Monday, January 24, 2011

Pastel Paint-In Event

The Central Pennsylvania Pastel Society hosted a winter "Paint In" last Saturday, January 22 from 9am - 4pm. This was a FREE event and a great opportunity for members to come together informally and work/socialize/share techniques and share a pot-luck lunch in a relaxed non-workshop atmosphere. It was wonderful! Here are some photos from the day.

Above, pastellist and organization president, Susan Nicholas Gephart at her easel

Above, pastellist Jeanne McKinney

Above, pastellist Anne Kenyon, who is offering a pastel workshop February 6 (see CPPS website for details)

Laura Winn Kane, artist

Here is one of my first pastel attempts after 35+ year hiatus - the simple mason jar, the subject matter thanks to the blog Gardening Gone Wild's photo contest this month. See previous two blog posts for more.

The Ball mason jar on the table.

Ball Canning Jar - 5" x 8" $40.00 unmatted/unframed (c)Pat Dolan 2011

It was the first time I have used Kitty Wallis pastel board - and I absolutely loved the sanded surface for holding the pastel pigments! I was also using Sennelier pastels for the first time - soft, buttery and vibrantly colored soft-pastel. They are a luxury, but worth every penny now that I've tried them out.

My table on Saturday.

My still-life set-up.

Close-up of the under painting, such as it was. Note the blue stripes that were to become red stripes in the fabric.

Enamel Pitcher - 8" x 11" $100.00 unmatted/unframed (c)Pat Dolan 2011

1 comment:

deborah said...

I love the work!