THE WEDNESDAY STUDIO

Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Anne Shields creates art using a scene that Lewis and Clark saw on their expedition

Editor’s note: In this post, Anne shares her process in creating art from a scene that inspired her. Her pastel is currently part of the show “Summer Work” at the CHAW Gallery, 545 … Continue reading

September 19, 2018 · Leave a comment

Fran Tomlinson describes process she used in complex pastel

Editor’s note: In this post, Fran describes how she went about creating her pastel of Joy playing the piano. Her pastel is currently part of the show “Summer Work” at the CHAW Gallery, … Continue reading

September 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

Nancy Arbuthnot combines watercolor and poetry to portray timelessness in time and tide

Editor’s note: In this post, Nancy describes her process and challenges in rendering, in words and paint, the timelessness of a gull amid shimmering ripples. Her resulting work of art is currently part … Continue reading

September 17, 2018 · 1 Comment

Pat Stocks creates peachy pastel

Editor’s note: In this post, Pat describes her approach to art. Her pastel Peachy Keen is currently part of the show “Summer Work” at the CHAW Gallery, 545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC.  Pat … Continue reading

September 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Tara Hamilton’s tulip painting is an exercise in contemplation and mindfulness

Editor’s note: In this post, Tara shares how she went about creating her watercolor of tulips after seeing a mass of tulips in a photograph. Her painting is currently part of the show … Continue reading

September 15, 2018 · Leave a comment

Martha Pope captures the essence of the Missouri River Basin in pastel

Editor’s note: In this post, Martha shares how the inspirations of another artist and a stunning landscape informed her pastel piece Upper Missouri Basin, which is currently part of the show “Summer Work” … Continue reading

September 14, 2018 · Leave a comment

Kay Elsasser creates inspiring watercolor of an Irish shipwreck

Editor’s note: In this post, Kay shares her encounter with a haunting shipwreck that led to an inspiring watercolor. Her painting is currently part of the show “Summer Work” at the CHAW Gallery, … Continue reading

September 13, 2018 · 1 Comment