Saturday, October 20, 2012

2nd Biennual National Show Awards

Doug Dawson PSA -Juror/Judge

FIRST OF SHOW - BONNIE WILLIAMS, Brookeland, Texas "Hayfield Series June 29th"

SECOND OF SHOW - MARY CAMPOS LOPEZ, San Antonio, Texas "Dance of the Cactus Flowers"

THIRD OF SHOW - CAROLYN KILDAY, Austin, Texas "Purple Hydrangeas"
Honorable Mention - Barbara Churchley, Cedaredge, CO " Meander"
Honorable Mention- Diane Fechenbach, Highlands Ranch, CO "Taos Whitewater"
Honorable Mention- Cathy Geib, Boerne, Texas "Catching Up on the Guadalupe"
Honorable Mention-Robert Rhodes, Rockport, Texas "Harbor Lights"
Show will be up through Nov. 2 at the Art Incorporated Gallery of Fine Art, 9401 San Pedro

Texas Pastel Society
October 15. 2012
Member Meeting

The October members meeting was held at the San Antonio Garden Center on Monday October 15th. 22 people were in attendance, including the demonstrator.
No business was conducted. The meeting was turned over to Doug Dawson, PSA (see for more information).
Since everyone knows that ending up with too many colors can ruin a painting Doug proposed to start with too many colors and demonstrate how to rescue the situation.
Doug explained to those in the audience who had not attended day one of the workshop that he started his paintings with only 4 sticks of color, a dark, a dark middle, a light middle and a light value, since starting with 4 colors almost always led to a painting with a common color and more than 4 leads to trouble. He then had audience members select some sticks at random. He then arranged these 20 some sticks into four value groups and started a landscape.
First producing a thumbnail sketch establishing three values in black and white (although he normally uses 4 values) and then using a template to denote the size of the painting; he began establishing the masses of the three values. Each mass used all of the colors of that value chosen by the audience. The result was a very colorful underpainting.

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