nancy provided a detailed blog of her methods on her website. For a pdf of the demo information, email her
Betty James is the PSST November Member Gallery Artist Betty is our resident pastel pencil and Santa Claus master! Her paintings of Santa have become everyone's favorite painting to steal during our annual Christmas lunch and gift swap. From workshops to a PSST demo, Betty has been sharing her method of creating those small beauties.
Betty attends weekly (or more) live model painting sessions and her portrait technique and quick painting skills with pastel pencils are making 2 hour history! Several of her portraits were shown at the October PSST meeting. The level of completion is such a short time is remarkable.
This painting, Contemplation, was juried into Art of the Pastel 2019. Betty co-chaired AOTP, handling everything from prospectus to awards.
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