Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

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

Artists Continue with “Art Every Day” Challenge

Here are the latest renderings contributed to this summer’s challenge to create art every day.    

June 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

CHAW Spring Student Show is Excellent

The opening reception for the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop Spring Student Show is tonight, June 11, but I checked it out early, and the submissions are just fantastic. Here are … Continue reading

June 11, 2016 · Leave a comment

Another Wednesday

Here are some photos I took in the studio on February 17. Above, on the left, Vince Iannacchione is shown working on a portrait of his mother-in-law, using pastels, charcoal, and … Continue reading

February 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Artists at Work

I love circling the studio and seeing what everyone is working on. We all do it. It’s fun, and everyone welcomes comments and advice. Here are some works from last … Continue reading

February 7, 2016 · Leave a comment

Exhibit of 17th-Century Dutch Art at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts

It took two visits, but during our stays in Boston at Thanksgiving and Christmas I finally succeeded in taking in the whole of the Class Distinctions exhibit of 17th-century Dutch … Continue reading

January 13, 2016 · Leave a comment