Thursday, September 27, 2007

Congratulations Claude Texier

Claude Texier received the Pastel Society of Tampa Bay Award at the 35th Pastel Exhibition of Pastel Society of America in New York.

If you would like to see her work please go to You will love her luminous work.

Karen Baker Wonderful Demonstration

What an interesting lady! That is what Karen Baker tells me with her smiles, her pastels, her classical musical and her shining eyes.The Pastel Society of Tampa Bay was honored to have her as our demonstrator for our first quarterly meeting.

She used a homosote board covered in black cloth to give her bounce and a orange tinted piece of Wallis Paper.
She explained us that she likes to work large, but she generally makes a small study either plein air or indoors from a photo.

Karen started with dark colors or any color she felt it was good for the mood. She called it playing with color. She ended up picking up purples, oranges, red and mustard golds for the trees. She also spend quite a time developing the sky with analogous colors and layering the pastel in a way that seems the pastels were just barely kissing the paper.

Karen told us that we should experiment, get out of our comfort zone and enjoy.

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Pastel Society of Tampa Bay Fall Meeting

Fall Meeting

Our fall meeting will take place at
the Dunedin Fine Art Center
1143 Michigan Blvd, Dunedin, FL
September 26, 2007 at 7:30 pm

Demo by Karen Baker CPS PSA
Artist and teacher, visit her website at

Information about our Fall Show!
Membership Business and Refreshments

Our Speaker: Karen Baker
Karen paints, and teaches workshops in New England in plein air landscape painting and the creative process. She promotes other artists' work and their creative purpose, aside of pursuing her own purpose and goals-- in essence she is like anyone else who wants to grow and express themselves creatively.

Call to Artists
Paint in Safety Harbor. Date:November 10, 10am to approx 3pm. Paint outdoors as a group in a designated area as part of safety harbor's open house art tour. Paint whatever you want in at the designated location, from photos or sketches or your imagination. 4 to 6 artists needed. Please contact Karen Baker by first week of October.

We want to see what our members are doing. If you have any news or achievements in pastels please send them to I will make sure I put them in the next newsletter.

Virginia LaTourrette