Friday, April 21, 2017

Pastel Workshop 2

 These are MINE! This is my studio set, but I also used my travel Guerilla box as there aren't enough colors here!

Pastel Workshop Setups

Western New York Pastel Society sponsored a 'Color Confidence' workshop with Marla Baggetta. I had admired her work and saw an opportunity to meet her, watch her work, and hopefully learn a whole lot by joining the club and signing up for the workshop. I am so glad I did, it was a wonderful mixed group of artists, various styles and experiences and activities.

ON the third day I went around the room and photographed the various pastel setups and how they were packaged, set up, and used. INstructions for this workshop said to bring as many high quality pastels as we had and suggestions for purchase. There were Diane Townsends, Sennelier, Terri Ludwigs, Unisons and more. Various cases were purchased or converted, and different references, including digital were used on the third day to utilize what we learned. Such a feast for the eyes!

Late Fall at Niagara

painting Niagara Falls, American Falls

Last November, I joined Jacq Baldini at the overlook bridge to paint the Falls. It was a true Fall day, chilly, breezy and a bit of rain as well but we were able to set up behind a glass windbreak wall on the bridge that didn't impede the hardy tourists who joined us. 

The first picture shows my picture on the easel on location with my view. The second is the painting in proper lighting, we were in a corner. I am so happy with my painting that I chose it for my new business card. Not every painting is a 'keeper' but once in a while I feel I have made an exceptional beauty.

kschifano, painting Niagara, American falls

Power, 12x18 pastel on Wallis, c.2016