Several years ago, I prepared a presentation for a CPPS meeting on: “How to Pack a Painting for Shipping”. I am updating this presentation and including “How Much it Costs”!
Read all the information regarding shipping that comes from the exhibitor. You may need to contact the shipper; you may need to provide a return address label, a prepaid return shipping label etc. If you need to provide documents or labels that need to be in the box get them ready first. Get a box that is both strong enough and big enough, allow several inches of...
Once again, I had a painting accepted into the annual exhibition of the Pastel Society of America, "Enduring Brilliance", a national art show. pastelsocietyofamerica.org
The event is held at The National Arts Club, 15 Gramercy Park South in NYC in the historic Tilden Mansion.
The PSA received 1,298 submissions and only 178 paintings were selected for this exhibition. My painting, "Amaryllis with Juan Gris", was selected. I did not win a prize but getting into the show was enough for me!
This began with a wonderful slide show plus original works of art in Desmond O 'Hagan's unique style. He emphasizes the value of color, the temperature and the intensity;
the shapes of dark and light.
This promises to be a very interesting workshop.
Desmond uses a very bold approach. He really presses hard I the pastel stick, changes direction with the pastel and blocks in the composition.
He began with a charcoal sketch, and used a black pastel to define shapes.
He continues using a dark shade of blue to further define shapes.
The “ Pastel Expressions” Exhibit at SAMA Ligonier was a great success. PPAL and CPPS produced a fine array of paintings for this exhibit, and juried it well. SAMA did a beautiful job of displaying our work and promoting it online and with their very informative brochure. I felt greatly honored to be asked to give a brief talk at the Lunch a l’Art event on Thursday, August 20. I talked about pastels and why they are such a captivating medium: how well they interact with other mediums, how wonderful it is to draw with color, how the drawing beco...
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.
On our second sheet of paper, we simply drew/painted...