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Monday, December 30, 2013

Start the New Year with a New Class!

"October Sunset", pastel on board
Beginning Drawing And Painting With Pastel 
with Judy Albright
Fridays , January 24-February 28  1-4PM    6 Weeks/$225 
E-mail Instructor or call (860) 364-0477 for details.
If you have always wanted to learn to draw and paint, but are a bit afraid to try... this is the class for you!
In this stress free, fun class, participants will experience a nurturing community atmosphere that will ignite artistic and personal growth whether you are a first time explorer or have had some experience.
Students in this class will develop basic drawing and painting techniques while discovering their own style. Using guided, personalized instruction students will improve their drawing skills and learn how to choose colors and tones that create harmony in their work and enhance their ability to compose their pastel paintings effectively.

Saturday, December 28, 2013

"My Darling Clementines", 11x14", Pastel
I am working on black gatorboard that I primed with clear Gesso. The Gesso has pumice in it, so it becomes a sanded surface.

It is very gritty and I don't think I like it, but my husband says he likes the effect.

What do you think?

Let the Blogging Begin!

"Karen's Sunflower" 14x11", Pastel on board
Well, here I go!

I thought I would post this painting because I am longing for warm sunshine!

One of my students, Karen, took the reference photo and did a very nice painting of it. She challenged me to try my hand at it, too!