The 8th PSSC Member Show Reception took place on Sunday, April 23rd at the Southbay Lexus Center. It was a full house with many people turning up to view the artwork, applaud the announcements of the show winners and then stay to enjoy our show juror, Barbara Jaenicke's pastel art demo.
Take a moment to see all our show winners!
Many congratulations to all our member participants who made this beautiful exhibition possible.
We had a wonderful three days with Richard McKinley at Destination Art.
Get Your Work Out There! The Very Best Ways to Market Your Art Online
Julia Patterson presented her Online Marketing Multi-media Seminar after our meeting on January 11, 2014
Long time graphic designer for artists and a pastelist herself, Julia shared her expert advice on the best avenues for artists to promote themselves efficiently, enjoyably and at little cost in the world of blogs, websites and social media.
Her fast-paced overview of ideas, possibilities, tips and tricks was very informative and much appreciated by all!
Thanks to Sue K. for the photos from Mary's studio in Laguna Beach. Some of the board members had the opportunity to see a Mary do a demo of her work.
Here are a couple of photos from the Griffith Park paint-out on that took place on October 22nd.
Sue Kuuskamae shared some of her photos from the Elizabeth Mowry workshop that she recently attended in France.
PSSC members enjoyed a demo by Donna Yeager at the September 14 meeting.
A few days later members had the opportunity to attend a three day plein air workshop offered by Donna.
On August 10 a group of six pastel artists met with Dave Wolfram at Sue Kuuskmae's house to have a workshop on how to set up your pastel box in a way that helps one select the most effective color. Dave described several methods and most of us opted to use the one recommended by Richard Mc Kinley in which neutral colors are grouped together, and then colors are placed with the lightest at the top of the box (where the sky is) gradually getting darker towards the bottom (where the ground is).
Dave also gave a demonstration on how to make your own neutral color pastels by grinding to a fine dust complimentary colors. After sifting out the bigger pieces, he put the dust on a glass and added small amounts of alcohol until it became a thick paste. When it is thick enough to pick up, he rolls it in wax paper, lets it dry, and now you have a new color of your making.
It was lots of fun, and particularly helpful to have a small group. Attending were: Michele Aplin, Nancy Viets, Carla Skinner, Kathy Moorehead, and Sue Kuuskmae. & Eva Muchnik.
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Many of us spent four days enjoying Albuquerque, various lectures/demos, classes in pastel, buffets, cocktail parties, dinners, and visiting with new and old friends.
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Paint-Ins: We have instructed and non-instructed get togethers more recently held at Cannery Row, Catalina Avenue, Redondo Beach on one Saturday bi-monthly. We meet on the months where there is no business meeting.
Our last instructed paint-in was held in June with Joe Mancuso, one of our most highly esteemed pastel teachers. The cost was $65 plus a $5 donation to our host. Everyone brings their lunch so we get a chance to chat mid day. We begin at 9:30 a.m. and continue until 3:30 p.m.
Our last non-instructed, paint-in was held October 6 at Cannery Row where six of us painted through the day allowing us to consult each other for advice.