Saturday, March 30, 2013

Workshop May 25th!

Workshop May 25th

If you know of anyone who is interested, please share the information below.

One Day Workshop with Lisa Ober
Saturday, May 25 - 9am-4pm
If you have ever wanted to learn how to create detail with pastels, this is a workshop for you.  On Saturday, May 25, Paint Saint Louis and I are planning a one-day still-life workshop.  This "hands-on" workshop will show you the creative tricks and techniques I use to create my paintings.
The workshop will be limited to 15 artists so everyone gets plenty of personal guidance. I will provide the U-art paper.You need to provide your own pastels, a ground cloth and easel. There are tables if you prefer to work flat. You will have the choice to work from a real still-life set-up or from a photograph. It's an all day workshop at Garry McMichael's studio, and includes snacks, and one of Diane's famous healthy lunches.   
Price for the workshop will be $110.  For more information
please contact:

Garry McMichael
(314) 773-4112


Adding to my small works collection for a show in May/June at Grafica.  About 6 more left to complete so I have a nice square display.  6 X 6 oil on panel.  

I loved creating a painting of this little girl in pastel.  She had such a sparkly personality!
24 X 18 pastel on board.

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Mixing It Up

Piece number two for the small works group show.  Creating this painting made me realize how complicated the mixing of color is up close.  I had never really paid much attention to the very subtle gradients that form between colors on a palette not to mention how many little sparkly highlights exist in wet paint.