Marian Hirsch will demonstrate fine points of pastel painting at October 24 Plano Art Associarion Members’ Meeting held at the ArtCentre of Plano, 902 East 16th Street, Plano, TX 75074. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Website: http://planoartassociation.org
The intense, vivid colors and immediacy of application make pastels an individually expressive medium. The directness of the medium often brings a uniquely personal application – like handwriting.
The brilliance of color is one of the most seductive characteristics of the pastel medium for me. I will share how I approach my own work from inspiration to working methods and will go over many of the resources available today for pastel enthusiasts. I’ll be focusing on the visual language of the landscape as nature continues to provide a powerful catalyst in the evolution of my work.
There is always that moment when light falls on a subject in just such a way that the ordinary becomes extraordinary. Then that creative spark ignites the painting process. Though I spend a lot of time working plein air, my pastels are composed and created in the studio.
About the Artist