Workshop Woes

This past weekend I taught a workshop. And whether you are teaching one or attending one, I have found that there are 3 things that must be tackled head-on…. Number one. The easel. I love my French easel. I got it from an estate sale where another artist had loved it...

2019

Two years ago I won the very prestigious “Prix des Pastel” Masters Circle Best of Show award at the IAPS convention. (Trust me- no one was more shocked than me. ) I remember an artist coming up to me and saying congratulations, which was then followed by a statement...

“Grey is not a color…”

When my husband and I were first dating, we went skiing on a very bright sunny day. As we were heading up a ski lift, he asked me to give him an art lesson since he is an engineer and knew I was an artist. I responded by looking down on a row of pine trees that were...

An “Ode to Aluminum Foil”

I have a quiet friend. A shiny, little helper made from astronaut-worthy stuff that has saved my life and the lives of many pastel sticks…. Like most pastellists I work at an easel with the top of the painting tipped forward about 15 degrees so the dust from the...