THE WEDNESDAY STUDIO

Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Unusual Birds This Month

Among the May 8 flock of birds for Draw-a-Bird Day, we have an extinct bird. A human bird. A sculpted bird. A rubber duck. And a fluffy bird that looks to … Continue reading

May 10, 2017 · Leave a comment

Great pics from class yesterday

I had a lot of fun circling the room and taking photos of everyone in the Wednesday Studio yesterday. Here’s what they were up to. Anne Shields completed a pastel … Continue reading

January 26, 2017 · 2 Comments

Wednesday Studio Well Represented in CHAW Student Show

The opening reception for the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Adult Student Art Show is tonight. Below are the AWESOME entries from the Wednesday Studio. I am missing one image, which I … Continue reading

December 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

Follow Fran, step by step, in creating an amazing portrait

Fran Tomlinson recently finished a pastel portrait of her spouse, Joy, seated at the Knabe baby grand in their home. Joy is an accomplished pianist and loves that baby grand. Once … Continue reading

September 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

The Wednesday Studio Reconvenes

School’s back! Yes, indeed, on Wednesday the members of the Wednesday Studio were all in the—guess what?—studio! Before we reconvened, I asked people to share their thoughts on their summer … Continue reading

September 18, 2016 · 2 Comments

Presidential hopefuls take animal shapes in Anne Shields’s art

Four pastels by Anne Shields have been accepted in a national juried show sponsored by Touchstone Gallery. The Washingon, DC, exhibition, “Art as Politics,” includes entries ranging from gun violence … Continue reading

August 1, 2016 · 1 Comment

Two Smithsonian Pastel Workshops

Weekend before last, I attended two all-day workshops–Pastel Portraits and The Still-Life in Pastel–sponsored by Smithsonian Associates at the Dillon Ripley Center.  Both were taught by Gary Shankman, head of … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · 1 Comment