Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Painting exchange! June meeting

Have you ever tried to work really small? Do you like the idea of a challenge in trying to create a small treasure? The painting above is a 4x6 pastel I did for my dad one year. One Christmas I did a small 4x6 pastel for every member of the family as a Christmas gift. It was fun trying to work so small, and come up with subjects that were meaningful for each person.

If you'd like to try then you have your chance coming up! For our next FCPS meeting, on June 2, we plan to hold a painting exchange. Each member who wants to participate is asked to bring in a framed 5x7 pastel  painting. Please WRAP the painting to keep it anonymous, and we will have a painting exchange.

You can fit a fair amount of detail into a small painting if you want. It will be lots of fun to exchange with other members of the FCPS. If you bring a painting you get to leave with another painting. It would be great fun if everyone who attends the meeting will participate.

So you have plenty of time now to get started. I hope you all can share a painting and get a painting too. What a great way to head into the summer.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Upcoming June meeting

The final Spring meeting of the First Coast Pastel Society, before our summer break, is coming up on Saturday, June 2, 9-11 AM. We hope everyone can attend. We have lots of exciting things in the upcoming months, and for the coming year.

The meeting this time will be held at Wendy Tatter's art gallery in St. Augustine:
WB Tatter Gallery, 76A San Marco Ave., St. Augustine, FL
Lyn says there is plenty of parking near the gallery, and around the corner on Cincinnati Ave, and a block north at the mission by the big cross. But please remember to *BRING A FOLDING CHAIR*

After our general meeting we will have a demo on how to set up your pastel box.

For those of you who have not submitted your application form and fee yet it's easy to do, right from this blog. Those who sign up before we meet again in the fall will be considered Charter Members of the FCPS.

See the next blog post for another exciting event we have in mind for the June meeting. I'll get the blog post up quickly to give people time to prepare for it!