What is pastel, how to mix and make it, and a little about painting with it, a little basic information from Pigments through the Ages.
A LOOK INTO THE WORLD OF A DRY PAINTING MEDIUM
The Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Arts in Spring will host Pastels Revisited, an exhibition of fine art pastel paintings by members of the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas, June 5 through June 30.
“Get your fingers messy.” That’s what members of PSST will tell kids on Saturday, June 14. PSST has joined with the Pearl Fincher MFA for their June Family Fun Day. PSST members will help children experience hands-on painting with pastel and do live demonstrations. Family Fun Day hours are 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
“Children especially love painting with pastel; it’s right there in their hands,” commented Carolyn Hancock, president of PSST. “Working with the kids, showing them the beauty of pastel, it will be a fun day. And the public gets a chance to see original pastel paintings on exhibit.” The artwork on display is 9 x 12 inches or less.
Pastels here in Texas are finally receiving the notice they deserve. A beautiful grouping of pastels was shown at the Brenham Fine Arts League show this weekend and one of them won first place in it’s division and the H.L.R. Moore Memorial Award which is a cash prize accompanied by a HUGE ribbon! The painting was “Love That Prickly Pear” by Sharon Haney (a PSST member) and the judge, Ken Muenzenmayer from Round Top, TX, said her painting was very enjoyable to look at. He liked the way in which Sharon had used pastel in this particular painting, the use of the light and he noted that she had taken a challenge with her composition. There were approximately 85 paintings entered into the show. It was held at the Downtown Art Gallery in Brenham.
12 WEEK SESSION ON “BREAKING DOWN THE LANDSCAPE”
Would you like to know how to paint luminous clouds, lifelike trees, meandering creeks? Practicing painting the elements of a landscape will lead to better and more emotionally satisfying work.
12 week session -- $420; Choice of 6 weeks – $270; Drop in -- $55 Per session (depending on space available)
Jan. 21. - Overview - Composition and design, value planes, horizon, atmosphere, light and shadows, warm and cool, color temperature, good landscape, bad landscape. (recommended)
Jan. 28 - Clouds and distant trees
Feb. 4 - Farview landscape – foreground, middle, and background
Feb. 11 - Trees – foreground trees and grasses
Feb. 18 - Water – creeks, lakes, reflections
March 4 - Rocks – in fields, in water
March 11 - Barns, buildings in landscape
March 25 - Seascape – rolling and crashing waves, beaches, coastal cliffs
April 1 - Mountains – farview, nearer view
April 8 - Southwest Scenery – canyons, shadows
April 22 - Buildings – streets - perspective
April 29 - Coastal – boats
Tuesdays 9:30am to 12:30pm. Please email Linda for supply list and questions. Dellandw@yahoo.com or call 928 606 9080.
Classes at WOODLANDS ART LEAGUE GALLERY, 25136 GROGANS PARK DR, THE WOODLANDS, TX 77387
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