This is a Zoom meeting, featuring a demo by artist Adrian Giuliani. Watch for the Zoom link in your email. If you have never used Zoom, sen...
Come paint this colorful donkey with us on Saturday, May 21, at 1pm CT. Register EARLY to have time to prep your drawing. I will send you the Zoom invitation, the reference photo, some surface prep info, some tips that include alternative underpainting methods in case you don't have what I use, and even a line drawing that you can use to transfer to your board or paper in case you don't have time to freehand your drawing. No drawing skills required! More details here.
All registrants will receive a link to the video a few days later, so if you have to miss part, no worries!
The Plein Air Convention this May in Santa Fe is coming up soon . I will be giving two demos at the Convention . One will be in Pastel and the second will be with oils. Details for the two demos is included in this news letter (contact Albert). To sign up for either or both, contact the Plein Air Convention directly.
I hope you do. For both pastels and/or oils—For both subjects I have a very direct method to show you from start to finish…. After the block in, I paint from the center of interest out. To finish, I paint as always from dark to light and use the art of lost and found edges to obtain space and atmosphere. This technique simplifies the painting process and gets you there more directly.
"Fall at Enchanted Rock" by artist Carolyn Kilday, 16x16
CTPS is the Central Texas Pastel Society, a non-profit organization that raises awareness of pastel through promotion of, and engaging in, art shows and exhibitions. Additionally, CTPS supports its membership through workshops, programs, artist demonstrations, and pastel painting opportunities. Ultimately, CTPS strives to assist its members in optimizing their artistic potential, whether they choose to be a hobbyist or a professional.
Yes! Each year, CTPS supports art in the schools. Historically, CTPS has sponsored scholarships for children to attend summer art camps as well as donating art supplies and books to schools and libraries in the community.
Generally, CTPS meets the 3rd Saturday of the month unless otherwise noted in the "Events" section on the homepage of this website.
Due to Covid-19, our meetings will be held in virtual meeting rooms with "Zoom".
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Yes, CTPS is a member of the International Association of Pastel Societies.
You may attend a meeting and decide if it is for you. We think you will do so because it is a fun and enthusiastic membership!
Each meeting has a simple format - news about opportunities for showing our art, workshops being hosted by CTPS or by other organizations, and general discussions and knowledge sharing about best practices. Following this part of the meeting, a demonstration is given on various topics from pastel painting techniques to marketing tips.
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