Making a connection between your painting and a viewer requires a clear idea of what you actually want your painting to say. Focusing on Intent can help you say it eloquently.
FREE Demo (40 seats available}
10:00 am to 12:30 pm
My demo will show you how intent shapes almost every decision I make with my painting process. My focusing on the intent of my painting, what I want to say, I become clear about everything from format and composition to color palette. I’ll bring along an underpainting and will discuss how I make choices during the painting process.
Mini-Workshop (12 spaces available)
$45 reserved/paid in advance
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
In the afternoon mini-workshop, each student will be required to bring along either a failed painting or a painting that is giving him or her trouble. By using the failed painting as reference material, I’ll guide you through the process of evaluating the work and re-focusing on what’s important. Our goal will be to make a new painting that is more focused and expressive.
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Judith Cutler shared thoughts on her 13 years as a Pastel Society America member, and the experience of being part of the Jury of Selection team for PSA’s 2016 Enduring Brilliance Annual International Juried Exhibition. She also talked about her work which ranges from representational to abstract.
We are pleased to have Judith Cutler PSA-MP as our next presenter at The Art Shop, 3900-A West Market Street, Greensboro on January 14, 10:00am – 12pm
Judith Cutler will share thoughts on her 13 years as a Pastel Society America member, and the experience of being part of the Jury of Selection team for PSA’s 2016 Enduring Brilliance Annual International Juried Exhibition. She will also talk about her work which ranges from representational to abstract. Bring your questions, this will be a casual chat meeting.
The Pastel Society of America designated Judith a Signature member (2003) and a Master (2007). She is a Master Circle member (2009) of the International Association of Pastel Societies, a Southeastern Pastel Society Member of Excellence, and a member of Piedmont Pastel Society, Appalachian Pastel Society, and North Carolina Pastel Society.
Judith Cutler has a background in graphic design and fine art. She received a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Pennsylvania State University. As a college student she began a lifelong love of abstract expressionism. Elaine deKooning was one of her early teachers. She was a corporate designer for more than 20 years with IBM, Holiday Inn, and Oakland University in Rochester Hills, MI. She then returned to the fine arts and became fully absorbed using pastels as a painting medium. She also works with acrylics and mixed media.
Her work has been shown at the Butler Institute of American Art; National Arts Club, NYC; Peale Museum, Baltimore; Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Atlanta; Hickory Museum of Art, North Carolina; and the Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art, among others. She has received numerous national and international awards and been published multiple times in the Pastel Journal.
Alexis Lavine showed us how to take complex subjects and create brilliant paintings.
Greetings fellow Pastelists!
We are often faced with overwhelming complexities when trying to compose our paintings. Alexis Lavine is an Award Winning Watercolor Artist, but first and foremost she is a COMPOSER! She composes shapes, colors, and ideas!
Please join us for the November meeting of PSNC, when Alexis shows us how to take complex subjects [mostly from photos] and creates brilliant paintings.
She will show examples of her source material and the finished painting. A meeting not to be missed. Please read her Artist Statement.
Saturday November 12, 10 AM-12PM at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens room 106 (100 Old Mason Farm Road) in Chapel Hill.
Hope to see you there!
Luana Winner presented a power point program and display of 10 paintings done on location and those completed after returning from China.
Anne will be showing her homemade sketchbook, as well as the tools she brought which were very portable from which she has produced some pastels and a couple of oils. She will explain her process and how she goes from a quick sketch to a painting. Ann will have a couple paintings in process, which she will bring.
Laura will be presenting some info on how she travels with Pastels… from plein air in her backyard to Japan, French Polynesia, and Italy. What to pack to minimize weight and space and to how to get through security. She’ll share photos of her setup on locale as well as photos of where she has traveled. Included will be small paintings done on location as well as the larger studio versions. She’ll also bring the backpack with the actual set ups.
Luana, our President, will have some giveaways she picked up for our members at the Portrait Society conference from one of the manufacturers!
Hope to see you at the meeting at 10 AM at the North Carolina Botanical Gardens room 106, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill!
Presenter: Wendy Musser
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2015
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Place: NC Botanical Garden, 100 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill
Painting out of doors can be either exhilarating or daunting. While painting in plein air Wendy tries to create a painting that is tranquil by incorporating the exhilarating things that attracted her to the scene and editing the daunting down to the essential elements. Her goal is to paint an image where the viewer can feel that the fast pace of our technologically filled lives can be left behind; a subject that will evoke a feeling of place where the viewer is not pulled in a million directions. When painting in the studio from photographs Wendy tries to remember the mood the location evoked, what the day was like and the sounds she heard and uses these memories to create a painting that will be reminiscent of her plein air work.
Nancy discussed her transition from medical art to realistic still life paintings of a different subject matter. She demonstrated her steps in creating a pastel painting from concept to sketching, blocking in the big shapes, color choices and finally, adding the finishing details. Nancy is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and paints in both pastels and oils.
Nancy Marshburn will discuss her transition from medical art to realistic still life paintings of a different subject matter. She will then demonstrate her steps in creating a pastel painting from concept to sketching, blocking in the big shapes, color choices and finally, adding the finishing details.
Nancy is a Signature Member of the Pastel Society of America and paints in both pastels and oils.
The first part of the program is a Power Point presentation that lasts about 20-25 minutes. That will be followed with a demonstration of a small pastel painting of a simple still life.