Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Teaching Pastel and Selling Work




Felicia and I are continuing on with our 8-week session of our Art Boot Camp and so today was my turn to teach pastel to our students. I was a bit nervous because I love working in pastel (it is my first choice when working en plein air) but I have never taught it before. I wanted to be sure I could give good instructions to my students and help them choose shapes, hues and values which can sometimes become confusing when picking up so many pieces of pastel to create a vibrant drawing. We're working from a large fall still life set up, which can be seen somewhat in the background of my photos. I encouraged each person to take a small part of the still life this week in order to become familiar with the medium, not try to tackle too much and get really confused. I started the class with a short demo and then ran around the table for 3 hours helping each person! Time went by quickly and they all really enjoyed it, I saw a lot of smiles at the end of class. Including me! I'm thinking about teaching a pastel course. If anyone local is reading this and is interested, please let me know. You can email me through my website or send me a message on FaceBook.


My exhibit at the Providence Art Club has ended and I picked up my work today, minus these four pieces. I am saying goodbye to Fragments of Time, Well Worn, Uplifted and Keepers of Mystery. They have all found a new home. Uplifted is going to live in Brazil and I have to admit I was sad when I heard it had sold, it was my favorite and much of my soul is in that drawing.

6 comments:

Kathy said...

Congratulations!!!

jspeegs said...

Whaaaaa, I'm missing out:( and I had great potential!! lol
Julie:)

Richard Klekociuk said...

Well done Kendra on both your teaching and exhibition. Every art buyer should take with them a small piece of the artist's soul in their purchase. You have succeeded.
That's what art is all about!

piet joe said...

Great work Kendra...

Libby Gilpatric said...

Congratulations, Kendra! Your drawing Uplifted will live on and on spreading your jour joy with the subject. What more could an artist hope for!

Kendra said...

Thank you everyone for the great comments!