Mini-Workshop by Anna Lisa Leal
Agave and Cactus in Pastel
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Five members pre-registered during the October 25 APS meeting. Registration is now open to all members.
Time: 9:30 to 12:45
Class size: maximum 15 students.
Have some fun learning about the Agave and Cactus we see all around us in Central Texas and the Southwest. Anna Lisa will review the structure of these prickly friends and their flowers. She will discuss and demonstrate the drawing and pastel application techniques to represent these cacti in various ways on both commercial papers and hand textured board. Participants may email their painting images for Anna Lisa to critique during the week following this event.
Anna Lisa Leal is an award-winning artist and native Texan whose artwork embodies the resplendent patterns in nature and particularly botanicals. Representations of unusual flowers, the colorful and dangerous beauty of cactus, the undulation of the agave leaf imprinted by the now unfurled leaf, or the poignant swan song beauty of the agave flower.
In her own words, “I’ve always loved creating especially in combination with the outdoors. My artistic mission is to transport nature’s beautiful design to indoor living spaces. I feel the best paintings are those reflecting nature’s innate beauty and spirit.“