PSNC September meeting photos – art lecture and lunch at NCMA
Lecture by Mr. Perry Hurt, Associate Art Conservator, on late 18th-20th century painting and the lunch at the museum afterward.
Member News, Kathryn Troxler
Kathryn Troxler put the finishing touches on two paintings she started during the plein air session at Emily Thompson’s Farm back in May.
If you attended and would like your work highlighted on the PSNC blog, fill out the form here.
Critique Session with Anne Kiefaber – Meeting Photos
Meeting photos from January 19, 2019
PSNC Holiday Party 2018
Meeting Photos from Susan Mayfield demo
Meeting Photos from Lyn Asselta demo
Lyn Asselta, Master Pastelist – Demo / Mini-Workshop
September 9, 2017
“It’s All About Intent”
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.
To learn more and reserve your spot, sign up on our Eventbrite page.
March 18th Meeting Photos – Donna Slade
January 14th Meeting Photos – Judith Cutler
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.
December 2016 Holiday Party Photos
PSA Master Pastelist Judith Cutler on January 14, 2017
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.
November Meeting – Photos
Alexis Lavine showed us how to take complex subjects and create brilliant paintings.
November Meeting – Alexis Lavine on Composition
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!
September Meeting – Photos
Luana Winner presented a power point program and display of 10 paintings done on location and those completed after returning from China.
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