He gave us challenging exercises like the very last exercise, where we had to draw/paint from memory. We prepared our boards with two small sheets of paper, and selected a reference photo. He timed us, for five minutes we were to do nothing but stare at and study our photo. So we literally spent five minutes “seeing” our photo before doing anything else. Then we drew for five minutes from our memory only. We looked for another five minutes, then again worked from memory. O
With bittersweet sadness, we had to say goodbye to CPPS member, Tom Nicholas. At the last meeting, CPPS announced that they will be giving a memorial scholarship to his daughter, Susan Nicholas Gephart, to support her event: the May 2016 Hameau Farm Studio Artist Retreat's Mentor Day. This scholarship will provide an artistic opportunity for three teens to attend Hameau to study alongside adult artists. Susan appreciates this wonderful gift.
The Pastel Society of the SW - Entry due August 5 Contact: Onlinejuriedshows.com
Arkansas Pastel Society - Entry due September 1 Contact: Onllinejuriedshows.com
Connecticut Pastel Society: "Renaissance in Pastels" - Entry due September 1 Contact: www.ctpastelsociety.org
Pastel Society of New Hampshire - Entry due September 5 Contact: www.pastelsocietynh.com
For Sale: Don’t miss this deal!
71 lightly used pan pastels plus applicator sponges and handles, empty jars and a stack of lids for only $100+shipping costs. These materials originally sold for approx $345 (Save on shipping by having the materials delivered at the Mike Beeman workshop). If interested, email Judy Leasure at email@example.com
Marrianne's painting, "Elements 5", has been accepted into the Pastel Society of America's upcoming show in New York City. The show, "Enduring Brillance", will run from September 8-26, 2015. We were told at the meeting that her last year's entry had won an award and had also been sold. Congratulations!
Susan will be teaching a one-day adult en plein air pastel and oil workshop at Millbrook Marsh on August 15, 2015. She will also be teaching at Hameau in October. Susan will be sharing supplies, such as pastels, that are provided by her national sponsors with the participants of her workshops. Contact Susan if you are interested in attending either of these workshops: firstname.lastname@example.org
Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society
April 26, 2015 meeting The quarterly meeting of the Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society was held on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Best Western Plus, Premiere Drive, State College, PA. In attendance were: Milt trask, Joan Engle, Judy Wilson, Debbie Decker, Jill Foster, Pamela Cistaro, Jennifer Shuey, Denise Wagner, Mary Rohrer-Dann, Kim Gates Flick, Anne Kenyon, Marianne Fyda and Pat McDannel. Prior to the business meeting: Anne Kenyon of t
Donna Mitchell, Artist
1210 Stratford Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013
Donna Mitchell is an artist who works primarily in the pastel medium. She has been rooted in traditional realism since her early days of childhood. Her subjects are very diversified, yet she is most passionate toward portraiture of both people and pets. She creates custom commissioned portrait paintings from life and/or from reference photographs