Month: November 2013

A pastel painting for the tropics!

  Before Mum and Dad left Salt Spring on their journey home to Cayman (via my sister’s in Ontario), I managed to do a couple of pastels for my gallery there. This pastel was inspired by a photo I took while in Grand Cayman about 20 years ago. It’s one I’ve wanted to paint for

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Is it a Painting or a Drawing? The debate over the status of pastels

Recently on the Pastel Society of America (PSA) Facebook page, a conversation was initiated by someone who had had work rejected from an exhibit because as a pastel, it was considered a drawing by the organizers and the show only accepted paintings. You can imagine the furor that started in this pastel group!   So

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Self-portrait: 30 sketches in 30 days

At the end of September, inspired by artist Bill Creevy who was doing his own 30-day challenges, I challenged myself to do 30 self-portrait sketches in 30 days. And amazingly (to myself anyway), I did it!   Some days were easy and some days not so easy. Some days I made the time to do

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