Category Archives: Pastel Pencil

Mixed Media Painting Group

IMG_0761One of the highlights of my week is Monday afternoon when my daughter, Carol, and I attend a mixed media painting group at the Pittsboro Senior Center.  This is a “mixed” group, from all walks of life who enjoy sharing with each other our various  works of art.    At the beginning of each session, we have a “show and tell” where we share the projects we are working on, or have completed the previous week.  It is nice to get the critiques from all the members of the group.  The medium for the majority of the group is watercolor, but some do graphite drawings,  pastel chalk drawings, pen and ink, acrylic, etc.   For the next two weeks, we will have one of our local  artists come and demonstrate different painting methods.  Her name is Shannon Bueker, and she is well-known in the area for both watercolor and acrylic paintings. If you would like to see some of her work, click on Not Now Kato on the right under blogs I follow.  It will take you to her blog and website.  Here are a few photos taken last Monday.

IMG_0759    Ruth Roys, our group moderator, works on a beautiful pastel watercolor.

IMG_0756  Mary Phyllis Horn is working on a pastel chalk drawing, a medium that she is very good at doing.

IMG_0760 Eleanor Jaison works on a watercolor.

The picture at the beginning of the post is of Christine de Graffenriedt,  Carol Newnam and “Z” Hazel Le Blanc.     Sorry,  Several of our “regulars” were absent from the photos. Will try to get a photo of Shannon on Monday.   Thanks for coming by.

Sarah

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New Beginnings at 93

For many years I have put off creating a blog,  so now at age 93, I have jumped in!

I have a philosophy that “no day is complete without finishing some form of art, or learning something new, so I will try to post daily, or several times a week.  I hope you will be interested in what I have to say and show you. My interests are painting (watercolors), making greeting cards, many of which have been published in JUST CARDS,  SCRAP&STAMP magazine, and VAMP STAMP magazine and e-articles.   I also do pen and ink drawings called ZIAs (Zentangle Inspired Art) using the art form created by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas.  This relaxing art helps reduce stress and can be done by anyone.  More about this later.  AND if this isn’t enough, I knit and crochet.   I will show you examples of all of these from time to time.  This is a recent landscape painting I have done in watercolor.

Hope you like it.

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Thanks for stopping by, and see you soon!              Sarah