Thursday, February 16, 2012

February meeting notes by Roger Snyder. TXPS Secretary

Texas Pastel Society Minutes
February 4, 2012
After the business meeting (see minutes below), Mary introduced Janis Langley, a pastelist from Austin. Janis has been painting portraits for the past 30 years. She brought along a commissioned portrait, as well as the portrait that won 2nd place in the TPS 2011 show.
After relating an interesting and informative biography, she proceeded to demonstrate how she painted the commissioned child’s portrait. The demonstration was done on a blue-gray tinted sheet of Canson. Besides showing how the portrait was developed, Janis pointed out many of the techniques she had learned, such as typical measurements, best methods of lighting, the use of cool and warm colors, working from hard to soft and from dark to light, as well as her selection of pastels.
The meeting was opened by our President, Mary C. Lopez with an introduction of the officers for 2012.
Membership cards will be mailed out next week. Please send dues and application to The Texas Pastel Society, c/o Maria Aguirre, Membership Chair, 7318 Silent Hills, San Antonio, Texas 78250
Mary then reviewed the status of the Society’s program for 2012.
January – A tour of the McNay’s exhibit of the Influence of Japanese Art on European Art was enjoyed by all.
February – A portrait demonstration by Janis Langley (see above).
March – A Paint Out and demonstration with Kraig Kiedrowski will be held on the 22nd. It will take place at either the Antique Rose Emporium or the Botanical Gardens. The consensus of the group appeared to favor the Emporium as less expensive and less crowded.
April – There will be an exhibit for all members at the Tobin Library. Paintings will be accepted on April 1st and 2nd from 10 to 12. The exhibit will run until May 5th. There will also be an opportunity to participate in running a workshop for children and adults at the library.
May/June – Planning on a Paint In.
September – Members have been invited to participate in the Comfort Art Fair. This includes the opportunity to hang art for sale and to participate in a sidewalk demonstration.
October – Our National Juried Show starting October 19th. This year it will be held at Art, Inc and will be judged by Doug Dawson. Doug will also give a demo for members on either the 16th or 17th. He will also lead a workshop on the 15th thru the 17th (Monday thru Wednesday). Cost is $325 for members. $100 required to hold a space. Spaces available will depend upon the venue, but could be limited to 14 or 15 participants. Sign up has already started.
More details on the monthly meetings, other demonstrations, and the opportunities described above will be reported as they develope. Please return to the Society Blog often.

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