10/12/08

Studio Demo's for day #2


Pastel demo #3, 5 x 5"


Pastel demon #4, 5 x 5"

Day 2 of Portland Open Studios and I'm half way there! Here are 2 more demonstrations that I completed before a group of visitors. Each small demo takes about 15-20 minutes to paint. It's a little like rubbing your stomach and patting your head at the same time, but instead, you are painting with a palette of pastels and an easel before you AND a crowd to talk to while explaining every step of the way....over and over again. A huge benefit from this is that I now know and have explained several times why I under-paint, what pastel is made of, and why I don't spray with fixatif. Many questions from the curious all walk away better understanding just what exactly pastel is. Are you still wondering? All I know is that it's FUN, FUN, FUN!

2 comments:

Donna T said...

Nice demos from both days! I can't even imagine trying to paint and talk at the same time.

B Boylan said...

Hi Donna,
Thanks for the comments. After painting for as many years as I, the talking comes along eventually. But the concentration is definitely diminished!