Dawn Emerson Demo April 10, 2021
Every artist who has been a lover of pastel a few years has encountered many different pastel techniques and has a closet full of different pastel supplies. Most likely Dawn Emerson surprised every one of us in her demo for PSST on April 10th!
She worked pastel into a wet background of Winsor & Newton Artisan Water Mixable Oil Colour--in black. She applied the oil paint with a brayer, and used the brayer to build the suggestion of the horse. Pastels, unthinkable tools, and Dawn's energy resulted in an unexpected, dynamic horse racing through abstracted forms and colors.
The first image below is Dawn's completed demo painting; the second horse and the egret are Dawn's preparatory paintings. PSST had submitted three images from members prior to the demo. Lisa Daigle submitted the photo of her horse, Savannah, and Liz Czerewaty submitted the egret photo. The bonus of Dawn's demo was the owner of the photo Dawn selected for the demo --- would receive the final painting. Lucky Lisa!
Just one benefit of membership in the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas: recordings of PSST demos are available on the members only page. Join/renew here.
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