Sunday, February 24:
Robert Douglass: Landscapes with Structures
Robert’s pastel paintings often depict rural ranches and farms. He will talk about these and demonstrate his method of pastel painting.
In his own words: I worked in pastel (and oil and acrylic) since about 2006 with awards in APS, CTPS and Sun City competitions. My work is representational, but I woke to Art with the abstract expressionism of the late ‘50s and ‘60s. An elusive dream, but I would be pleased if my work echoed some of the energy and experimentation of that time. I am an architect but my professional work crossed disciplines—design, urban planning, healthcare and management consulting, business and education. I loved it all, especially when my designs were honored by the National Endowment for the Arts and the American Institute of Architects. A slow but stubborn learner, I have degrees from the Universities of Nebraska and Minnesota, attended Harvard Business School and hold a Doctorate from Harvard’s Graduate School of Design. I serve on advisory boards at the University of Nebraska and Harvard Business School.
So what about art? I had one art class in school. It was in Junior High and Miss Emma Imm saved me from probable expulsion by assigning me to spend each class hour downstairs in the gym, sketching members of the high school band as it practiced—two of these received State Fair ribbons. As a pre-computer architect/designer I drew a lot—clients always loved my renderings of their buildings, but I always hated my trees. I joined CTPS in about 2006, largely in the hope that I might somehow finally draw a tree that I wasn’t embarrassed by. I’m still working on that. In the meantime, I have become something of a workshop junkie. The list is long and includes oil painters as well a pastel artists—Bob Rohm (4), Rusty Jones (2), Fred Sommers, Matt Smith and Ralph Oberg (together), Chris Morel (3), Dalhart Windberg (3), Denise Mahlke (3), Jae Jones (3, w/c), Elizabeth Sandia, Ann Templeton, abstractionists, Jerry Seagle (RIP) and Debora Stewart….there are more but memory fails. Lately I have enjoyed becoming acquainted with Albert Handell in three workshops, two in his Santa Fe studio where I will be again in May.
- February 24, 2019 — Bob Douglass demo
- March 2019 — Program featuring the 2019 Exhibit Judge
- April 26, 2019 — To be announced
- May 2019 — To be announced
- June 23, 2019 — Garage Sale.
Recent Demonstrations and Pastel Talks
Sunday, January 27, 2019
Nancy Lilly presented “Be Well Grounded” demo which centered on achieving layers of malleable texture through the buildup of ground, of underpainting, and lots of fixative.
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Linda Wells — Linda, a native Texas artist, demonstrated how she integrates different source materials into a single work. She has had a long and varied career in art and related fields, and has won numerous awards with various art organizations in Texas. A love of nature’s beauty is what inspires Linda to paint.
Sunday, May 27, 2018
A presentation by Annie Winsett, on social media.
You can grow your base of supporters, engage with them for feedback and show galleries or art event organizations that you mean business. Annie can help define which Social Media outlets will best serve our creative endeavors and how to maintain a profitable presence.
Sunday, April 22, 2018
A Conversation with Mike Etie. Mike, is one of APS’s founding members, talked and demo’ed on his painting journeys and how it has changed his life and the lives of others. He also spoke about the importance of painting from life and how to use technology in the process.