by Enid Wood
Enid Wood, PSA will provide a PanPastel® mini-workshop before the October 27 APS meeting.
You need only bring your reference material and sense of adventure, although you are invited to bring your travel box of pastels and a set of pastel pencils, plus your own PanPastels if you already have some.
All materials are provided. If you choose to purchase PanPastels, Lisa Wright at Asel Art can help you. 512-477-1762
Denver native Enid Wood first fell in love with pastels as a young child when she saw them used by portrait artists alongside the Plaza in Santa Fe. Enid now divides her time between homes in Bastrop and Houston, and teaches pastel classes and workshops in south and central Texas. Painting is Enid’s second career, after over 30 years of violin teaching, mainly in England.
Enid’s pastel paintings have won numerous awards including Best in Show from Pastel Society of the Southwest in 2011, and honorable mention in the Pastel 100 in 2009 and 2012. Her work appears in galleries throughout Texas, exhibitions throughout the country, and collections throughout the world. She holds signature status in the Pastel Society of America and the Pastel Society of New Mexico, and is an Associate with Distinction in American Women Artists. Also a writer, her work is frequently published in Pastel Journal.
She learned portrait and still life painting from Don Doxey as an undergraduate at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, and later studied art history in an interdisciplinary masters degree program at Yale. Enid spent a decade in Albert Handell’s plein air landscape mentorship program, and takes workshops with other noted pastel painters at least once a year. Her paintings begin with a captivating color or pair of colors, and then take shape as vigorous, emotional renderings of our beautiful, fragile world.
Mini-Workshop by Bethany Fields
Bethany Fields, PSA, IAPS/MC, will help attendees with use of reference photos as an aid, not to duplicate, a finished painting, experimenting with color, color harmony and underpainting techniques. More details will soon be provided.
Bethany Fields is an American contemporary artist working in pastel. She has gained national recognition with exhibits at the Salmagundi Club, National Arts Club, both in NYC, and the Butler Institute of American Art in Ohio. She regularly hosts and teaches workshops around the country and is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Degas Pastel Society and is a Master Circle member of IAPS (International Association of Pastel Societies). She is an active member of American Women Artists and the American Impressionist Society. Bethany has recently been featured in the prestigious Pastel Journal magazine in both a featured article and as an honorable mention winner for the 2017 Pastel 100. Her work was also chosen as a finalist in Artist’s Magazine Annual Art Competition in 2016 and 2018.