8th PSSC Member Show Reception - April 2017

All photos by Gayle Uyehara

All photos by Gayle Uyehara

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.

 

 

Pictures from IAPS- 2015

Here are some pictures sent from the IAPS convention going on in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It looks like they are having fun. Makes you wish you were there!

Click on the thumbnail to get a better look, and then hover the cursor over the image to see the caption.



Photos from the Beginner Session of the Richard McKinley Workshop - March 2015

We had a wonderful three days with Richard McKinley at Destination Art.

Photos from Joslyn Center Paint-In - April 1, 2014

Julia Patterson Workshop - January 2014

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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!

 

Trip to Mary Aslin Studio - December 2013

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.

Painting in France with Elizabeth Mowry - September 2013

Sue Kuuskamae shared some of her photos from the Elizabeth Mowry workshop that she recently attended in France.

 

 

Pastel Box Management Mini-Workshop - August 2013

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.

See the pictures below.

Paint-ins and Paint-outs - October 2012

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.

Joe speaks to the group in June at Cannery Row

Joe speaks to the group in June at Cannery Row

Joe's demo piece begins

Joe's demo piece begins

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.