Sunday, January 27:
Be Well Grounded, by Nancy Lilly
Achieving different effects with pastel is dependent on a variety of techniques. Different types of pastel paper play a huge role with employing different dry and wet techniques. Different papers can take different numbers of layers. Who hasn’t been drawn in by the siren call of those brilliant soft colors only to go looking for that can of compressed air when indecision just filled all the paper’s tooth? But when talking about technique to help or “save” a painting, none is more controversial than the use of fixative. Some camps believe heart and soul that fixative should NEVER be used citing how it dulls or ‘sinks’ the color. Others will say they use it “sometimes.” Few advocate soaking the surface.
This demo will center on achieving layers of malleable texture through the buildup of ground, of underpainting, and wait for it…..lots and lots of fixative.
Nancy Lilly is a Signature Member of Pastel Society of America, a member of the Austin Pastel Society and the Pastel Society of Southeast Texas. She was selected to participate in the IAPS 33rd Juried 2018 Web Show, and will be included in the April 2019 edition of the Pastel Journal featuring artists recognized in the Pastel 100 Competition.
- January 27, 2019 — Nancy Lilly demo
- 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, September 30:
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.
Sunday, March 2, 2018
Margaret Dyer demonstrated her art techniques for “Figure in Pastels.”