Monday, April 13, 2009

More On Pastel Pencils

I hope everyone had a great Easter holiday! The weather is still a little cool here for this time of year. I hope soon it will be warm enough where the heat doesn't run at night.

In my last post I had a piece where I had tried pastel pencils. My set was only 12 so I was lacking many colors that I usually use. I have purchased a set of 48 pastel pencils from Ebay and received them Friday. Hope to put them to use soon and have something to post.

I heard yesterday about a juried art show for Randolph County artists at an Asheboro Gallery. The work can be any medium but must reflect a Randolph County subject. Unfortunately, works have to be submitted beginning April 16th and I don't have anything ready with a Randolph County subject that I can submit. I am debating on whether to give it a try to have something worthwhile ready. I am trying to come up with a good subject. There is a very well-known covered bridge here in Randolph County but many artists have used that in their work and there will probably be a few in this show. Oh well, wish I had heard about the show earlier!

7 comments:

Laure Ferlita said...

Aren't new art supplies the best?! Especially when they come in the mail and (hopefully) you got a deal??!!!

Go for it, Lori, what's the worst that can happen? You don't make the deadline but you have a wonderful piece of art?? You gotta try!!!

Jade Erin Scarlett said...

I totally second Laure on that. Go for it! And new art supplies, yum, yum, how can any day go bad when it starts with that??? I have a horrible time with pastel pencils, hopefully I'll learn something from you.

Hugs,
Jade

Tresses Art Blog said...

I agree you should go for it anyway...what's to stop you!!!
I do want to thank you for the lovely comments on my work and don't know if you've looked at them but the pan pastels (they're expensive) are fantastic for landscapes because you can lay color down so fast and then do the detail work with pencils and sticks to finish up...I've grown to love them and though they are costly they last a very very long time compared to sticks!
Teresa

pencilportraits said...

I have been thinking about pastels for some time so wil watch with envy as you begin. ou must have a go at getting an entry in, you'll never know unless you try!

Jenna White said...

I always hear about stuff when it's too close to the deadline. You can still make the attempt...you lose nothing if you don't make the deadline. And if this is an annual thing, add it to your calender so you don't forget for next year :)

Jan said...

I agree with everyone else & hope you've at least made an attempt to enter. What a great experience and as Laure said, you'll at least have a nice piece of art for next time!

Teresa said...

Hi Lori,

I'm catching up with my blog reading (I'm usually behind!). Can't wait to hear your decision on the art show.... are you going for it?