Pastel Workshop

I went to a pastel workshop this morning taught by local pastel artist Bill Gramley. I was so excited, not only because of my recent fascination with the medium, but also because I realized this was the same artist of whom I previously purchased 3 mini paintings! There is another class on March 31st at Fine Art Carolina Gallery in Mebane if anyone is interested. Bill demonstrated 3 themes: pears, an autumn tree, and a seascape. It was amazing to see the paintings appear so quickly. After each demonstration, we were left to do our own version, either from a photo or our imaginations. Here are my versions…I need to provide better photos once I take them out of the “class provided frames” (except for the seascape, that’s my own frame). The pear… (I don’t eat pears, so I struggled with this!) Autumn tree…I wanted to do a horizontal image, but didn’t realize the mat would cut off so much

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