Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Our own Brooke Allison, has become a Mastel Pastelist of the Pastel Society of America after winning prizes at three annual shows.

Are we lucky to have her among us.!!!!

I will be posting the picture that won this year soon.

October 8th Meeting

October 8, 2008

The meeting of the Tampa Bay Pastel Society was called to order by president, Mary Louise Pollock. It was held at the Upper Tampa Bay Regional Library and was a short meeting because the main purpose of the evening was a demonstration by Virginia LaTourrette. We did discuss the upcoming Paint Out at the Dunedin Art Center on Tuesday, November 11. Also, there is going to be an ongoing painting class at the Palm Harbor Senior Center on Thursdays at 1:00. More information about it will be on our blog. Lorraine Potocki let us know that Brooker Creek needs people to submit work for future shows. We are always keeping our eye open for possible exhibition sites.

Mary Louise introduced Virginia and the rest of the evening was the wonderful demonstration. She painted a still life of pears and copper pitcher and did the painting on black Spectrum paper. You will see the painting on our website. She said she likes to paint in series and paints in pastel then in oil. She uses mostly soft pastel and her style is colorful, dramatic and bold with no blending with her hands. She really pays attention to color reflections on both objects, intermixing the colors. She loves a dark purple from Mount Vision.

Respectfully submitted by Cathy Morgan