Appalachian Pastel Society- July 11, 2015 Member Meeting/Program/Workshop
with… Nancy Nowak, IAPS MC,PSA
…join us from 10am to noon…
Taking Your Paintings To The Next Level, pastel presentation
This program and workshop will cover in depth the foundations and techniques of pastel painting. Instruction and demos will include:
- Discussion on materials
- In-depth study of composition, value studies, color temperatures and color harmony
- How to select and work from a reference photo (importance of simplifying, massing, telling a story)
- Different methods and techniques of underpainting
- Step by step painting instruction with critiques
- Pitfalls and how to avoid them
- Discussion on what makes a successful painting
At the Grace Community Church. The public and all artists are invited. There is no fee to attend the morning meeting.
“For me, it’s (painting) all about creating. It’s being attuned to the inspiration that nature provides, and intuitively, patiently, and creatively, letting go and seeing where that leads. Color and light are what inspires me. It is an ongoing endeavor to capture it artistically yet technically and to bring out the spirit of my subjects using the glorious medium of pastels.”
She is a Master Circle member of the International Association ofPastel Societies, a Signature Member of Pastel Society of America, a Member of Excellence in the Southeastern Pastel Society, Member of Women Painters of the Southeast and Member of Kudzu Art Zone. Nancy has won many awards for her exceptional artwork in regional, national and international competitions.
Originally from New Jersey, Nancy now resides in the Atlanta, GA area with her husband Don and dog Beaux. When not painting or working, you can often find her at the golf course or curled up reading a good book.
Visit Nancy’s website at www.nancynowakart.com.